Charles S. Chapman


Charles S. Chapman


Sunny Day on the Farm

Oil on Board
24 x 30 inches
Signed Lower Right

Inventory ID: DH133

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Charles Chapman (American, 1879-1962) was born in Morristown, New York in 1879.  He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before attending William Merritt Chase’s Art School in 1899.  He was highly influenced by the western artist Frederic Remington.  He later became an instructor at the Art Students League and also worked as an illustrator, opening a school of illustration in Leonia, along with Harvey Dunn.  Chapman specialized in landscapes and spent most of his life in the east, but traveled out west to Wyoming and Arizona where a frequent subject was the Grand Canyon.  In 1941, he taught at the University of Wyoming during the summer and also painted a mural for the American Museum of Natural History.   

Studied Pratt Inst. H.S., 1896-98; Chase’s Art School, 1899 with William Chase and W. Appleton Clark.

Member NA; SC; NAC.

Exhibited Salmagundi Club, prizes, 1910, 1911, 1917, 1920, 1921-1925, 1929; AIC; Corcoran Gal, 1912, 1926-37; NAD, 1908-50 (prizes, 1917, 1921, 1924); PAFA, 1912, 1920, 1930; LOC; NYPL; Montclair A. Mus., 1935 (prize), 1936 (med); Paris Expo, 1937 (med); Newark Mus.; Ridgewood AA; CMA; NGA; S. Indp.A.

Work MMA; Montclair Art Mus.; Remington Mem. Mus.; Amherst College; murals, USPO, Holidays Cove, WV; Methodist Episcopal Church, Leonia, NJ; Roosevelt Sch., Englewood, NJ; AMNH, NY; Cleveland Mus. Art; National Gal. Art.