William Merritt Chase (William Merritt Chase, November 1, 1849, Nineve - October 25, 1916, New York) - American artist, who with pleasure and pride took the classical European artistic tradition, oriental influences and at the same time - the revolutionary finds of French impressionists.
Features of the artist William Chase: Chase sought to create a distinctly unique, characteristic American art - and fit it into world history. Biographers and critics say: Chase is a cosmopolitan and eclectic who reworked all the greatest artistic discoveries in his work to compensate young America for the absence of a centuries-old continuous tradition. He was equally masterful in oil painting and pastel drawing, enriching these two techniques with mutual visual similarities.
Famous paintings by William Chase: "Portrait of Lydia Emmet", "Breakfast in the open", "Hide and Seek", "Royal jester", "Washday", "Portrait of Mrs. S.".