William Merritt Chase Catalogue
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William Merritt Chase
William Merritt Chase begins drawing, producing likenesses of his family and friends.
Moves to his own studio in the YMCA building on 23rd Street, New York, and supports himself by painting still lifes.
Enters Royal Academy in Munich in the fall, receiving instruction there from Alexander von Wagner and Karl von Piloty. Becomes friends with Franks Duveneck, Walter Shirlaw, and J. Frank Currier.
Paints Ready for the Ride, purchased by prominent American art collector Samuel P. Avery. Exhibits three works at Interstate Industrial Exposition in Chicago.
Elected president of Society of American Artists (Serves one year).
Elected president of Society of American Artists (Serves for ten years).
Begins series of small landscape and marine paintings in and around Brooklyn and New York.
First one-man exhibition of 133 works held at Boston Art Club, includes his portrait of Whistler and is well received by critics.
His first child, Alice Dieudonnée is born.
Second Exhibition of Painters in Pastel, at Wunderlich Gallery.
Second child Koto Robertine is born.
Portrait of Mrs. C. awarded a second-class medal at Exposition Universelle, Paris.
First son William Merrit Jr. is born.
Shinnecock summer art school opens, with Chase as director and principal teacher.
Two-year-old William Merrit Jr. dies.
Opens his own school, The Chase School of Art, in New York, where he taught through 1907.
Important one-man show at Art Institute of Chicago, comprised of 71 of his works.
Portrait of a Lady with a Rose awarded Temple Gold Medal at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Idle Hours awarded gold metal at South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition.
His youngest daughter Mary Content is born.
Teaches summer class in England and takes his students to studios of Sargent, Lavery, Brangwyn, Edwin Austin Abbey, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and John James J. Shannon.
Elected member of Academy of Arts and Letters in New York.
Receives Grand Prize at Exposición Internacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile.
Travels to London to pose for a portrait by John Singer Sargent, commissioned by his pupils and intended as gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Commissioned to paint self-portrait for Richmond Art Association, Richmond, Indiana.
Serves on Art Committee for Panama-Pacific Exhibition, San Francisco and returns to California to arrange major display of 32 of his works at this international exhibition.
Traveling one-man exhibition visits Detroit and Toledo museums.
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