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William Merritt
Chase
American painter, teacher, portraitist & printmaker
born November 1 1849- died 1916

Nationality:
American

Student of:

Teacher of:
Maurice Braun (1877-1941), Dennis Miller Bunker (1861-1890), Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930), Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), Lawton Silas Parker (1868-1954), John Twachtman (1853-1902)

Assisted by:
John Twachtman (1853-1902)

President of:
Society of American Artists

Founder of:
Chase School of Art

Instructor at:
Art Students League of New York

Member of:
National Academy of Design, New York


Biographical Information

CHASE, WILLIAM MERRITT (1849-1916), American painter, was born at Franklin, Indiana, on the 1st of November 1849. He was a pupil of B. F. Hays at Indianapolis, of J. 0. Eaton in New York, and subsequently of A. Wagner and Piloty in Munich. In New York he established a school of his own, after teaching with success for some years at the Art Students League. A worker in all mediums, oils, water-color, pastel and etching painting with distinction the figure, landscape and still-life, he is perhaps best known by his portraits, his sitters numbering some of the most important men and women of his time. Mr Chase won many honors at home and abroad, became a member of the National Academy of Design, New York, and for ten years was president of the Society of American Artists. Among his important canvases are Ready for the Ride (Union League Club, N.Y.), The Apprentice, Court Jester, and portraits of the painters Whistler and Duveneck, of General Webb and of Peter Cooper.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.

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The Mandolin Player

1878-1879
Oil on canvas
41.3 x 31.6 cm
(16.26" x 12.44")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-06
The Mandolin Player
The Moroccan Girl

Oil on canvas
61 x 45.7 cm
(24.02" x 17.99")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-06
The Moroccan Girl
Still Life with Vegetables

1870
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 61.6 cm
(20" x 24¼")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-06
Still Life with Vegetables
Back of a Nude

1888
Oil on canvas
45.7 x 33 cm
(17.99" x 12.99")
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz

Added: 2002-04-16
Back of a Nude
Portrait of Louis Betts

Oil on canvas
50.8 x 40.6 cm
(20" x 15.98")
Private collection

Added: 2001-11-19

Provenance:
Zara Symons Betts Estate of Irene Trevorrow, Bronxville, New York Sale: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 27, 1978, lot 136, illustrated. Acquired by the present owner at the above sale.

Memories

Oil on canvas
128.27 x 93.98 cm
(50½" x 37")
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art (Utica, New York, United States)

Added: 2002-05-14
Memories
A Bit of Sunlight aka The Garden Wass

c1888
Oil on canvas
19.05 x 31.75 cm
(7½" x 12½")
Public collection

Added: 2005-06-09
A Bit of the Terrace aka Early Morning Stroll

c1890
Oil on canvas
52.71 x 62.23 cm
(20¾" x 24½")
Public collection

Added: 2005-06-09
A Bit of the Terrace aka Early Morning Stroll
A Corner of My Studio

c1895
Oil on canvas
61.28 x 91.44 cm
(24.13" x 36")
Public collection

Added: 2005-06-09
A Corner of My Studio
A Friendly Call

1895
Oil on canvas
Public collection

Added: 2005-06-09
A Friendly Call