MICHAEL ADAMS

Michael Adams, M.B.E. the Seychelles’ best known artist has been living and working in the Seychelles since 1972. His vividly coloured pictures show up a wealth of detail and evoke the fecundity of the islands in a way that no other artist can match. Michael Adams was awarded the Member of British Empire. Michael Adams, M.B.E. the Seychelles’ best known artist has been living and working in the Seychelles since 1972. 

Michael Adams was born in Malaysia in 1937. His father was a rubber planter there for Dunlop and his half German mother was an opera singer. He was sent to England when he was 9 for schooling and went to Falmouth college of art where he discovered the wonderful forest of Heligan, Cornwall, where he painted, and the Royal College of Art, London, so studied engraving and painting for 7 years. In his final year in 1961 he was chosen to go to Makerere University, Uganda to start the graphic department there from 1961- 1965. He then decided to become a free lance artist painting mostly in east Africa and holding many successful exhibitions there.

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