Jean Chapin was born on February 21, 1896 in Paris, France. He studied
at l’École Boulle. He also attended l’Académie
de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.
Chapin’s first paintings date to 1913, but this work was interrupted
by World War I. Chapin exhibited in Paris between 1926 and 1955 when
he retired. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants
and became member in 1919. He also showed work at the Salon d’Automne,
Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Salon des
Tuileries, and Salon de la Marine.
Chapin’s style tends towards Expressionism; he uses bold colors
and composition to bring his subject to the attention of the observer.
His brush strokes give his paintings a very modern and rich texture.
The date of his death is not known.