George Champlin Mason
(1820 - 1894)
George Champlin Mason was active/lived in Rhode Island. George Mason is known for landscape and architectural painting, writing.
Biography George Champlin Mason
A prominent Newport, Rhode Island architect and also painter of landscapes, and illustrator and writer, George Champlin Mason was born and raised in Newport to a prominent family. As a young man, he traveled extensively in Europe, studying architecture and drawing. His first architectural commission was Starboard House, a large stone summer cottage on Narragansett Avenue in Newport.
As a young man, he did a painting, Rocky Farm and Cherry Neck, Newport, which is in the Newport Redwood Library. However as a young man, financial necessity made him jump from various careers, including newspaper publisher, real estate agent, editor, and architect. Among his jobs was editor, at age 29, of the Newport Adve
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