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ID: 500008907
 
Record Type: Person
Adam, Robert (Scottish architect and designer, 1728-1792)

Note: In 1755 Robert Adam began a long association with Charles-Louis Clérisseau, first as his student later as his employer. Clérisseau assisted Adam in his study of ancient architectural and decorative forms and their adaptation to a new architectural style. He settled in London at the end of the 1750s. Architect of Apsley House, ca. 1771-1778.

Names:
Adam, Robert (preferred,V,index,LC)
Robert Adam (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
Scottish (Scots, Scotsman)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
designer
furniture designer
interior designer
interior decorator
architect
printmaker
engraver (printmaker)
draftsman
watercolorist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Kirkcaldy (Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Adam, William, Sr.  
..............  (Scottish architect, 1689-1748) [500001704]
employee was ....  Bonomi, Joseph  
......................  (English architect, 1739-1808) [500004469]
member of ....  Adam family  
................  (British architects, active 17th-18th centuries) [500075129]
partner of ....  Adam, James  
..................  (Scottish architect, 1732-1794) [500006105]
sibling by marriage (in-law) of ....  Clerk, John, II  
......................................................  (Scottish amateur draftsman, etcher, and antiquarian, 1728-1812) [500008068]
sibling of ....  Adam, James  
..................  (Scottish architect, 1732-1794) [500006105]
student of ....  Clérisseau, Charles Louis  
..................  (French architect, painter, and archaeologist, 1722-1820) [500002063]
student of ....  Lallemand, Jean Baptiste  1755
..................  (French painter and draftsman, 1716-ca. 1803) [500019649]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Adam, Robert (I)

Biographies:
(Scottish architect and designer, 1728-1792) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1728-1792) ..... [GRL]
(British architect, 1728-1792) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(British artist, 1728-1792) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Scottish architect, 1728-1792) ..... [AVERY]
(British artist, 1728-1792) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1728-1792) ..... [WCP]
(British, 1728-1792) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Scottish, architect, interior designer, draftsman, watercolorist and engraver; born Kirkcaldy (Fifeshire, Scotland, Great Britain, now United Kingdom), 1728; died London (England, Great Britain, now United Kingdom), 1792) ..... [CCA]
(British architect and designer, 1728-1792) ..... [BHA]
(Scottish architect, 1728-1792) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Adam, Robert ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
..........................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 11
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50035115
..........................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Robert Adam ........ [CCA]
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, CL-Courtauld, GRL, GRLPSC, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects (1978)
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 11
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
....................  Mallalieu, British Watercolour Artists (1986-1990)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) 20
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