Kenneth Milton Chapman
(1875 - 1968)
Kenneth Milton Chapman was active/lived in New Mexico, Indiana. Kenneth Chapman is known for southwest scene painting, educator.
Biography Kenneth Milton Chapman
Born in Ligonier, Indiana, Kenneth Milton Chapman was a painter whose
talent was 'discovered' by Dr. Edgar Hewitt, New Mexico
archaeologist. Hewitt offered Chapman a position in the Art
Department at New Mexico Normal University, which, in turn, led to
Chapman devoting most of his time in the promotion of Southwest Indian
art. He is credited with the study of techniques of lost Indian
handicrafts so that they could be revitalized in the pueblos.
He was a student at the Art Students League in New York and earned a
Degree of Fine Art from the Art Institute of Chicago. Shortly
after enrollment there, he was forced by the death of his father to get
work to earn money.
Poor health led him to
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