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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
$569
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15923
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 76.2 x 122 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Lady with the White Shawl, 1893 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Lady with the White Shawl 1893

Oil Painting
$652
Canvas Print
$51.72
SKU: CWM-15924
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 193 x 132 cm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Portrait of Eilif Peterssen, c.1875 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Eilif Peterssen c.1875

Oil Painting
$545
Canvas Print
$58.93
SKU: CWM-15925
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 61 x 48.3 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Young Woman with Red Flowers, 1904 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Young Woman with Red Flowers 1904

Oil Painting
$545
Canvas Print
$54.44
SKU: CWM-15926
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 61 x 45 cm
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Florida, USA

William Andrews Clark, c.1915 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

William Andrews Clark c.1915

Oil Painting
$687
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15927
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 128.2 x 102.2 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

An English Cod, 1904 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

An English Cod 1904

Oil Painting
$543
Canvas Print
$67.23
SKU: CWM-15928
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 91.5 x 101.7 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Hide and Seek, 1888 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Hide and Seek 1888

Oil Painting
$497
Canvas Print
$57.02
SKU: CWM-15929
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 70 x 91 cm
Phillips Collection, Washington, USA

Florence, n.d. by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Florence n.d.

Oil Painting
$342
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15930
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 15.8 x 20 cm
Phillips Collection, Washington, USA

The Tenth Street Studio, 1880 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Tenth Street Studio 1880

Oil Painting
$658
Canvas Print
$56.48
SKU: CWM-15931
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 102.6 x 133.4 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

Spring Flowers (Peonies), 1889 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Spring Flowers (Peonies) 1889

Oil Painting
$673
Canvas Print
$74.86
SKU: CWM-15932
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 122 x 122 cm
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, USA

Still Life, c.1913 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life c.1913

Oil Painting
$633
Canvas Print
$60.97
SKU: CWM-15934
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 90 x 106.7 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

Hall at Shinnecock, 1892 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Hall at Shinnecock 1892

Paper Art Print
$55.09
SKU: CWM-15935
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 81.6 x 104 cm
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, USA

Shinnecock Studio Interior, 1892 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Shinnecock Studio Interior 1892

Paper Art Print
$48.60
SKU: CWM-15936
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, USA

Morning at Breakwater, Shinnecock, c.1897 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Morning at Breakwater, Shinnecock c.1897

Oil Painting
$586
Canvas Print
$58.80
SKU: CWM-15937
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 101.6 x 127 cm
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, USA

The Olive Grove, c.1910 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Olive Grove c.1910

Oil Painting
$521
Canvas Print
$51.44
SKU: CWM-15938
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 59.7 x 85 cm
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, USA

Ready for a Walk: Beatrice Clough Bachmann, c.1885 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Ready for a Walk: Beatrice Clough Bachmann c.1885

Oil Painting
$652
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15939
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 213.4 x 122 cm
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, USA

Young Girl in White (Alice Chase, the Artist's Daughter), n.d. by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Young Girl in White (Alice Chase, the Artist's ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$650
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15940
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 137.5 x 92 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Broken Jug, c.1876 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Broken Jug c.1876

Oil Painting
$621
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15941
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 155 x 63.5 cm
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, USA

Tompkins Park, Brooklyn, 1887 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Tompkins Park, Brooklyn 1887

Oil Painting
$342
Canvas Print
$57.71
SKU: CWM-15942
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 43.5 x 56.3 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

Girl with Guitar, c.1886 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Girl with Guitar c.1886

Oil Painting
$336
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15943
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 26 x 15.2 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

Boy Eating Apple (The Apprentice), 1876 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Boy Eating Apple (The Apprentice) 1876

Oil Painting
$664
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15944
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 94.4 x 59 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

The East River, c.1886 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The East River c.1886

Oil Painting
$337
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15945
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 25.4 x 40 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

Portrait of a Woman, c.1912 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Woman c.1912

Oil Painting
$415
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15946
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 48.2 x 41.2 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

Venice Facade, 1878 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Venice Facade 1878

Oil Painting
$342
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15947
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 35 x 25.4 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

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