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William Merritt Chase Art

American, 1849-1916
William Merritt Chase rejected his father’s shoe business in favor of studying art professionally, training with Barton S. Hayes in Indianapolis and going abroad to the Royal Academy in Munich. His brushwork and use of light was similar to the French Impressionists, and his style of visual modelling was particularly influenced by Eduoard Manet. After he finished his studies Chase travelled to New York City and began teaching as part of the Art Students League, quickly becoming a renowned teacher. He incorporated Impressionist techniques along with his more traditional European education to create unique images imbued with the valued urbanization and expansion of New York City. Later in his life, Chase established the Chase School, which eventually was renamed the Parsons School of Design.
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William Merritt Chase “Port Of Antwerp” Oil Painting
By William Merritt Chase
Located in Dallas, TX
William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916) Port of Antwerp ca. 1883-4, oil on canvas signed Wm. M. Chase lower left Canvas: 15 X 21 Inches. Museum Framed Dimensions: 22 X 28 Inches ...
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1880s William Merritt Chase Art

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"Keying Up - The Court Jester" original etching
By William Merritt Chase
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching. This impression on laid paper was published by the American Art Review in 1880. The etched image measures 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches; the plate measures 6 3/4 x 4...
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1880s William Merritt Chase Art

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Etching

The Gray Kimono
By William Merritt Chase
Located in New York, NY
The Gray Kimono, 1901, by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches unframed (50.8 x 40.64 cm) 28 x 24 1/16 inches framed (71.12 x 61.11875 cm) Paper (Alice Wil...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist William Merritt Chase Art

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Oil

Keying Up - The Court Jester
By William Merritt Chase
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Keying Up - The Court Jester Etching with drypoint, 1879 Signed in the plate lower left corner (see photos) Proof before engraved title and engraved n...
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1870s American Impressionist William Merritt Chase Art

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Etching

Standing Male Nude (recto) Study of the Head of the Standing Male Nude (verso)
By William Merritt Chase
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Standing Male Nude (recto) Study of the Head of the Standing Male Nude (verso) Unsigned Provenance: Estate of the artist Helen Chase Storm (the arti...
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1870s American Impressionist William Merritt Chase Art

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Graphite

Portrait of a Man Facing Left
By William Merritt Chase
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Portrait of a Man Facing Left Monotype printed in brown ink, c. 1880-1914 Signed in ink lower left: Chase (see photo) Provenance: Helen Chase Storm (the artist's daughter) Jackson Chase Storm (her son) Chapellier Galleries (as agent) James Bergquist, Boston References And Exhibitions: Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. (See MFA paperwork in photos) Reference: Ronald G. Pisano, Completed by D. Frederick Baker and Carolyn K. Lane, William Merritt Chase: Still Lifes, Interiors, Figures, Copies of Old Masters, and Drawings, Catalogue Raisonne, Vol. IV (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010), Vol. 1, M. 8. (See photos of entry) William Merritt Chase (1840-2016) Born in Nineveh, Indiana Died New York, New York In 1883 Chase was involved in the organization of an exhibition to help raise funds for a pedestal for the Statute of Liberty. The exhibition featured loans of three works by Manet and urban scenes by the Italian Impressionist Giuseppe de Nittis. Both artists influenced Chase's Impressionistic style that gave rise to a series of New York park scenes. It is also thought that he was influenced by John Singer Sargent's In the Luxembourg Gardens (1879) which was exhibited in New York at this time. Indeed, Chase had met Sargent in Europe in 1881, the two men becoming lifelong friends with Sargent painting Chase's portrait in 1902. On another European trip in 1885, Chase met James McNeill Whistler in London. While Whistler had a reputation for being difficult, the two artists got along famously and agreed to paint one another's portrait. Eventually, however, Whistler's moods began to grate with Chase who wrote home stating "I really begin to feel that I never will get away from here". For his part, Whistler criticized Chase's finished portrait and, according to Hirshler, "complained about Chase for the rest of his life". While no record exists of Whistler's portrait of Chase; Chase's portrait of Whistler remains a well-known piece in his oeuvre. In 1887 Chase married Alice Gerson, the daughter of the manager of a lithography company. Though some fifteen years his junior (Chase was 37), he had known Alice for some time through her family's devotion to the arts. The pair, who would enjoy a happy marriage with Alice in full support of her husband's career, settled initially in Brooklyn...
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1890s Impressionist William Merritt Chase Art

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Monoprint

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