Jamie Adams was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For his undergraduate studies he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he obtained a BFA with honors in 1983. In 2000 he earned an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His work is represented in the permanent public collections of Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (S?o Paulo, Brazil), Museum of Modern Art Library (New York), MOMA (Wales), Los Angeles County Museum of Art Research Library, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Medrad Corporation, the Pennsylvania Capitol Building (Senate, House of Representatives, Governor’s office), Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Michigan Medical School, and the Olin Library Collection at Washington University in Saint Louis. His work has been cited internationally in publications such as Art in America, Bulletin du Mus?e Ingres (Montauban, France), and the book Fragonard, Regards crois?s, co-authored by Louvre curators Dimitri Salmon and Jean-Pierre Cuzin (D?partement des Peintures, Mus?e du Louvre).