Frank Tolles Chamberlin

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Frank Tolles Chamberlin
Frank Tolles Chamberlin standing outside Adams Studio, ca. 1914 (cropped).jpg
Born March 10, 1873
San Francisco, California
Died July 24, 1961
Pasadena, California
Nationality American
Education Art Students League
Known for painting
Awards 1911 Rome Prize

Frank Tolles Chamberlin (March 10, 1873 San Francisco - July 24, 1961 Pasadena, California) was an American painter, muralist, sculptor, and art teacher.

He studied at the Art Students League with George DeForest Brush and George Bridgman. He taught for four years at the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, and spent summers at the MacDowell Colony.

He taught at the Otis Institute, in 1921, as a founding faculty member at the Chouinard Art Institute, and at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.[1][2][3]

In 1918, he married Katherine Beecher Stetson, the only daughter of the artist Charles Walter Stetson.



  • 1913 New York Architectural League
  • 1914 Boston Architectural Club, Massachusetts
  • 1916 The MacDowell Club, New York
  • 1921 Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles
  • 1922 Sculptors Guild of Southern California
  • 1929, 1945 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
  • 1934 Public Works of Art Project
  • 1935 Academy of Western Painters, Los Angeles
  • 1939 GGIE
  • 1940 California Watercolor Society
  • 1942 University of Redlands, California
  • 1947 Jepson Art Institute
  • 1955 Pasadena Art Museum retrospective [4]



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