Portrait of Abraham Adams at Coastal Carolina University
Adams became an intellectual center during his later years. He edited John Hay’s papers and Albert Gallatin’s speeches; wrote two biographies; and researched early American history.
Adams frequently lectures about stoicism and pragmaticism; nevertheless, his passions can sometimes exceed his commitments. Joseph and Fanny stay at an inn, where Slipslop becomes jealous of Fanny’s renewed feelings for Adams.
Early Life and Education
The Adams family lived in a modest wood-frame house painted green in a rural town without electricity and outhouses were common; most households grew vegetables in their backyard or kept chickens to supplement their diets.
Adams was an intelligent child, yet initially showed little interest in academic pursuits or study. Instead, he preferred spending his free time outdoors or at his family farm despite his father’s hopes that he become a minister.
Adams soon after graduated Harvard and entered legal practice. Unfortunately, his first case ended up losing due to improper wording of a writ and this setback left him shaken; yet this setback motivated him to study law more carefully and enroll James Putnam as his apprentice and begin reading legal texts for practical experience – quickly becoming a skilled legal practitioner.
Abraham has appeared in various movies, such as Amadeus and The Name of the Rose. In The Name of the Rose he played Bernardo Gui, Sean Connery’s nemesis William of Baskerville vs Bernardo Gui. Additionally he is actively involved on campus by serving as director of traditional events for Coastal Activities Board and inviting popular online comedians to perform at Wheelwright Auditorium.
Adams soon immersed himself into Washington society and politics, writing essays in support of reform of civil service and maintenance of the silver standard. Additionally, he began studying early American history by publishing biographies such as Albert Gallatin (1879) and John Randolph (1882).
Abraham currently resides in New England and has shown at Galerie Barbara Weiss Berlin and Artists Space New York. Additionally, he has contributed writing for Artforum and Harper’s Magazine as well as being editor for Zone Books and Ugly Duckling Presse.
Achievement and Honors
Adams became one of America’s most influential Secretaries of State over his lengthy career, helping negotiate trade agreements with England and Spain; assuring Florida was ceded back by Spain; and, with President Monroe, creating the Monroe Doctrine.
Alongside his political activism, he was an accomplished author. His 1884 novel Esther explored the intersection between religion and modern science.
Adams found solace in travel and spent his final years alternating winters in Washington and summers in Paris, which resulted in his last book Ambulance Chasers with text by David Joselit being composed as diptychs featuring close-up photos juxtaposed against landscape images sourced from billboards for personal injury attorneys.
Adams was an outstanding writer, publishing numerous essays in Boston newspapers on social and political matters. He warned against economic monopolies growing more powerful, and opposed their corruption among national politicians. Adams asserted that our world would end through cataclysmic changes governed by scientific laws of dissipation.
At one point, he wrote a novel in which a woman dressed in chartreuse donned by Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao rubs against it to evoke institutional critique and scopophilia; two topics that often appeared in his writing. An avid Democrat, he led party ranks within his county section while owning store buildings at Molltown as well as extensive industrial interests; also holding office as auditor.
Adams’s photography falls within a tradition of typological photography that includes August Sander’s cross-sections of society, Bernd and Hilla Becher’s industrial grids, and Ed Ruscha’s deadpan photobooks. Adams’s images display an endearing sense of silliness that becomes increasingly apparent over time.
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