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Francis Chapin

 (1899 - 1965)
Francis Chapin was active/lived in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio.  Francis Chapin is known for urban scene and landscape painting, prints, teaching.

Biography  
Francis Chapin


Dubbed the Dean of Chicago Painters in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Francis Chapin painted images of people he met in the Old Town neighborhood where he lived as well as landscape and figure subjects from his travels to Mexico, Europe and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.  In those days, it was not unusual to see Chapin with his easel set up on a street corner.  He was also a lithographer and art teacher.

Chapin was born in Bristolville, Ohio.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Washington & Jefferson College and attended the Art Institute of Chicago on a Bryan Lathrop Fellowship. 

He was a member of the National Academy of Design and exhibited there as well as the Pennsylvania Acad  ...  Displaying 750 of 9336 characters.



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About  Francis Chapin

Born:  1899 - Bristolville, Ohio
Died:   1965 - Chicago, Illinois
Known for:  urban scene and landscape painting, prints, teaching