Smithsonian Honored Artist | Mrs. Henry Huntington Award | LA Art Association Award | WPA Muralist
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 7, 1887, Norman Stiles Chamberlain began his art training in his early teens under Mathias Alten. Hopping across the Pond, he studied early Dutch painters at The Hague before moving to Los Angeles, CA in 1920. Working with Alson Clark and exhibiting locally, success came almost immediately through the patronage of Mrs. Henry E. Huntington, the force behind the collection at the Huntington Library. After traveling in Mexico and spending a year in France at the Académie Matisse, he lived briefly in Taos, NM before settling in Laguna Beach, CA where he lived for his remaining years.