Artist Biography

Charles Abel Corwin

(1858 - 1938)

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    Born in Newburgh, New York, Charles Abel Corwin was a painter and lithographer known for his sea and landscape depictions as well as his museum murals. Corwin studied painting in New York City and Munich, Germany, and later became a member of the Chicago Society of Artists, the Salmagundi Club, and the Bronx Artists Guild. During the first decades of the twentieth century, Corwin exhibited his work in prominent exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Chicago Society of Artists, the Boston Art Club, the San Francisco Art Association, and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Notably, his work was awarded a prize in 1900 at The Art Institute of Chicago exhibition. Corwin’s work can be viewed at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in Provo, Utah and The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

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