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Benjamin Champney
American
(1817-1907)

Benjamin Champney
Mountain Landscape, oil on canvas, 22" x 36", 30" x 42" framed,
s.l.l. “B. Champney 1866”
Born Nov. 17, 1817, Ipswich, MA. Trained in Boston. Apprenticed to Pendleton Lithography at same time as Fitz Hugh Lane and David Claypoole Johnston. Studied wood engraving at Lowell Institute. Studied in Paris with Robert Cooke, 1841. Traveled abroad with John Kensett. Settled in North Conway, NH, 1853. Had studio in Tremont Temple, Gloucester, along with artists such as Fitz Hugh Lane. Considered “Dean of White Mountain Painters.” In 1900, wrote autobiography Sixty Years’ Memories of Art and Artists, which discussed many of America’s leading 19th century artists.

Member: Founder and Member of Boston Art Club.

Exhibited: Boston Art Club, Boston Athenaeum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design, American Art Union, Salons of 1843 and 1844.

Died in Dec 11, 1907.

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