artist Peter Adams was born in Los Angeles on August 27, 1950.
He received his training at Art Center College of Design, Otis
Art Institute, and Instituto de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende.
However, it was at the Lukits Academy of Fine Arts in Los Angeles
where he finally found the traditional artistic philosophies
he so admired. At the Lukits Academy, Adams spent seven years
in diligent formal training and as personal apprentice to the
renowned mural, landscape and portrait painter Theodore N. Lukits
From his years with Lukits,
Adams gained a heightened appreciation for Oriental objects and
antiquities. At the Lukits Academy it was typical for students
to study still-life compositions that consisted of original sculptures
and porcelains from the various Chinese dynasties that were part
of the Lukits personal collection. This interest later led to
his traveling throughout Asia, and in 1980 Adams was the first
American artist to travel and paint unescorted through the Peoples
Republic of China. His fascination for Asia gained him great
acclaim when, in 1987, he was the only American artist to travel
and paint with the Mujahideen rebels in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan.
Today, Adams combines Eastern design concepts with the Western
sense of depth through atmosphere.
Since 1993 Adams has
served as president of the prestigious California Art Club, which
was established 1909 and is one of the largest and most active
professional arts organizations in the country. Under his leadership,
the Clubs roster has grown from 80 members to nearly 3,000
at present. Today, the California Art Club is recognized as a
leading proponent in the current national traditional-realist