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William Merritt Chase

American painter and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Prolific painter of portraits, interiors, still lifes and landscapes, famed for establishing the fresh colour and bravura technique used in much early 20th-century American painting. He was considered the most important American teacher of his time; after teaching at the Art Students League of NY he formed the Chase School of Art in 1896.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115356.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to William Merritt Chase:

William Merritt Chase The Court Jester, ca. 1886 Etching on laid paper
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