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James Chapin

 (1887 - 1975)
James Ormsbee Chapin was active/lived in New York, Ontario / Canada.  James Chapin is known for figure, mod genre-satire, interiors.

Biography   James Chapin


The following was written and compiled by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:


James Chapin was born in West Orange, New York.  He was a pupil of the Antwerp Royal Academy and the Society of Independent Painters of America.  Not American but post-Impressionist French were the canvases of agile, sensitive James Chapin up to 1924.  Cezanne was his idol.  That year he left Greenwich Village, took a walking trip in the hills of northern New Jersey.  There he found a two-room cabin, decided it would be a quiet place to paint.  He rented it for $4 a month from the Marvins, a tight-fisted, hard-working farm family.

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