ALFRED
CHENEY "CHIP"
CHADBOURN
Am. 1921-1998

Alfred Chadbourn

Alfred "Chip" Chadbourn is recognized as one of Maine's most popular painters, but his life's adventures took him to France, Greece and in WWII to the Pacific.  Born in Turkey to a U.S. diplomat, his first show was in Paris in 1949 and sponsored by the playwright/poet Cocteau.  For a wonderful article about Chip's life and career, click here for a link to a 1981 article in Greater Portland magazine. 

His works are represented in numerous museums and in the private collections of many prominent collectors around the world.  The Ogunquit Museum of American Art had the first retrospective exhibition of Chip's work in the summer of 2015.

Chip wrote two books on painting techniques which were (and still are) popular with aspiring artists, A Direct Approach to Painting (1980) and Painting with a Fresh Eye (1987).  We have been fortunate to have been able to sell several of the paintings which were illustrated in these books, and we currently have for sale two sketches which are illustrated in them as well.  The sketch of Kennebunkport served as the basis for several paintings titled, View of Kennebunkport, Maine.

 

We have a number of collectors looking to purchase Chip's paintings, so please click here to contact us about selling one of his paintings from your collection.  You may also use this link to contact us about purchasing the available paintings on this page.

Please visit our Collectors Gallery to see a number of Chip's paintings and sketches that are in private collections.

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For images of some of Alfred Chadbourn's paintings in museum collections, click on the link below.

Portland Museum of Art - "Chairs in Studio" (n.d., 50 1/8 x 42 1/4 in. oil on canvas and collage)

Engine No. 1 Yarmouth

Engine No. 1 Yarmouth

13.375 x 13.5 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. Provenance a Maine collector Price on request

Main St. Stonington

Main St. Stonington

16 x 16 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. 1991 Provenance a Maine collector Price on request

Still Life with Cheese

Still Life with Cheese

49 x 31.5 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. Provenance a New York collector by descent to the current owner $8,500

Still Life with Marina View

Still Life with Marina View

25.5 x 20 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. Provenance a Maine collector Price: Please inquire

Lobster Pound - Stonington

Lobster Pound - Stonington

17 x 17 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. 1997 Provenance a Kennebunkport collector SOLD

Mt. Katahdin

Mt. Katahdin

13.75 x 19.5 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn 76" l.l. Provenance a friend of the artist Price: Please inquire

Cezanne on Munjoy Hill

Cezanne on Munjoy Hill

18 x 18 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. Provenance a New York collector Price: Please inquire

Boats-Kennebunkport

Boats-Kennebunkport

11 x 14 in. Charcoal & graphite pencil on paper signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. "Kennebunkport, Maine - 13 Aug '62" l.l. Provenance the artist friends of the artist $600 (never framed) Illustrated p.38, A Direct Approach to Painting

Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine

11 x 14 in. Charcoal & graphite pencil on paper signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. titled & "12 Aug '62" l.l. Provenance the artist friends of the artist $600 (never framed) Illustrated p.39, A Direct Approach to Painting and p.84 Painting with a Fresh Eye.

Lilacs

Lilacs

16 x 16 in. Oil on canvas signed "A Chadbourn" l.r. 1997 Provenance a Kennebunkport collector SOLD

Please contact us about purchasing one of these spectacular works.