Artist Biography

1875 - 1950

Ada Belle Champlin was born in St Louis, Missouri on December 25, 1875. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League in New York City, and the Cape Cod School of Art under Hawthorne. After several years in Chicago she moved to southern California in 1910. From San Diego she settled in Pasadena in 1916. She also had a second home in Carmel where she painted and helped found the local art association in 1927. A spinster, Champlin died in Pasadena on December 16, 1950. Member: California Art Club; Laguna Beach Art Ass'n; Carmel Art Ass'n; Pasadena Art Ass'n. Exhibited: San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1916; Pasadena Art Institute, 1928. Works held: Montclair (NJ) Art Museum.

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