Alfred C. Chadbourn
Alfred Chadbourn was born in Turkey in 1921, where his father was serving as a diplomat, and spent much of his childhood in France. Chadbourn received his artistic training at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and also studied at the Ecole des Beau-Arts and Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, both in Paris, France. Chadbourn exhibited extensively during his career including at the Salon d’Automne, Paris, Les Independents, Paris, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles Museum of Art and the Portland (ME) Museum of Art. Various museums, corporations, and private collectors own Chadbourn’s works. These include the Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Chadbourn was also a painting instructor at Queens College, New York as well as at the Famous Artist’s School in Westport, Connecticut, which hosted popular correspondence courses through the 1950s and 60s. Chadbourn and his family moved to Maine in 1972, and his favorite subject matter became the small working villages along the coast of Maine, including South Bristol, New Harbor and Stonington.