CHASE, WILLIAM MERRITT (1849-1916)
American painter, was born at Franklin, Indiana, on the 1st of November 1849. He was a pupil of B. F. Hays at Indianapolis, of J. 0. Eaton in New York, and subsequently of A. Wagner and Piloty in Munich. 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 mediums, oils, water-color, pastel and etching painting with distinction the figure, landscape and still-life, he is perhaps best known by his portraits, his sitters numbering some of the most important men and women of his time. Mr 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, Court Jester, and portraits of the painters Whistler and Duveneck, of General Webb and of Peter Cooper.
Chase, William Merritt (1849～1916)
美國畫家和教師。曾在紐約國立設計學院學習，後在慕尼黑師事畫家皮洛蒂（Karl von Piloty）六年。1880年代採用當時巴黎流行的輕快色調。他的教學效果非常突出，最初在紐約藝術研究會，後在自己開辦的學校（1896年創辦）教畫，在20世紀初推廣鮮明色彩和透明水彩的畫法。學生包括奧基芙和德穆思。他是個多產畫家，作品有兩千多幅，包括肖像畫、油畫、水彩畫、粉筆畫和蝕刻版畫。