Jeff Chapman-Crane is active/lives in Kentucky, Tennessee. Jeff ChapmanCrane is known for figure, portrait and rural landscape painting.
Biography Jeff Chapman-Crane
Creating work that is rooted in the experience of living in Appalachia, Jeff Chapman-Crame does realistic landscape and figure paintings, primarily in the medium of gouache. His goal is to counteract negative stereotypical "Ma and Pa Kettle" images of his region with depictions of dignity and respect. He focuses on the rich tableaux of life in central Appalachia and the quality of light on the mountains. He is also an illustrator of children's books, and one of them, Ragsale, took best of show at the 1995 New England Book Fair.
He is a native of Tennessee and began his art career in 1974 and moved to the eastern Kentucky coal fields in 1982. He is self taught past high school and has worked as an artist-in-re
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