Adam, Joseph Denovan, RSA

1841 – 1896

Moved to London as a child and was educted initially by his father who was a landscape artist then studied at South Kensington and at the Royal Academy life class. Best known for his landscapes often featuring cattle. He moved back to Scotland and in 1887 he established a school for animal painting in 1887 at Craigmill. Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1871 until 1896. Elected to Associate Membership (ARSA) in 1884 and became an Academician (RSA) in 1892. Also exhibited in Paris and Munich. NB, most sources including RSA records give Adam's date of birth as 1842 but in the catalogue of the exhibition of 1996 'Mountain, Meadow, Moss and Moor' (Smith Art Gallery, Striling) it is given as 1841.

An image from the RSA collection.