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ADAMS, Marilla

East Zorra, Ontario, 1864
Montreal, Quebec, 1966
Biography synopsis
As a young woman Marila Adams attended Alma College where she studied fine art, graduating in 1884. She continued her studies at the Ontario College of Art, the Art Association of Montreal and the School of Design in New York. After her studies Adams began teaching art at Simpson College, Iowa. In 1912 she traveled to Paris to study, after which she moved to Madrid to teach art. Returning to Montreal at the beginning of the First World War, Adams worked with wounded soldiers teaching them the art of wood carving and weaving at St. Anne's Military Hospital.
Media used
Wood carving
Alma Ladies' College, St. Thomas
Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art)
School of Design, New York
Art Association of Montreal
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives

Writings about
"Native of Zorra, Artist, 102, Dies." Sentinel Review (Woodstock, Ont.) 03 Nov. 1966.
MacDonald, Colin S. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009.

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