Adams, John Quincy

BORN 21 Dec 1874, Wien - DIED 15 Mar 1933, Wien: Sanatorium Auersperg
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 35 D, Reihe 01, Nummer 28 (Ehrengrab))

John Quincy Adams was the son of the opera singer Carl Adams from Boston. His father was engaged at the court Opera in Vienna. From 1878 to 1884 he lived with his grandparents in the USA. In 1891 he entered the painting school of Robert Scheffer and from 1893 he attended the Academy of Arts in Vienna where he studied under Siegmund L'Allemand and August Eisenmenger. He continued his studies in Munich under Carl von Marr and Johann Caspar Herterich and in Paris under Jules Laurens and Benjamin Constant. Whistler was a main influence on his work.

In 1903 he became a member of the Künstlerhaus in Vienna where he participated in exhibitions. He won several prices in the following years. During the First World War he worked for the War Press Quarter.

Adams was best known for his portraits and he had a studio at the Theresianumgasse in Vienna. He often travelled to the USA where his work was very popular. He died in 1933 in Vienna.

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The grave of John Quincy Adams at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2016)


• Gruber, Clemens M., Berühmte Gräber in Wien, Von der Kapuzinergruft bis zum Zentralfriedhof, Böhlau Verlag, Wien, 2002
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Published: 06 Jul 2019
Last update: 18 Aug 2022