Francis Chapin papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chapfran
Creators:
Chapin, Francis, 1899-1965
Dates:
1917-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.9 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical documents; correspondence; art works; scrapbooks; photographs; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
A passport, 1928; 7 biographical sketches; correspondence, primarily to Chapin's wife and to friend, David McCosh; lists of paintings; a list of guests; 2 illustrated notebooks; price lists; receipts for works of art, 1948-1974; a proof of a lithograph; 2 drawings; 2 sketchbooks, one by Vivian Chapin, 1960; a scrapbook, 1950-1966, containing clippings and an exhibition catalog, 1958; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, 4 letters, and photographs; printed materials; and photographs of Chapin, his associates, and his work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, lithographer, teacher; Chicago, Illinois. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago 1922-1929, travelled in Europe with David McCosh 1929, returning to study lithography with Bolton Brown. Chapin taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1929-1945, Grant Wood's school, 1932, and was director of the Institute's Summer School at Saugatuck, 1932-1940. He was artist-in-residence at University of Georgia, 1952.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 875 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
REEL 875: Originals returned to lender after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 875 lent for microfilming 1974 by Chapin's wife. Chapin's son Todd donated additional material 1986.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

Related Materials
REEL 875: Also in the Archives on microfilm only are papers lent for microfilming in 1974 (reel 875), comprising biographical data; business and personal correspondence, 1930-1964, including one or more letters each from Ivan Albright, Edward Hopper, Edmund Kurtz, Abbott Pattison, Peppino Mangravite, and James Wines; three sketchbooks; loose sketches and two Christmas card designs; writings and talks by Chapin; a scrapbook of clippings, sketches, photographs, and memorabilia, 1917-1921; photos of his family and his works; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1933-1974; clippings, 1928-1968; bills and receipts; a typescript of a conversation between Vivian Chapin and artist Douglas Wilson, 1956; and miscellany.
Related Materials
Francis Chapin sketchbooks also located at: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson Library.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pattison, Abbott L. (Abbott Lawrence), 1916-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Douglas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wines, James, 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapin, Vivian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kurtz, Edmund Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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