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1849-1916

American Impressionist Painter

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an American painter, educator, and innovator. He was one of the leading figures of the American Impressionist movement.

Chase was born on November 1, 1849, in Nineveh, Indiana, and grew up in the Midwest. He showed an early aptitude for drawing and was encouraged by his family to pursue his talent. In 1869, he moved to New York City and enrolled at the National Academy of Design. He also studied at the Art Students League and in 1872, he traveled to Europe for the first time to study in Munich at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Upon his return to the United States in 1878, Chase opened his own studio in New York City and began to establish himself as a portrait painter. He also taught at the Art Students League, where he had a significant impact on American art education. In 1886, he co-founded the Society of American Artists, which aimed to promote American art and artists.

Chase's painting style evolved over time, influenced by his travels and exposure to different artistic movements. He experimented with different genres, including still life, landscape, and genre painting, but he is best known for his portraits and figure paintings. His work is characterized by its loose brushwork, bright colors, and attention to light and atmosphere.

In 1891, Chase began summering in Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, where he founded the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art in 1892. The school was one of the first outdoor art schools in the United States and was instrumental in the development of American Impressionism. Chase's students included many prominent artists, such as Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Demuth.

Chase continued to teach and paint throughout his career, earning numerous awards and honors, including election to the National Academy of Design in 1890 and the presidency of the Society of American Artists in 1902. He died on October 25, 1916, in New York City.

Today, Chase's work can be found in many major American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Gallery of Art. His legacy as an artist and educator continues to influence American art to this day.

117 William Merritt Chase Paintings

Near the Beach, Shinnecock, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Near the Beach, Shinnecock c.1895

Oil Painting
$330
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5319
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 25 x 35.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Gray Day on the Lagoon, c.1879 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Gray Day on the Lagoon c.1879

Oil Painting
$362
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5320
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 32.3 x 47.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Dieudonnee, c.1899 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Dieudonnee c.1899

Oil Painting
$610
Canvas Print
$58.76
SKU: CWM-5321
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 83.8 x 66.8 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Fish and Still Life, c.1904/09 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Fish and Still Life c.1904/09

Oil Painting
$505
Canvas Print
$51.30
SKU: CWM-5322
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 45.7 x 66 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Dora Wheeler, c.1882/83 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Dora Wheeler c.1882/83

Oil Painting
$744
Canvas Print
$72.72
SKU: CWM-5323
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 159 x 165.5 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

At the Seaside, c.1892 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

At the Seaside c.1892

Oil Painting
$578
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5324
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 50.8 x 86.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Shinnecock Hills, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Shinnecock Hills c.1895

Oil Painting
$575
Canvas Print
$60.69
SKU: CWM-5325
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 101.5 x 127 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Portrait of My Daughter Alice, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of My Daughter Alice c.1895

Oil Painting
$578
Canvas Print
$50.33
SKU: CWM-5326
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 183 x 121.2 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

A City Park, c.1887 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

A City Park c.1887

Oil Painting
$564
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5327
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 34.6 x 50 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Park Bench, c.1890 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Park Bench c.1890

Oil Painting
$552
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5328
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 30.4 x 40.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Well I Should Not Murmur, For God Judges Best (Mrs. David Hester Chase, The Artists Mother), c.1878 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Well I Should Not Murmur, For God Judges Best ... c.1878

Oil Painting
$393
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5329
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 30.8 x 20 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Yield of the Waters, 1878 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Yield of the Waters 1878

Oil Painting
$869
SKU: CWM-5330
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Still Life - Fish and Bowl, n.d. by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life - Fish and Bowl n.d.

Oil Painting
$351
SKU: CWM-5331
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Mrs William Merritt Chase, 1899 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Mrs William Merritt Chase 1899

Oil Painting
$430
Canvas Print
$51.84
SKU: CWM-5332
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Portrait of a Young Woman, 1899 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Young Woman 1899

Oil Painting
$663
Canvas Print
$62.50
SKU: CWM-5333
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 76.5 x 64 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

East River, c.1870/85 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

East River c.1870/85

Oil Painting
$371
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5334
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 23.7 x 34.2 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Whistling Boy, 1875 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Whistling Boy 1875

Oil Painting
$564
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5335
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 81.2 x 42 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Portrait of a Man, c.1873/76 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Man c.1873/76

Oil Painting
$534
SKU: CWM-5336
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Girl in White, c.1890 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Girl in White c.1890

Oil Painting
$594
Canvas Print
$62.91
SKU: CWM-5337
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 77.8 x 64.7 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

My Little Daughter Dorothy, c.1894 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

My Little Daughter Dorothy c.1894

Oil Painting
$621
SKU: CWM-5338
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

A Corner of My Studio, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

A Corner of My Studio c.1895

Oil Painting
$668
Canvas Print
$50.46
SKU: CWM-5339
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 61.3 x 91.4 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Shinnecock Hills, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Shinnecock Hills c.1895

Oil Painting
$711
Canvas Print
$65.12
SKU: CWM-5340
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 86.6 x 100.4 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Study of a Young Girl, c.1888/90 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Study of a Young Girl c.1888/90

Oil Painting
$689
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5341
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 111.7 x 106.7 cm
National Academy Museum, New York, USA

A Friendly Call, 1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

A Friendly Call 1895

Oil Painting
$669
Canvas Print
$50.18
SKU: CWM-5342
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 76.5 x 122.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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