American Sporting Art

3278 Franklin Ave.
Millbrook NY, 12545
Phone: 845-605-1130

Cassilly Adams (American 1843 – 1921)

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9.25 x 13 inches

Adams was born in Zanesville, Ohio; however, his lineage traces back to John Adams family of Boston and was related to the second president of the United States. He is best known for his1885 painting depicting the famous Battle of Little Bighorn titled "Custer’s Last Fight", which was later acquired by Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. A lithograph of this painting makes an appearance in the 1950 movie “The Gunfighter” starring Gregory Peck. His interest in art was likely influenced by his father, a lawyer and an amateur painter, in his own right. Adams studied at the Boston Academy of Arts with Thomas Noble and later at the Cincinnati Art School. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War and was wounded while aboard the U.S.S. Osage during the Battle of Vicksburg. After the war he moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he worked as an artist and an engraver. Adams painted scenes of Frontier life and provided the illustrations for "Conquering the Wilderness", by Colonel Frank Triplett (1883). Adams is little known, primarily a result of his illustration and engravings having been published without attribution

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Belvoir Gallery - American Sporting Art
3278 Franklin Ave.
Millbrook NY, 12545
Phone: 845-605-1130