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*Artist, author and screen writer, Prescott Chaplin studied art under George Bellows, and writing with Jack London. In 1929 Chaplin made a series of Mexican wood engravings, which were shown with other works by him at numerous exhibitions held in the USA and abroad. His work was exhibited at the 6th Annual International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood Engravings at the Art Institute of Chicago held in 1938. Chaplin’s work is represented in The Met, NY; Seattle Art Museum.
Prescott Chaplin (1896-1968), printmaker, painter, writer and lecturer, was born in Seattle, Washington but raised in Boston, Massachusetts where he was educated in private schools. He studied writing with George Sterling, Jack London and Herbert Forder, and art with George Bellows, William M. Chase, Max Bori and John Butler.
Chaplin was a rover and over the years he wrote for newspapers and periodicals across the country. In 1930, he published a portfolio of woodcuts entitled Mexican Woodcuts, which was exhibited nationally at colleges and galleries as well as in Mexico and Cuba. His other published books include To What Green Altar? and Pershing Square.
After establishing himself in Los Angeles in the 1930s, he eventually opened the Prescott Chaplin School of Art. During the 1930s and 1940s he wrote screenplays for Hollywood and his list of credit included Private Jones, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, For Women Only, and Women of the North Country.
Chaplin was a member of the Chicago Galleries Association, Santa Barbara Art Association and the International Print Guild. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Los Angeles Public Library, Scripps College and Lehigh University.
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