A student at the Art Student's League in New York during the last years of the 19th Century, Chadwick was clearly influenced by the Impressionism that was wildly popular in the United States at the time. He was similarly influenced by John H. Twachtman, his teacher at the Art Students' League.
Chadwick had an unerring ability to control his style and technique, and did so to suit his subject. He excelled in figuring how to select from the host of details and confusing masses of the picture before him. His brush strokes were never heavy, but always applied just the right amount of color.
Landscapes were Chadwick's preferred milieu, although he achieved some recognition during the Depression for portraiture. Chadwick was born in 1879, at the height of Impressionism, and died in 1962.