William Merritt Chase Catalogue
William Merritt Chase
Biography
1849
Born on November 1 in Williamsburg, Indiana.
1872
Enters the Munich Royal Academy.
1878
Returns to New York, where begins to teach at the Art Student's League.
1879
Joins the Tile Club. Other members include Edwin Austin Abbey, J. Alden Weir, and Winslow Homer.
1882
Cofounded The American Painters in Pastel Society with Robert Blum.
1886
Marries Alice Gerson, who is then about twenty years old.
1891
Cofounded the Shinnecock Summer School of Art in Southampton, New York, which lasted through 1902.
1898
Elected a charter member of the National Institute of Arts, Sciences, and Letters.
1899-1900
Received Gold Medal at the Exposition universelle, Paris.
1916
Died in New York.
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