J.G. Chapman, N.A. This gentleman was born at Alexandria, in the district [sic] of Columbia, on the 11th day of Aug. 1808. He commenced professional painter in 1827, and, after visiting Paris, painted his first historical composition at Rome, in 1830. The next year he returned home. He has visited Europe again recently, and now is pursuing his professional studies in Washington, D.C. The facility with which Mr. Chapman composes may be seen both in the number and great variety of subjects from his pencil, and his attainments have placed him among the first artists of his country. (See His. of the Arts of Des.) [P. 12.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.