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Edwin Adamson
'Torrey Pines Beach, San Diego', Carmel Art Association, Monterey Museum of Art

Circa 1965

About the Item

A view of the famous San Diego state park beach, shown at sunset with figures walking on the shore. Signed lower right, 'Edwin Adamson', titled verso, 'Torrey Pines Beach' and painted circa 1965. An alumnus of Hamlin University and the University of Minnesota, Adamson maintained his interest as an amateur watercolorist while pursuing a military career. Retiring with honors in 1978, he expanded his interest in painting and was elected a member of the Carmel Art Association in 1986. For the remainder of his life, he continued to paint and exhibit successfully, both there and at the Monterey Museum of Art.
  • Creator:
    Edwin Adamson (1930 - 2007, American)
  • Creation Year:
    Circa 1965
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 5.5 in (13.97 cm)Width: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Minor age-toning; unframed. shows well.
  • Gallery Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3442433941
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