Known as Riccardo Dane Chanase, Richard Dane Chanase, Richard D. Chanase or just Dane Chanase, he was born in Palermo, Italy. According to various sources, he was born either October 21, 1896, 1895, or 1894. October 21, 1894 is the date listed on his WWI draft registration card, on his WWII draft card registering him for the WPA NYC Art War Service, and on the Social Security Death Index. Chanase was a US veteran of WWI.
He studied with George Bridgman, Paul Baudouin and Maurice Denis and his work is in the collections of the Los Angeles Museum of Art; Bezalel National Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Library of Congress; New York Public Library.
Chanase exhibited in Paris, France in 1931 (solo); Internati
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