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The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1986, Volume 32, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Painting Ladies ~ The Artists ~ The Images

b. New York State April 6, 1837
d. San Diego, California December 4, 1911

San Diego’s first resident professional artist, Miss Chapin moved to Poway from New York State in 1881. Relocating to San Diego the following year, she began to teach painting in oil and watercolor and drawing in ink and crayon. She produced portraits of several San Diegans, and was an early member of the San Diego Art Association.

(Ref. JSDH Vol. XXX, No. 4 pp. 241-42)