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Alice Adams

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Alice Adams

Alice Adams (1904-1993) was an influential American artist in the mid-20th century. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1926 and moved to New York in 1927, where she established her professional career as an artist and remained until 1940. During this time, Adams developed a distinct style of abstraction that combined elements of European modernism. This style was widely influential in the American art scene and was adopted by many of her contemporaries. Adams’ most renowned works include Aztec (1933) and Green Wave (1945).

Abstract expressionism, color field painting, modernism, American art.

Mei Wang

Alice Adams

Alice Adams is an American artist whose diverse works have made her a standout in the realm of modern sculpture. From public art installations paying homage to African American history to smaller-scale works crafted out of everyday materials like wood, glass, and paper, Adams has created a substantial and impressive body of work. Her large-scale outdoor installation exhibitions often bring attention to social issues and frequently challenge and rethink popular ideas. At the same time, her small-scale sculptures – like those made of repurposed materials – recall the everyday beauty of the natural world. Her most acclaimed works include The Monumental Woman and Equality, both of which have won numerous accolades, as well as Just Us, which was featured in the Whitney Biennial.

Public art, sculpture, installation, African American, equity, repurposed materials.

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