Charles H. Chapin

Artist Biography

Charles H. Chapin was a talented nineteenth-century painter known for his expressive portraits and radiant landscapes, which conveyed a lyrical view of the natural world. Chapin had a colorful and varied career, establishing studios in Boston, New York City, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and exhibiting at institutions throughout the United States, including the San Francisco Art Association and Seebold’s in New Orleans. He illustrated Civil War scenes for Harper’s Weekly and was an early member of the Lotos Club in New York City. His paintings are now featured in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Butler Institute of American Art, among other prominent institutions.

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