Friday, January 3, 2014

IRVINE ADAMS (RAISED IN SUMMERLAND)


One with nature:  The Life and Art of Irvine Adams  (1902--1992)
     Courtesy of the Summerland Museum and Heritage Society

Though he was born in Swan Lake Manitobia, he came with his parents to Summerland in 1904.  His parents were attracted to the climate and came to start a new life fruit ranching.  Irvine Adams went to school, worked in the local fruit packing house and in logging.  He realized his destiny was in creating art.  He was considered one of North America's foremost Realist Artists.  His works were shown in Paris,
London and various Galleries in the United States and Canada.  "Adams captured the essence of the Okanagan leaving the legacy of this talented Gentleman for generations to come.  He and his wife Doreen were very involved in the community."  His final wish, leaving their home site as a Bird Sanctuary.
  Sunoka Beach circa 1930

1960  (pastel) Along Highway 97

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