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 William Merritt Chase  (1849 - 1916)

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Lived/Active: New York/California/Indiana      Known for: plein-air landscape, interior scenes and genre painting, teaching

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BIOGRAPHY for William Merritt Chase
1849 (Franklin, Indiana)
1916 (New York City)

New York/California/Indiana

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plein-air landscape, interior scenes and genre painting, teaching

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Impressionists Pre 1940
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Paris Pre 1900
"The Ten"
A native Midwesterner, William Merritt Chase became one of the more revered figures in American art because of his painting abilities and skills at conveying them to other artists. Described as the "single most important teacher of his generation, perhaps in all of American art education" (Gerdts 135), he was not committed to any one style of painting and basically considered himself a realist. He utilized elements of various styles including Tonalism, Impressionism, and Realism, and his willing (showing 500 of 28241 characters).

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