Snowless December by Francis Chapin

Snowless December by Francis Chapin

Snowless December

Francis Chapin

Title

Snowless December

 
Artist

Francis Chapin

  1899 - 1965 (biography)
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
watercolor on paper 
Image Size
9 3/4 x 15" image size 
Signature
color pigment, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white blindstamped Bristol Board 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
JEJA215 
Price
$800.00 
Description

”Snowless December” exemplifies modern American watercolor painting, plucking the medium out of its relegation as a staid tool for the depiction of still lifes and giving it a bright, urban energy. Chapin, who was seen as a true Chicagoan though he was born and raised in Ohio, often chose his adopted home’s cityscapes and street scene as his preferred subjects. Here, he does away with winter doldrums, focusing on the blue sky, brightly lit buildings, and peacefulness of a sunny afternoon in the middle of a Midwest winter.