The following biography was submitted by Lee Corbino:
ROBERT CHASE 1919-
Robert Chase was born in Champaign, IL in 1919. He studied art at the University of Illinois. In 1941, he was an aerial reconnaissance photographer for the US Air Force in the South Pacific for four years. He resumed his studies at the University of Hawaii.
In 1947 he moved to Sarasota, Florida to attend the Ringling School of Art on the GI bill and taught at the Ringling School of Art from 1950-51. Chase opened his own school-- The Chase School of Art in 1952 and continued to do so until the mid 1980s.
His paintings were exhibited at American Embassies in Rome, Paris and Helsinki by the United States Department of State from 1960 t
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