Crawfurd Adamson was born in Scotland in 1953. He attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee from 1971-76. In 1974 he was awarded a travelling scholarship by the Scottish Educational Department and in 1976 gained a post graduate commendation. In 1977, he was awarded a scholarship from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Canada which allowed him to work in France for a year.
Crawfurd continues exhibiting regularly in both group and solo shows, worldwide. His work can be found in many collections, both corporate and public, including the Metropolitan museum of Art, New York and the Fleming Collection, London.