Alice Brown Chittenden

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San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 1916,  p.26,c.3


Portraiture seems growing in favor among artists who have devoted many years to other lines of work and Alice Chittenden is constantly expanding her efforts in the field of portraiture. In her California Street studio at the present time, there stands the completed likeness of Henry Van Winkle and two children of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hawkins. Van Winkle has been painted in a conventional pose, seated in an arm chair which serves as an excellent background for the subject, clad in a dark gray suit.

One’s family is the hardest of all to please in the matter of likenesses and that of Van Winkle has expressed itself as well gratified by his counterfeit presentment.

An Interesting Picture

The little son of the Hawkins family is a sturdy attractive child whose features and expression have been pleasingly reproduced. The little girl, very blonde of type, is likewise interesting and the resemblance is true to life.

Mrs. Chittenden who made a name for herself many years ago as a painter of gardens and flower groups, has not entirely deserted that branch of her art and recently sent a fine specimen to the gallery in the Golden Gate Park Museum, which is to open a new exhibit the first of November. A great brass bowl is shown, containing luxurious clusters of pink and red peonies and bright blue larkspur. The color scheme is as attractive as the arrangement of flowers and is bound to engage attention.


Source: San Francisco Main Library