Charles James Adams (1859 - 1931)
He was born in Gravesend in Kent and then studied at Leicester School of Art under Wilmot Pilsbury were he was awarded the Mulready gold medal for life drawing. He then taught at his old Art School before moving to the Guildford are or Surrey. he exhibited quite widely at galleries in London and the provences, including: Dudley Art Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, Nottingham Museaum and Art Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Royal Academy (RA, at
least 37 times), Royal Institute of Painters in Oils (ROI), Royal Institute of Painters in Waatercolours (RI), , Royal Hibernian Academy. His work is held in several Public Collections, including: Brighton Art Gallery, and the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester. He is known for Landscapes, Historical Scenes and Animals and he painted in Oils and Watercolours.