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Conrad Chapman

 (1842 - 1910)
Conrad Wise Chapman was active/lived in South Carolina, Virginia / Mexico, Italy.  Conrad Chapman is known for military genre, history and portrait painting, illustration.

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Biography   Conrad Chapman


Conrad Wise Chapman was born in 1842, in Washington, D.C. and is known for his depictions of the Civil War, in particular a series of thirty-one oil paintings depicting the forts and batteries in the area of Charleston, South Carolina.

He was the son of John Gadsby Chapman, an Alexandria, Virginia artist and teacher, who moved his family to Rome in 1850 when Conrad was eight.  While in Italy, Conrad was trained by his father.  Although he was raised in Europe, he was strongly attracted to the Southern United States, and returned in 1861 to Virginia at the age of nineteen to enlist in the Confederate Army as the Civil War began.  He was soon branded with the nickname of "Old Rome".

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