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James Wells Champney  American  1843 -1903
Born: Boston, Massachusetts, United States 
Died: New York, New York, United States 
Active: Boston, Massachusetts  
Deerfield, Massachusetts  
New York, New York  
Addresses: 96 Fifth Ave. New York New York   Residence and Studio
Studied: Lowell Institute of Design 
Royal Academy, Antwerp 
Instructors: Edouard Frere 
Van Lerius 
Specialty: Painter
Subjects Known For: Genre
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1882
American Watercolor Society 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Twilight Club 
Century Club, New York 
Players Club 
Teaching Positions: Smith College 1877 -
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James Wells Champney, son of painter Benjamin Champney, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 16, 1843. He lived with relatives after his mother's death. After studying drawing at the Lowell Institute, Champney earned a living doing small wood engravings.

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James Wells "Champ" Champney was a prolific artist whose work was of high quality and broad scope. He was very successful as an oil painter of genre scenes, and later was perhaps the foremost pastelist of his day. ... (More)

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