Colorado University Art Museum Presents Charles Partridge Adams Paintings Exhibition

The Colorado University Art Museum presents an exhibition; Highlights of the Collection: Charles Partridge Adams Paintings on view January 21, 2011 – June 25, 2011.

Charles Partridge Adams, American (1858-1942), Sunrise on the Mountains at the Head of Moraine Park, Near Estes Park, Colorado, c. 1920s, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Gift of Philip, Albert and Charles P. Adams Jr., sons of the late Charles Partridge Adams, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder, 86.1825. Photo: J Wells © Regents of the University of Colorado / CU Art Museum.

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.

The mission of the CU Art Museum of the University of Colorado at Boulder is to explore the transformative power of art and inspire critical dialogue.

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