Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
William Merritt Chase
In New York he established a school of his own, after teaching with success for some years at the Art Students League. A worker in all media – oils, watercolor, pastel – etching and painting with distinction the figure, landscapes, and still lifes, he is perhaps best known for his portraits, his sitters numbering some of the most important men and women of his time.
Chase won many honors at home and abroad, became a member of the National Academy of Design, New York, and for ten years was president of the Society of American Artists . Among his important canvases are Ready for the Ride (Union League Club, N.Y.), The Apprentice, and Court Jester.
- Lengthy bio at Brooklyn Museum of Art
- Ibiblio page on Chase, with portrait and paintings
- Artcyclopedia page
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details