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CHAPIN, James Ormsbee (1887 - 1975), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHAPIN, James Ormsbee (1887 - 1975), Painter

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1887; died 1975, in West Orange (New Jersey).

Painter. Scenes with figures, landscapes, landscapes with figures, townscapes.

James Chapin studied under J. de Vriendt at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp.

Chapin painted a variety of subjects in a 'cold', documentary, realist style that represented an important trend in American painting of this period and was in contrast with the

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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