William Merritt Chase (November 1, 1849 - October 25, 1916) was an American painter known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher.

He was born in Williamsburg (now Nineveh), Indiana, to the family of a local merchant. Chase's father moved the family to Indianapolis in 1861 and employed his son as a salesman in the family business. Chase showed an early interest in art, and studied under local, self-taught artists Barton S. Hays and Jacob Cox.

After a brief stint in the Navy, Chase's teachers urged him to travel to New York to further his artistic training. He arrived in New York in 1869, met and studied with Joseph Oriel Eaton for a short time, then enrolled in the National Academy of Design under Lemuel Wilmarth, a student of the famous French artist Jean-Leon Gerome. (From Wikipedia)

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Shinnecock Hills I - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Shinnecock Hills I
Summertime - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Summertime
Afternoon Shadows - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Afternoon Shadows
Beach Scene - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Beach Scene
Shinnecock Landscape with Figures - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Shinnecock Landscape with Figures
A Venetian Balcony - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
A Venetian Balcony
At The Window - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
At The Window
Park Bench (or An Idle Hour in the Park - Central Park) - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Park Bench (or An Idle Hour in the Park - Central Park)
My Daughter Dorothy - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
My Daughter Dorothy
On The Lake  Central Park - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
On The Lake Central Park
Venice - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Venice
Connoisseur - The Studio Corner - William Merritt Chase - www.william-merritt-chase.org
Connoisseur - The Studio Corner

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