(1862 – 1949)
Josephine Muntz-Adams was a distinguished Australian portrait artist. By the time she married Samuel Howard Adams in 1898 at the age of 36, she was already an established artist. They lived in Brisbane, Queensland, where she taught art and continued to paint. Although her husband died in a tragic accident five years into their marriage, her professional career was established well enough to allow financial security. She trained at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School and studied in Paris and England among the leading contemporary impressionists and portraitists. In Paris, she attended Académie Colarossi and in England, the Herkomer Art School.