ADAMS, HERBERT ), American sculptor, was born at West Concord (Vt.) on Jan. 28, 1858. He was educated at the Worcester Institute of Technology and at the Massa chusetts normal art school, and in 1885-90 he was a pupil of Antonin Mercie in Paris. In 189o-98 he was an instructor in the art school of Pratt institute, Brooklyn, New York. In i906 he was elected vice-president of the National Academy of De sign, New York, and from 1917 20 served as president. He ex perimented successfully with some polychrome busts and tinted marbles, notably in the "Rabbi's Daughter" and a por trait of Julia Marlowe, the actress. He was at his best in his portrait busts of women, the finest example being the study, completed in 1887, of Miss A. V. Pond, whom he afterwards married. Among his other pro ductions are a fountain for Fitchburg (Mass., 1888) ; a number of works for the Congressional library, Washington, including the bronze doors ("Writing") begun by Olin Warner, and the statue of Prof. Joseph Henry; memorial tablets for the Boston State House; a memorial of Jonathan Edwards at Northampton.
(Mass.) ; statues of Richard Smith, the type-founder, in Phila delphia, and of William Ellery Channing, in Boston (1902) ; the Vanderbilt memorial bronze doors for St. Bartholomew's church, New York; the group of figures for McMillan fountain in Mc Millan park, Washington (D.C.) ; and the reliefs for the tomb of Ellen Axson Wilson (Mrs. Woodrow Wilson).