Francis Chapin (1899-1965)

Francis Chapin – (1899-1965) Posthumous Member

Francis Chapin was the Artist-in-Residence at the Old Sculpin Gallery for many years. His life as an artist in the emerging modern movements in America and his life as a teacher influenced many artists who enjoy bold colors loosely applied to scenes of harbors, city scenes, and landscapes. Though his bravura brushwork would cause some to think his paintings were done very spontaneously, the fact is that he mixed all of his colors on location on a very large palette. Once he had worked out his color harmonies he would then look back at his subject and move quickly across the canvas with his brush. The Old Sculpin Gallery has several of “Chape’s” Vineyard scenes in its collection but also has works from his estate for sale.

Studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Worked with Jacques Maroger, former technical advisor to the Louvre
Worked with Ramon Shiva, color chemist

Taught lithography at The Grant Wood School in Stone City, Iowa
Artist-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome
Artist-in-Residence at Stetson University in Deland, Florida

Macbeth Gallery, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago
San Francisco’s 1939 World’s Fair
Detroit Institute of Arts
Art Institute of Chicago

Brooklyn Museum
Library of Congress
Metropolitan Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts