CU Art Museum shows 2 major Charles Partridge Adams Paintings

Highlights of the Collection: Charles Partridge Adams Paintings

The CU Art Museum presents two paintings by the noted Colorado landscape painter Charles Partridge Adams, including a never-before-shown, large-scale painting of Rocky Mountain scenery near Estes Park, titled Sunrise on the Mountains, circa 1920, recently conserved by the CU Art Museum, and gifted to the museum’s permanent collection by the artist’s sons. The exhibition will also feature the more intimate Untitled (Mountain Landscape), circa 1920, which likely depicts Moraine Park.   Born in Massachusetts, Charles Partridge Adams moved to Denver at the age of 18 and eventually became perhaps the most prolific and well known of the turn-of-the-century Colorado painters. Receiving artistic encouragement from Helen Henderson Chain, herself a pupil of George Inness, Adams shied away from the grandiose style employed by his contemporaries, preferring to accentuate the emotive in his landscapes and ushering in a long tradition of modernist landscape painting in the Rocky Mountain region.


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