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John and Jane Adams Artwork Collection
Scope and Contents The collection contains a number of pieces of artwork (etchings, oil, watercolor, acrylic, and others) by early twentieth century American and European artists. A San Diego contingent of landscape artists is headed by Charles Arthur Fries (1854-1940), called the “Dean of San Diego Painters.” Ivan Messenger (1895-1983) was a member of the San Diego Moderns and was also a printmaker of some renown. Rounding out the San Diego scene is Helen Johnston Balfour (1847-1925) known for...