Sullivan Goss
AN AMERICAN GALLERY
Celebrating 27 Years of 19th, 20th and 21st Century American Art
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HENRY CHAPMAN FORD

(1828-1894)

ETCHER & PAINTER

By Danielle Peltakian

Henry Chapman Ford was born in Livonia, NY on August 6, 1828. From 1857 to 1860, he studied in Paris, France and Florence, Italy. After his time spent serving in the American Civil war, he became the first professional landscape painter for the city of Chicago, IL. In 1871, a major fire destroyed his studio. At this time he also suffered from health problems, which forced him to move to a warmer climate. In 1875, he settled permanently in Santa Barbara, CA. He is most famous for his series of etchings featuring all of the 21 mission sites in California. In 1893, he presented these etchings at the Chicago World’s Fair. He died on February 27, 1894.




Exhibitions

  • 1887, 1892 California State Fair
  • 1893 Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco
  • COLLECTIONS

  • Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
  • Oakland Museum, CA
  • Riverside Inn, CA
  • Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stanford University
  • Bibliography

    1. 1. Falk, Peter Hastings ed., Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Vol. II, Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999, p. 1155-56.
    2. 2. Hughes, Edan Milton. Artists in California: 1786-1940. Third ed.,Vol. I, Sacramento, Calif.: Crocker Art Museum, 2002, p. 387.

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    Santa Barbara Mission
    Santa Barbara Mission - Courtyard Garden
    Waterfall
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