1928 – 2011
Glenn Adams, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Born in Montreal, he was a son of the Late Bruce and Winnifred (Tucker) Adams.
Glenn has intertwined two professions for a lifetime. A graduate of McGill University (B.Sc. 1949, Ph.D. 1953), he worked initially in the aircraft industry and also began painting. During an art workshop in 1960 and a year's study at Mount Allison in 1962-63 he was deeply influenced by Alex Colville and Lawren P. Harris. Engineering precision is visible in the meticulous attention to colour and detail that typifies his work.
Since moving permanently to Sackville in 1974, he has been an active supporter of the Sackville Art Association and of Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre. Farther afield he has exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, New York and other centres. His work is included in the permanent holdings of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Owens Art Gallery, the Beaverbrook Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canada Council Art Bank.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Adams nee Gillingham, his son Mark (Emily) Adams and grandchildren, Clara and Peter Adams, of Ottawa, ON.
Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St. Sackville, NB (364-1300). As per Glenn's request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Glenn may do so to the Owen's Art Gallery or the Struts Art Gallery.