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    Sale 2072

    California, Western and American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    29 October 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 31

    James Ormsbee Chapin (1887-1975)

    Ship Rock, New Mexico

    Price Realised  

    James Ormsbee Chapin (1887-1975)
    Ship Rock, New Mexico
    signed 'James Chapin' (lower right) and dated '40' (lower left)--signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.)


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    Born in West Orange, New Jersey, James Ormsbee Chapin became known in the 1930s as an "Urban Realist." The young artist first studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and the Art Students League in New York before moving to Belgium to study under Julian de Vriendt at the Royal Academy of Art, Antwerp. Upon his return to America, Chapin exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art. During the summer months Chapin would travel to the Southwest and California where he frequently worked with his friend and fellow-artist Millard Sheets.

    Provenance

    D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc., New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1987.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is being offered not subject to a reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF FURNITURE BRANDS, SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI