Terry Adkins, 60, a University of Pennsylvania art professor whose works have been exhibited at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and elsewhere, died of heart failure Friday, Feb. 7, at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mr. Adkins lived there with his wife and two children, and also kept an apartment in Philadelphia, where he taught at Penn's School of Design.
A native of Washington and the oldest of five children, Mr. Adkins was exposed to the arts early. His father, Robert, was a singer and organist, and his mother, Doris, played piano and clarinet.
A career in art was almost a given, so he went about the business of pursuing it. After graduating from Ascension Academy in Alexandria, Va., he earned a bachelor's degree in 1975 from Fisk University in Nashville, where he studied printmaking and sculpture. He continued his printmaking studies with a master's degree from Illinois State University in 1977, and a master's in fine art from the University of Kentucky in 1979.