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William Constable Adam was born in Tweedmouth, England on August 29, 1846. Adam studied under Delecluse in Paris, Brydall and Greenlees in Glasgow, and in Buenos Aires before immigrating to Boston in the latter part of the 19th century.  He moved to California in 1894 and settled in Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula.  Known as Professor Adam, he gave art lessons in his rose covered cottage. With a bright and colorful palette of both oil and watercolor, he specialized in views of the Monterey area such as sand dunes, cottage and garden scenes, and the local flora.  Adam exhibited at the Del Monte Art Gallery near his home as well as at the Sacramento State Fairs where his work was awarded medals, and the California Artists exhibition at the Golden Gate Park Museum, 1916.  He died in Pacific Grove on October 17, 1931.  

Member: Boston Art Club; Glasgow Art Club.

Exhibited: California State Fairs; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1907-1912; Berkeley Art Association, 1908; Sorosis Club, 1913; California Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1916.

Works Held: City of Monterey Collection; Santa Cruz City Museum; Silverado Museum, St. Helena, California; Shasta State Historical Monument.