Charles Chapel Judson (1864-1946)
Charles Chapel Judson (1864 - 1946)
Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 15, 1864, Charles Judson became an impressionist painter who settled in northern California. He was raised and educated in Kansas City. In 1888, he spent two years in Europe, studying in Munich and Paris. Returning to the United States, he settled in San Francisco.
At the turn of the century he married the daughter of Carmel artist Sydney Yard. He continued his training at the Mark Hopkins Institute where he became an assistant professor in 1904.
Judson was instrumental in forming the art department at UC Berkeley and was head of that school from 1902-23. In 1921 he painted backgrounds at the Natural History Museum in Golden Gate Park. After a fire destroyed their San Francisco home, he and his wife moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1926.
Judson contributed greatly both as an educator and an artist before his death in Carmel on Nov. 4, 1946. ''His lyrical landscapes of California qualify him as one of the state's finest painters of his time''.
Memberships included the San Francisco Art Association, the Bohemian Club, and the Carmel Art Association.
Edan Hughes, ''Artists in California, 1786-1940''