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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

View of Fiesole, 1907 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

View of Fiesole 1907

Oil Painting
$358
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15948
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 29.8 x 40.6 cm
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA

Woman in Black, c.1890 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Woman in Black c.1890

Oil Painting
$348
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15949
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 38.9 x 25.4 cm
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA

Lydia Field Emmet, 1892 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Lydia Field Emmet 1892

Oil Painting
$658
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15950
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 183 x 91.8 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Blue Kimono, 1915 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Blue Kimono 1915

Oil Painting
$409
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15951
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: unknown
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, USA

Still Life, Fish, 1912 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life, Fish 1912

Oil Painting
$601
Canvas Print
$60.29
SKU: CWM-15952
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 81 x 100.2 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

A Modern Magdalen, c.1888 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

A Modern Magdalen c.1888

Oil Painting
$495
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15953
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 48.3 x 39.4 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

First Touch of Autumn, c.1898 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

First Touch of Autumn c.1898

Oil Painting
$531
Canvas Print
$59.33
SKU: CWM-15954
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 101.8 x 127.3 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Girl in a Japanese Costume, c.1890 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Girl in a Japanese Costume c.1890

Oil Painting
$516
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15955
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 62.5 x 39.8 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Sunlight and Shadow, Shinnecock Hills, n.d. by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Sunlight and Shadow, Shinnecock Hills n.d.

Oil Painting
$495
Canvas Print
$65.32
SKU: CWM-15956
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 88.9 x 101.6 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Mother and Child (The First Portrait), c.1885/90 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Mother and Child (The First Portrait) c.1885/90

Oil Painting
$599
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15957
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 178 x 102 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Good Friends, c.1909 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Good Friends c.1909

Oil Painting
$565
SKU: CWM-15962
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 56.4 x 78.5 cm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA

Harbor Scene, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Harbor Scene c.1895

Oil Painting
$496
SKU: CWM-15963
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 106.4 x 119.8 cm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA

Portrait of Artist's Daughter, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Artist's Daughter c.1895

Oil Painting
$649
SKU: CWM-15964
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 82.2 x 65 cm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA

Lady in Black, 1888 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Lady in Black 1888

Oil Painting
$687
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15966
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 188.6 x 92.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Bessie Potter, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Bessie Potter c.1895

Oil Painting
$560
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15967
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 81.3 x 65 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life - Fish, c.1900 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life - Fish c.1900

Oil Painting
$601
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15968
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 113 x 142.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Gathering Autumn Flowers, c.1894/95 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Gathering Autumn Flowers c.1894/95

Oil Painting
$456
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15972
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 53.3 x 96.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Study of Flesh Color and Gold, 1888 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Study of Flesh Color and Gold 1888

Paper Art Print
$47.04
SKU: CWM-15973
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 45.7 x 33 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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

Shinnecock Hills c.1895

Oil Painting
$387
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15980
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 50.8 x 61 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Antiquary Shop, 1879 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Antiquary Shop 1879

Oil Painting
$566
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15981
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 67.3 x 86.2 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Girl in Japanese Dress, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Girl in Japanese Dress c.1895

Oil Painting
$580
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15982
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 71.4 x 64 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

An Italian Garden, c.1909 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

An Italian Garden c.1909

Oil Painting
$458
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15983
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 40.6 x 55.6 cm
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

Still Life (Fish from the Adriatic), c.1907/14 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life (Fish from the Adriatic) c.1907/14

Oil Painting
$431
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: CWM-15984
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 54 x 65.4 cm
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

Portrait of Edward Everett Hale, c.1884 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Edward Everett Hale c.1884

Oil Painting
$560
Canvas Print
$61.93
SKU: CWM-15986
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 64.5 x 54.3 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

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