Ron Adams enthusiasm for drawing the human figure is matched only by his reverence for technical excellence in whatever medium he might be working. Adam’s, formerly a master printer at Gemini G.E.L., opened the Hand Graphics Atelier in 1974. He collaborated on both lithographs and etchings with artists such as Charles White, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, John Biggers, Judy Chicago, Luis Jimenez and many others. He retired from printing, and sold Hand Graphics to Michael Costello in 1987, in order to focus on his own artistic career.
Solo and group exhibitions include Cline-LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM; Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.
His work is in the collections of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Afro-American Culture, Dallas, TX; Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; the Hampton University Museum, Hampton VA; the Taylor Museum, Hampton, VA; The Museum of Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM; the Little Rock Fine Art Center, Little Rock, AK; and the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, as well as numerous private collections.
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