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Gilbert T. Adams


Gilbert Adams struck me from the moment I met him as a rock of integrity: a silent, thoughtful, considered, wry-humored family man of great faith. A collector and friend, we watched our daughters grow up as they regularly accompanied us to conferences over the years. One day in San Francisco, I was set up for some portrait sessions and Gilbert walked by. At my daughter’s suggestion, he agreed to be photographed and changed his attire for the occasion. We enjoyed an unforgettable hour together as the camera recorded. I repainted the background several times… finally choosing the simplest of classical modeling to reflect the subject’s shadow free radiant inner light.

Portrait of Gilbert T. Adams.
Adams, Gilbert T. 26" x 32". 2015. Collection of the artist. Montreal, Canada. Portrait on canvas.

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