John Ottis Adams papers, 1877-1970, bulk, 1877-1908

Adams, J. Ottis (John Ottis), b. 1851 d. 1927
Active in Ind.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Biographical information; 16 sketches (30.7 x 47.5 cm. or smaller) in various media (pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, pastel, ink, colored pencil, and watercolor), including landscapes, a portrait, figure studies, studies for "Courtship" and other paintings, and an ink silhouette of Adams; two etchings depicting canals in towns; 17 postcards addressed to Adams with ink and colored pencil drawings by Otto Stark of the escapades of "Foxie the dog," 1908; a photo of Adams' studio in Muncie, Indiana, and one in New Smyrna, Florida; photos of 3 of his paintings; an exhibition catalog; an article on Adams, 1899; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter.

Donated 1975 by Edward Adams son of J. Otis Adams.

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