William Merritt Chase. A painter between New York and Venice

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE | The Open Air Breakfast

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE
The Open Air Breakfast (1888c.),
© Toledo Museum of Art

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE. A PAINTER BETWEEN NEW YORK AND VENICE

The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia presents – an absolute European preview– a great retrospective dedicated to the American artist William Merritt Chase.

A renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) 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.

Born in 1849 in Williamsburg, Indiana, William Merritt Chase after a rst studies in New York city, moves in 1872 in Europe to join the Royal Academy in Munich.

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WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE | Flying Clouds

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE
Flying Clouds (1892),
© Private collection

During is European sojourn until 1878, William Merritt 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.

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Yet considered from his contemporaries one of the main interprets of the American painting, William Merritt 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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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). A painter between New York and Venice
February 11 – May 28 2017
Venice, Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Santa Croce 2076

 

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