(1881 - 1944)
Oliver Newberry, Jr Chaffee was active/lived in Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina. Oliver Chaffee is known for abstract figure-objects and landscape painting.
Self Portrait with Mother and Child
Biography Oliver Chaffee
Abstract painter and printmaker Oliver Newberry Chaffee was born in
1881. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City with
Charles Hawthorne; at the New York (City) School of Art with William
Merritt Chase and Robert Henri; the Detroit Fine Arts Academy,
Michigan; and the Academie Julian in Paris, France. He was a
member of the Provincetown Art Association, Massachusetts, and Society
of Independent Artists, New York City.
Influenced by the Fauve
painters during his stay in Paris, Chaffee was expert in that style,
exhibiting three Fauvist landscapes at the 1913 Armory Show in New York
City. A contemporary review of the Armory Show complimented
Chaffee's expression of "intense sunlight," and
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