William Merritt Chase

1849 - 1916
Origin: United States
Born: November 1, 1849, Williamsburg, Indiana
Died: October 15, 1916, New York, New York

William Merrit Chase is among the leading American painters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From 1872 to 1878, he studied painting at the Royal Academy in Munich where he developed the shadowed palette, slashing brushwork, and animated surface characteristic of his early work. In 1878, he left Munich and returned to the United States becoming one of the most popular artists and influential teachers of his period.

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Still Life: Cod and Mackerel
c. 1900, Oil on Canvas
William Merritt Chase
United States, 1849 - 1916