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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

In the Studio, c.1882 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

In the Studio c.1882

Oil Painting
$666
Canvas Print
$51.31
SKU: CWM-5343
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 71.2 x 102 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Robert Blum, 1888 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Robert Blum 1888

Oil Painting
$457
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-5344
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 53.4 x 43.2 cm
National Academy Museum, New York, USA

Study of a Young Woman, c.1880/85 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Study of a Young Woman c.1880/85

Oil Painting
$585
Canvas Print
$58.52
SKU: CWM-5345
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 81.3 x 63.5 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Woman in White, c.1910 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Woman in White c.1910

Oil Painting
$575
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-5346
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 73.6 x 48.2 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Shinnecock Hills Landscape, c.1890/95 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Shinnecock Hills Landscape c.1890/95

Oil Painting
$307
SKU: CWM-5347
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Portrait of a Lady in Black, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Lady in Black c.1895

Oil Painting
$941
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-5348
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 182.8 x 91.4 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Self Portrait, c.1914 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Self Portrait c.1914

Oil Painting
$497
SKU: CWM-5349
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Harriet Hubbard Ayer, 1880 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Harriet Hubbard Ayer 1880

Oil Painting
$526
SKU: CWM-5350
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Mrs Chase in Prospect Park, 1886 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Mrs Chase in Prospect Park 1886

Oil Painting
$480
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-5351
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 35 x 50 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

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

Shinnecock Hills c.1895

Oil Painting
$337
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15908
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 37.6 x 40 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Landscape: Shinnecock, Long Island, c.1896 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Landscape: Shinnecock, Long Island c.1896

Oil Painting
$342
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15909
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 36.3 x 40.9 cm
Art Museum at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Pink Azalea-Chinese Vase, c.1880/90 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Pink Azalea-Chinese Vase c.1880/90

Oil Painting
$358
Canvas Print
$51.99
SKU: CWM-15910
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 59.7 x 42 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Dorothy, 1902 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Dorothy 1902

Oil Painting
$644
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15911
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 183 x 91.5 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Carmencita, 1890 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Carmencita 1890

Oil Painting
$666
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15912
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 177.5 x 103.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life: Fish, 1908 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life: Fish 1908

Oil Painting
$636
Canvas Print
$66.15
SKU: CWM-15913
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 102 x 114.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1885 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

James Abbott McNeill Whistler 1885

Oil Painting
$600
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15914
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 188.3 x 92 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life - Brass Kettle and Catfish, n.d. by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life - Brass Kettle and Catfish n.d.

Oil Painting
$409
Canvas Print
$51.03
SKU: CWM-15915
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Still Life with Fish, c.1910 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fish c.1910

Oil Painting
$599
Canvas Print
$59.88
SKU: CWM-15916
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 73.6 x 91.5 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

The Family Cow, 1869 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Family Cow 1869

Oil Painting
$420
Canvas Print
$51.36
SKU: CWM-15917
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 51 x 40.7 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Seventeenth Century Lady, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Seventeenth Century Lady c.1895

Oil Painting
$543
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15918
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 92.7 x 60.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

For the Little One, c.1896 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

For the Little One c.1896

Oil Painting
$607
Canvas Print
$65.05
SKU: CWM-15919
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 101.6 x 89.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Floral Still Life with Hummingbird, 1870 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Floral Still Life with Hummingbird 1870

Oil Painting
$387
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15920
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 38.7 x 30.5 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Red Snapper, n.d. by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Red Snapper n.d.

Oil Painting
$431
Canvas Print
$62.60
SKU: CWM-15921
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 50.8 x 61 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

The Open Air Breakfast, c.1888 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Open Air Breakfast c.1888

Oil Painting
$652
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15922
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 95.2 x 144 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

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