The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Champney, Benjamin

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CHAMPNEY, chămp'nĭ, Benjamin, American artist: b. Ipswich, N. H., 29 Nov. 1817; d. Woburn, Mass., 14 Dec. 1907. He went to Boston in 1834, and for three years worked in a lithographic establishment. From 1841 to 1848 he studied painting in Paris and Italy, exhibiting several times in the Paris Salon. He worked chiefly in landscape and flower painting, and his White Mountain paintings, which are owned in and around Boston, are famous. After 1853 he passed most of his summers in North Conway, N. H. He painted also a panorama of the Rhine and published ‘Sixty Years' Memories of Art and Artists’ (1900).