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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

Gathering Wild Flowers, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Gathering Wild Flowers c.1895

Oil Painting
$377
Canvas Print
$50.23
SKU: CWM-15987
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 40.6 x 61 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA

Along the Canal, c.1903 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Along the Canal c.1903

Oil Painting
$390
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-15988
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 25.4 x 34.3 cm
Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York, USA

Courtyard in Venice, 1877 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Courtyard in Venice 1877

Oil Painting
$619
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-15989
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 53.3 x 90.2 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Portrait of a Lady in Black (Annie Traquair Lang), 1911 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Lady in Black (Annie Traquair Lang) 1911

Oil Painting
$764
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-15990
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 151 x 121.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Portrait of Lavinia Borden Cook, c.1905 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Lavinia Borden Cook c.1905

Oil Painting
$933
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-15991
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 122 x 91.4 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

In the Park (A By-path), c.1889 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

In the Park (A By-path) c.1889

Oil Painting
$496
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-15994
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 35.5 x 49 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Shinnecock Hills, c.1893/97 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Shinnecock Hills c.1893/97

Oil Painting
$414
Canvas Print
$59.84
SKU: CWM-15995
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 44.4 x 54.6 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Kimono, c.1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Kimono c.1895

Oil Painting
$542
Canvas Print
$58.11
SKU: CWM-15996
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 89.5 x 115 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Old Sand Road, c.1894 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Old Sand Road c.1894

Oil Painting
$403
Canvas Print
$53.29
SKU: CWM-15997
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 42 x 51.4 cm
Private Collection

I Think I am Ready Now (The Mirror, the Pink Dress), c.1883 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

I Think I am Ready Now (The Mirror, the Pink Dress) c.1883

Oil Painting
$509
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-15998
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 82.6 x 44.5 cm
Private Collection

Still Life with Bottle, Carafe, Pot and Red Pepper, c.1905 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Bottle, Carafe, Pot and Red Pepper c.1905

Oil Painting
$544
Canvas Print
$61.09
SKU: CWM-15999
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 76.2 x 61 cm
Private Collection

A Study in Pink (Mrs. Robert McDougal), 1895 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

A Study in Pink (Mrs. Robert McDougal) 1895

Oil Painting
$685
Canvas Print
$49.69
SKU: CWM-16000
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 137.2 x 91.4 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Miss J., c.1902 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Miss J. c.1902

Oil Painting
$719
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-16001
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 162.6 x 102.2 cm
Public Collection

Idle Hours, c.1894 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Idle Hours c.1894

Oil Painting
$463
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-16002
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 99 x 123.5 cm
Amon Carter Museum, Texas, USA

Ring Toss, 1896 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Ring Toss 1896

Oil Painting
$496
Canvas Print
$64.21
SKU: CWM-16003
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 102.6 x 89.2 cm
Private Collection

The Golden Lady, 1896 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Golden Lady 1896

Oil Painting
$663
Canvas Print
$59.47
SKU: CWM-16004
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 83.2 x 103 cm
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA

The Nursery, 1890 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Nursery 1890

Oil Painting
$492
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CWM-16005
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 36.5 x 40.5 cm
Private Collection

The Tale, 1892 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

The Tale 1892

Oil Painting
$495
Canvas Print
$50.64
SKU: CWM-16006
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 42 x 62 cm
Private Collection

Woman with Crimson Parasol, n.d. by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Woman with Crimson Parasol n.d.

Oil Painting
$515
Canvas Print
$52.00
SKU: CWM-17357
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 87.6 x 61.6 cm
Private Collection

Sunny Day at Shinnecock Bay, 1892 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Sunny Day at Shinnecock Bay 1892

Oil Painting
$508
SKU: CWM-18521
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 45.7 x 48.4 cm
Private Collection

Mrs. Chase, c.1890/95 by William Merritt Chase | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Chase c.1890/95

Oil Painting
$799
Canvas Print
$49.83
SKU: CWM-18662
William Merritt Chase
Original Size: 183.5 x 123.2 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

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