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Ox-Bow Grounds

A work made of lithograph in black on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph in black on cream wove paper.




Francis Chapin
American, 1899-1965

About this artwork

Francis Chapin was involved with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), first as a student and then as an instructor, from 1922 to 1947, and he also taught at Ox-Bow and served as its director. Known fondly as the “Dean of Chicago Artists,” Chapin regularly invited SAIC students to Saturday night gatherings at his home, serving cold beer and bowls of popcorn. He was a close friend of Ivan Albright, but his artistic style was drastically different, preferring vibrantly colored local scenes. This image of the Ox-Bow grounds is rendered in a variety of gray and black tones typical of lithography.


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Francis Chapin


Ox-Bow Grounds


United States (Artist's nationality)

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Lithograph in black on cream wove paper


34.9 × 43.5 cm (13 3/4 × 17 3/16 in.)

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Gift of Mrs. Francis Chapin

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