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Emma Chapin

 (1837 - 1911)
Emma C. Chapin was active/lived in California.  Emma Chapin is known for portrait.

Biography   Emma Chapin


Born in New York on April 6, 1837. Emma Chapin became San Diego's first professional artist when she settled there in 1881. Upon establishing a studio, she taught classes in oil and watercolor painting as well as drawing in ink and crayon. She was a member of the San Diego Art Ass'n and active in San Diego until a fatal heart attack on Dec. 4, 1911. Her rare works include portraits of prominent San Diego citizens.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
San Diego Historical Society.

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