Adam Emory Albright was born in Monroe, Wisconsin in 1862. He lived across the Midwest, in Chickawas County, Iowa; Lamar, Missouri; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Winnetka and Warrenville, Illinois.
He was a painter of genre scenes and landscapes. His most sought after are those depicting children on the beach and at play. He studied with Eakins at the Art Institute of Chicago, Karl von Marr in Munich, Benjamin-Constant at the Academie Julian and at the Academie Roland, Paris.
Albright was a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, American Federation of Arts, American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club, NYC, Society of Western Artists, Association of Chicago Painters and Sculptors, and the Chicago Galleries Association. He was also a director of the Chicago Academy of Design and President of the Chicago Society of Artists (1915).
He exhibited quite extensively at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (1884 through 1919) and the National Academy of Art, NYC (1892 through 1919). He also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1897-1907 (awarded a prize in 1907), and at the Artists of Chicago's Summer Exhibits from 1906-27 (awarded a prize in 1908). Albright also participated in the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893; the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, 1897; and at many more prestigious venues throughout his lifetime, including the Paris Salon.
Adam Emory Albright died in Warrenville, Illinois in 1957.
Today, his works can be found in private and public collections nationwide, including the City Art Museum of St. Louis, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.