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Br. Kenneth Chapman, CFC

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Br. Kenneth Chapman, CFC

Teacher and Artist for seven decades, Br. Chapman’s art chronicles a profound spirituality, rich theology, deep mindfulness of creation, attentiveness to human emotion, and a fascination with the evolving cosmos.

In watercolor, oils, acrylics, and enamels, on paper, canvas, clay, and metal, he invites the viewer on a journey that evokes new ways of seeing and believing.

Opening the Gift

OPENING THE GIFT is a recent publication summarizing the biography of Brother Kenneth Chapman, CFC, and offering an introduction to his art.

It joins BROTHER KENNETH CHAPMAN ARTIST AND TEACHER, by Brother Stain McGuire, CFC, as presentations of the work and spirituality of the artist. Both serve to reveal the richness that awaits either a casual viewer, or a dedicated student of art.

Both booklets are copyrighted.

Sections may be used with permission for instructional purposes. Write to info@cbartfoundation.org.

Brother Kenneth Chapman – Teacher and Artist

The Brother Arthur A. Loftus Visiting Scholar at Iona College for the academic year 1995 was Brother Stanis McGuire, CFC, originally from Australia, and for many years the Brothers' representative in the Prefettura of the Papal Household in Vatican City.

Br. McGuire, now deceased, dedicated his research to the art of Brother Kenneth Chapman, CFC.

The culmination of the work was a booklet with commentary and rich reproductions of many of the Chapman originals.

Out of print and hoarded by those fortunate to have obtained a copy, the work, thanks to the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers Art Foundation, is now accessible to everyone on this digital version below.

Brother Chapman Paintings selected for the National Eucharistic Congress

Paintings of Christian Brother artist Kenneth Chapman, CFC, have been selected for the Eucharistic Congress Art Exhibition, In Memory of Me. The works, from different moments of a lifelong engagement in contemplative thought and artistic expression, offer Eucharist images present in recent writings of Pope Francis and influenced by insights from the Jesuit paleontologist and mystic, Teilhard De Chardin, S.J.

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