(Portrait of a Nurse) by Charles Shepard Chapman

(Portrait of a Nurse) by Charles Shepard Chapman

(Portrait of a Nurse)

Charles Shepard Chapman

Title

(Portrait of a Nurse)

 
Artist

Charles Shepard Chapman

  1876 - 1962
Year
c. 1915  
Technique
oil painting on panel 
Image Size
10 1/16 x 9"  
Signature
lower left corner 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
"A.N.A" (Associate of the National Academy of Art) 
Reference
 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
19004 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description
This small oil on a panel by Chapman is signed in the lower left corner "Charles S. Chapman / A.N.A."(Associate of the National Academy of Art). It depicts an ethereal young woman in a nurses garb, standing in a garden. Born in 1897, C.S. Chapman studied painting with William Merritt Chase and admired Frederick Remington's work. Chapman developed a method of painting which he called 'Water Oils', floating oil paint on water on paper then laying paper over the floating design which would abstract the image. He worked in Northern California in 1923 where this work was possibly done. He became a noted muralist in the Southwest. Chapman died in 1962. This painting is from the estate of an artist from San Francisco.