Wayman Adams

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Wayman Adams

Wayman Adams was born in Muncie, Indiana on a farm on September 23, 1883. His father was an amateur artist and a farmer.  He encouraged Wayman’s art interest.  Wayman later studied art at the John Heron Institute in Indianapolis.  In 1912, he went on a study trip to Spain where he met Margaret Burroughs, a fellow artist.  In 1918 he and Margaret married and in 1924 they had a son.  During his career, Wayman won several awards for his paintings.  He spent much of his time in New York and then in Austin, Texas where he died on April 9, 1959




Ask Art: The Artists’ Bluebook – Worldwide Edition. AskArt. 4 February, 2008 <www.askart.com/askart/artist.aspx?artist=25623.>

Brown County Art Colony


The Brown County Art Colony was formed in the early 1900s by artists who were attracted by the undisturbed picturesque landscape known as Peaceful Valley.  T.C. Steele was the first to become a resident of the county when he purchased 200 acres near Belmont. Adolph Shulz is considered to be the founder of the Brown County Art Colony.  He began visiting Brown County in 1908 and in 1917 became a permanent resident. Both Adolph Shulz and T.C. Steele influenced other artists and many began building cabins and moving to the area.  Will Vawter and Gustave Baumann were among the first to make Brown County their home.  Other artists such as Charles Dahlgreen, Lucie Hartrath, and L.O. Griffith came from Chicago and by the early 1930s there were at least eighteen artists with permanent homes in Brown County.  Artists such as C. Curry Bohm, Edward K. Williams, Ada Walter Shulz, Carl Graf, V.J. Cariani, Gustav Baumann, Will Vawter, Dale Bessire, Georges LaChance, Marie Goth, Leota Loop, Adam Emory Albright, Olive Rush, and Alexis Fournier flourished and created the Brown County Art Colony nearly 100 years ago.




Letsinger-Miller, Lyn. The Artists of Brown County . Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994.


Nesbit, M. Joanne, ed., Barbara Judd, comp. Those Brown County Artists: The Ones Who Came the Ones Who Stayed the Ones Who Moved On . Nashville: Nana’s Book, 1993.


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