Tuesday, November 16, 2010

James Chapin (James Ormsbee Chapin)

James Chapin (James Ormsbee Chapin、ジェイムズ・チェイピン)
1887年にニュージャージー (New Jersey) のウエスト・オレンジ (West Orange ) で生まれた。

ジャズミュージシャンのジム・チェイピン (Jim Chapin) の父であり、フォークシンガーのハリー・チェイピン (Harry Chapin) の祖父である。

ニューヨークのクーパー・ユニオン (Cooper Union) とアート・スチューデンツ・リーグ・オブ・ニューヨーク (The Art Students League of New York) で美術を学んだ。
20代前半でベルギーのアントウェルペン (アントワープ) 王立芸術アカデミー (Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts d'Anvers) の賞受賞者となる。

詩人のロバート・フロスト (Robert Frost)、作曲家のジョージ・ガーシュイン (George Gershwin)、石油王ジョン・ロックフェラー (John Davison Rockefeller) などがチェイピンの作品をコレクションしていたという。


"Portrait of the Artist's Wife" (1944)
"Portrait Of A Woman"
"Negro Girl"


Studiolo III
new aquisitions
Antiques and the Arts Online - James Cox Gallery, 4666 Route 212, Willow, NY 12495
James Chapin (1887 – 1975) « AMERICAN GALLERY
Collection Detail | Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Museum and School | 1805

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Portrait of the Artist's Wife is a wonderful painting. I was friends with this lady (who's name was Mary). I was a teenager at the time and she was already an older lady with beautiful long gray hair that she wore up. She was a lovely, artistically-inclined person. Unfortunately, I have never been able to find an image of another extraordinary painting of her that was kept in her personal and private collection in her home. It was of her when she was still quite young, with short boyish hair, wearing a pair of pants (I think they could have been blue jeans). Even though it was painted many decades ago, Mary looked so fierce, stylish, and modern. I would love to see this amazing painting again.