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Current Issue:  June 3, 2002
Volume 37, Number 21

In Memoriam

Clinton Adams

Art and Art History Professor Emeritus Clinton Adams, 84, former dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts and director of Tamarind Institute, died last month at his home in Albuquerque after a lengthy battle with cancer. He served as adjunct curator in the UNM Art Museum until his death.

David Acton, Worcester Art Museum, has said, “In the course of the twentieth century, no one has had a more diverse and profound effect on the field of American lithography than Clinton Adams.”

A native of Glendale, Calif., in 1960, Adams cofounded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. Ten years later, it was relocated to Albuquerque and became a division of UNM’s College of Fine Arts. Adams was named director of Tamarind Institute, the position he retired from in 1985.

Shortly to be issued is his memoir "Life and Art in Los Angeles, 1934-1954." Among his numerous honors is election to the National Academy in 1983. In 1985, Adams received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts of New Mexico.

Adams’s paintings and lithographs are in many museum collections, including the Albuquerque Museum and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The Clinton Adams Archive Collection is housed at the UNM Art Museum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton Adams Fund at the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

Diana Kristine Quinn

Diana Kristine Quinn, M.D., 44, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and director of Inpatient and Psychiatric Emergency Services at the UNM Mental Health Center, died recently in Albuquerque from complications of acute leukemia.

A native of Los Alamos, she completed her Residency Training in the UNM Psychiatry Department in 1992 and began employment with the University’s Mental Health Sciences Department. She was Board Certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry.

She received the prestigious School of Medicine Khatali Teaching Award  in 1999. This year, she received the “Exemplary Psychiatrist Award” from the National Alliance for Mentally Ill.

Contributions may be made to the Diana K. Quinn, M.D., Scholarship Fund, in care of Dr. Laura Roberts, Dept. of Psychiatry, UNM School of Medicine, 2400 Tucker NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131.