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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). A painter between New York and Venice

Art | February 15, 2017 |

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). A painter between New York and Venice_002Image courtesy of MUVE

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). A painter between New York and Venice
Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice
From 11 February 2017 to 28 May 2017

 

The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia presents a great retrospective dedicated to the American artist William Merritt Chase. From February 11th to May 28th 2017, Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, after the presentation at Washington DC and Boston, will bring together almost sixty of the artist’s best works from American public and private collections, and will display the only painting by Chase in Italy, Self-Portrait, coming in Venice on loan from Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

 

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). A painter between New York and Venice_001Image courtesy of MUVE

 

A renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, William Merritt Chase has been an innovative painter who has known to portrait, through a technique inspired by the observation of the masters of European art antic and contemporary, the life of the north American bourgeoisie. In his four-decade-long career, he reports in his work the energy of a nation on the verge of the 19th century, portraying the dynamic evolution of a society which stars to populate the urban parks in New York, the beaches in Long Island to get accustomed to art, visiting exhibitions and artists’ studios.

 

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). A painter between New York and Venice_003Image courtesy of MUVE

 

Born in 1849 in Williamsburg, Indiana, Chase after a first studies in New York City, moves in 1872 in Europe to join the Royal Academy in Munich. During is European sojourn until 1878, Chase voyage at London, Paris and in Netherlands. Among these places, Venice represents a place to be for Chase, where he studies the old masters and confronts, during his Venetian sojourn from 1877 to 1878, with the artists who are working in the city. Cosmopolitan artist, during the 1880s among frequents voyages in Europe, follow an intense exhibition Chase in America and Europe, becoming a leading figure for young American painters, such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Stella and Edward Hopper.

 

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). A painter between New York and Venice_004Image courtesy of MUVE

 

Thank to his teaching position first at the Art Students League and at the Brooklyn Art School, then at the Chase Art School, renamed in the 1898 New York School of Art. At his role inside the academies, in the summers between 1903 and 1913, Chase will have be the maitre ad guide accompanying his students in study courses in the main European cities. Yet considered from his contemporaries one of the main interprets of the American painting, Chase displays at the main American and European exhibition, the Venice Biennale in 1901 an the International Exhibition in 1911. Come back for the last time in Venice with his students in the summer of 1913, he dies in 1916 at his Stuyvesant Square house.

 

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