Selected Artists
 
William Merritt Chase

"Red Snapper and Still-Life" ca. 1890

Owner: Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois
           

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After Treatment

           
Born in Indiana, Chase quickly inclined to the arts. In 1878, he went to Europe and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He studied under Alexander Von Wagner and Karl von Piloty, and befriended American artists Walter Shirlaw and Frank Duveneck. In Munich, Chase employed his rapidly burgeoning talent most often in figurative works that he painted in the loosely-brushed style popular with his instructors. Chase traveled to Venice, Italy in 1877 with Duveneck and John Henry Twachtman before returning to the United States in the summer of 1878. He quickly became an important artist on the American scene and groomed other artists through his extraordinary teaching skills. His students included George Bellows, Georgia O'Keeffe, Rockwell Kent, Charles Sheeler, Lawton Parker, Louis Ritman, Leopold Seyffert and Frederic Grant.
           
           

"Still-Life"

Owner: The Phoenix Museum of Art
Phoenix, Arizona
           

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