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Henry Adams has been singled out by Art News as one of the foremost experts in the American field, and his most recent book, Eakins Revealed, has stirred up widespread discussion and controversy.   The art historian Robert Rosenblum has said that it possesses “the page-turning momentum of a detective story,” while the painter Andrew Wyeth has declared that it is “without doubt the most extraordinary biography I have ever read on an artist.”

A graduate of Harvard University, Adams received his M.A. and Ph.d from Yale where he received the Frances Blanshard Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in art history.  In 1985 he received the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize of the College Art Association, the first time this had been awarded to an Americanist or a Museum Curator.  In 1989 William Jewell College awarded him its distinguished service medal for his services to Kansas City and the Midwest.  In 2001 he received the Northern Ohio Live Visual Arts Award for the best art exhibition of the year in Northern Ohio.

Dr. Adams has produced about 250 publications in the American field, including scholarly and popular articles, books, catalogues, and exhibitions catalogues.

Browse through our online resource of Henry's incredible collection of publications.