Manville Chapman Small Boxed Cards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Published with New Mexico Museum of Art
Manville Chapman (American, 1903–1978)
Peonies and Indian Pot, 1938
Born and raised in Raton, New Mexico, seventy miles northeast of Taos, Manville Chapman (1903–1978) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For many years he lived and worked in his hometown, where he taught young artists under a government-sponsored art program and painted a series of eight carefully researched WPA murals in the lobby of the Shuler Theater. Later Chapman joined the lively artists colony in Taos, and toward the end of his life he moved to California. In addition to woodblock printing and painting, the artist worked in paper batik.