Jean Crawford Adams

Birth Date: 
09/04/1886
Birth Place: 
Chicago, Cook County
Death Date: 
09/27/1972
Death Place: 
Oak Park, IL
Variant Date/Place: 
Birth Dates 1884 and 1890
Residences/Studios: 
Studio, Auditorium Tower, E. Congress St, Chicago, 1940
Visited: 
New Mexico
Europe
Midwest
New York
California
Active In: 
Chicago
Medium: 
Etching
Painting
Subject: 
Landscape
Style: 
Fauvism
Precisionism
Realism
Exhibitions: 
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1926
Solo, Chester Johnson Gallery, Chicago, 1929
16 Cities, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Whitney Museum, NYC, 1932, 1933
Chicago A, 1933, 1934-45
Toledo Museum of Art
Philadelphia (PA) Museum of Art, 1932
Baltimore (MD) Museum of Art ,1938
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (PA) 1928, 1939
City Art Museum of St. Louis (MO), 1930
San Francisco (CA) Museum of Art
Milwaukee (WI) Art Institute
Dallas (TX) Museum of Fine Art, 1931
Califonia Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Marshall Field Gallery, The Ten, ca. 1920s - 40s
U of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings & Sculpture by American Artists, AIC, 1928-45 (6 times)
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1915-45 (13 times)
International Water Color Exhibitions, AIC,1925-35, 40 (5 times)
Half Century of American Art, AIC
A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, AIC, 1933, 34
Four person exhibit, AIC, 1930
Room of Chicago Art: Paintings by Jean Crawford Adams and Laura Van Pappelendam, AIC, 1945
New Woman in Chicago, 1910-45: Paintings from Illinois Collections, Rockford College and Illinois State Museum, 1993-94
Awards: 
Englewood Woman's Club Prize, Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1925, 26
Honorable men, Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings & Sculpture by American Artists, AIC, 1928
Brower Prize, Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings & Sculpture by American Artists, AIC, 1933
Memberships: 
Chicago Arts Club
Chicago Society of Artists
Collections: 
Baltimore (MD) Museum of Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Union League Club, Chicago
Bridges Collection, Chicago
Smithsonian Museum
Training: 
SAIC
Provincetown School of Art
Paris
Other Occupations: 
WPA, Painters Committee Member (Volunteer), 1933-34
References: 
Artist Information. 2008. AskArt.com.
Exhibition History. 2009. The Art Institute of Chicago.
Falk, Peter. Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975. Madison, CT : Sound View Press, 1999.
Greenhouse, Wendy. Chicago Painting, 1895-1945: The Bridges Collection. Springfield: Illinois State Museum, 1999.
Illinois State Museum. The "New Woman" in Chicago, 1910-1945: Paintings from Illinois Collections. Rockford, IL.: Rockford College, 1933.
Jacobson, J. Z. Art of Today, Chicago, 1933. Chicago: L.M. Stein, 1932.
Jewett, Eleanor. "City's Moderns Hold Show That Runs the Scales." Chicago Tribune. 13 Dec 1938, 18.
"Obituary, Adams." Chicago Tribune, 29 Nov. 1972, B16.
Petteys, Chris. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985.
Rich, Daniel Catton and Art Institute of Chicago. Catalogue of a Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, from the American Collections. The Art Institute of Chicago, June 1 to November 1, 1933. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1933.
Sparks, Esther. "A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Sculptors in Illinois, 1808-1945." Diss. Northwestern U, 1971.
Yochim, Louise Dunn. Role and Impact: The Chicago Society of Artists Chicago: Chicago Artists Society, 1979.