Crashing Waves at Three Arch Bay; Laguna Beach by Peter Adams,
Peter Adams: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
Peter Adams was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 27, 1950 and he received his training in California at Art Center College of Design, Otis Art Institute, and Instituto de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende. However, it was not until he spent seven years apprenticed to Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992) at the Lukits Academy of Fine Arts, in Los Angeles, that he finally found the traditional artistic philosophies he so admired.
Since 1993 Adams has served as the president of the prestigious California Art Club, which was established in 1909 and is one of the largest and most active professional arts organizations in the country. Under his leadership, the club’s roster has grown from 80 members to nearly 3,000 at present. Today, the California Art Club is recognized as a leading proponent in the current national traditional art movement.
In 1997, Adams also co-founded the California Art Academy and Museum, in Pasadena, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution designed to assure the continuation of high standards in traditional fine art. In 2007 the Autry National Center awarded Adams with the John J. Geraghty Award for the advancement of traditional fine art in the American West. Also in 2007, Adams was presented with the Gold Medal for best painting by his artist peers at the California Art Club’s 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. Additionally in 2007, Adams became the first artist commissioned by the historic Pasadena Tournament of Roses to create the “Pasadena Rose,” to help raise funds for children’s arts programs.
Adams is plein air painter and a signature member of the California Art Club, Pastel Society of America, and Plein-Air Painters of America, as well as a master signature member of the Oil Painters of America. For more information on Adams, visit the American Legacy Fine Arts. For more information on the California Art Club, visit their website.
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