William Merritt Chase

(American, 1849–1916)

alice dieudonnee chase, shinnecock hills by william merritt chase

William Merritt Chase

Alice Dieudonnee Chase, Shinnecock Hills

mrs. union samuel betts lawrence by william merritt chase

William Merritt Chase

Mrs. Union Samuel Betts Lawrence, 1888

Biography

Timeline

1849
Born: Williamsburg, Indiana
1861
Received first artistic training under a local painter (Indianapolis) Barton S. Hays
1869
Studied at the National Academy of Design in New York under Lemuel P. Wilmarth
1872
Attends the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
1882
Chase helped found the Society of American Painters in Pastel
1891 - 1902
Taught classes at Shinnecock Hills, Long Island
1903
Chase was elected a member of The Ten, the association of prominent New York and Boston Impressionists
1916
Died: New York City, NY