Amzie Adams is a multimedia artist, poet, actor, musician, filmmaker and painter who has been a French Quarter icon for over forty years. His artwork depicts New Orleans culture and architecture in a unique style all his own, a blend of psychedelic dreamscapes, vibrant twisting color palates and soulful figures in a style he describes as ‘post-impressionistic spacialism’. His work embodies and displays the classic and bohemian flairs of the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny, the heart and soul of New Orleans.
The reality of Adams’ life is ever vague, though if half of what he claims is true his life is the stuff of a modern epic poem. The son of a photographer and a painter, Adams learned at an early age to incorporate both medium into his work. He served in the Marines in the early 60s, and subsequently relocated to New Orleans during the hippie influx of 1968 and… he never left.
In addition to painting, Amzie was an artist for the underground newspaper Nola Express and is an accomplished musician playing in several bands at music venues in and around the Faubourg Marigny and Bywater. This modern day Renaissance man can be spotted throughout the French Quarter sporting a black top hat, white beard and custom made clothing.
His work has been sold in art galleries all over the world, and is the pride of many private collections.