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William Merritt ChaseA Life in Art

Published by GILES in association with the Parrish Art Museum

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William Merritt Chase - Double page spread

William Merritt Chase - Double page spread

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 96 pages, 250 x 210 mm, (8¼ x 10 in)

Illustrations — 50 colour and 30 B&W

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£25.00 / US$39.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-43-4

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"The magnificent colour plates, detailed notes, intimate archive photos and fascinating essays, provide a wonderful introduction to the life and work of William Merritt Chase"—Katie Campbell, Cassone

The first up-to-date, accessible survey of Chase's work over his entire career

Includes essays covering the key influences on Chase's art and his early career in Munich and his work in Paris and Madrid.

About the Book

Parrish Art Museum holds one of the largest public collections of William Merritt Chase in the United States, with over forty paintings and works on paper. Its extensive archive contains over 1,000 photographs relating to the life and work of the artist, in particular family photographs of summers spent near the Parrish on Long Island’s famous East End. It was here that Chase taught at the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art in Southampton, and where he produced some of his most iconic landscape work.

This new volume features thirty of the Parrish’s most important paintings and works on paper, Features 30 of the artist's most important paintings and works on paper, including his early Still Life with Fruit (1871), works from the famous New York park scenes series, notably Park in Brooklyn (c. 1887); major studio paintings from the 1880s, such as The Blue Kimono (c. 1888); and of course, the paintings made during his summers in Long island's Shinnecock Hills, including The Bayberry Bush (c. 1895).and is an invaluable addition to our understanding of his art and working methods.

About the Author(s)

Alicia G. Longwell is the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator at the Parrish Art Museum. She is the author of Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind’s Eye, with David Anfam and Stéphane Aquin (2011); American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum (2010); First Impressions: Nineteenth-Century American Master Prints (2010); Sand: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor (2008);  and Photographs from the William Merritt Chase Archives, with Ronald G. Pisano (1992). She has organized many exhibitions for the Parrish, including solo exhibitions on the work of artists Barbara Bloom, Marsden Hartley, Frederick Kiesler, Malcolm Morley, Charlotte Park, Dorothea Rockburne, Alan Shields, Esteban Vicente, and Jack Youngerman, among others.
Maureen C. O’Brien is Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Her studies of the European influence on American artists include In Support of Liberty: European Paintings at the 1883 Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition (1986) and The American Painter-Etcher Movement (1984), as well as contributions to Shaping an American Landscape:
The Art and Architecture of Charles A. Platt
(1995) and Paris 1889: American Artists at the 1889 Universal Exhibition (1989). She is the author of Edgar Degas: Six Friends at Dieppe (2006) and Image and Enterprise: The Photographs of Adolphe Braun (1999).