Cornelia van Auken Chapin
(1893 - 1972)
Cornelia van Auken Chapin was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Cornelia Chapin is known for sculptor-animal forms.
Biography Cornelia van Auken Chapin
It was not until the early 1920s, when she was around thirty years of age, that Cornelia van Auken Chapin decided to become a sculptor, studying with Gail Corbett. Earlier, she had traveled in Europe and learned to fly an airplane. From 1934 to 1939, until World War II, she lived in Paris, exhibiting and studying stone carving with Hernandez.
Specializing in the direct carving of animals, Chapin, in 1937, won the second grand prize of the Paris Exposition, and was elected to the Salon d'Automne. In 1936, she had won the Anna Hyatt Huntington Prize of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City. During World War II, Chapin was a founding member of Artists for Victory.
She exhibited on occasion with The Philadelp
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