Adamson, Amy Lindesay

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Adamson, Amy Lindesay

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Amy L. Adamson was born in 1909 in Edmonton, Alberta. The family moved to Victoria in Adamson’s youth. She was the youngest of four children.

Adamson was a student at the Victoria School of Art in the late 1920s and early 30s where she was recognized for her artistic skills. She went on to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and the Chelsea School of Art in London. She also worked with children at the Royal Drawing Society while living in London. In Victoria, Adamson worked at the Norfolk House School and was the President of the Old Girls Association in 1939.

Adamson worked in watercolour, oils, and printmaking. She sometimes etched Christmas cards and calendars. In 1934, she also designed book covers for the Boys and Girls Library at the Oak Bay Library . In 1939, she designed and published a map of Victoria, BC.

Adamson died on December 28, 1984 and is buried in the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Saanich, BC.


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