See how Chase breathed new life into the full range of late 19th-century painting subjects—landscape, figurative, genre, and still life—to imbue parks, the seaside, studio interiors, and even dead fish with an uncommon modernity.
Carol Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art Emerita, Amherst College
Above: William Merritt Chase, The Young Orphan (An Idle Moment), 1884. Oil on canvas. NA diploma presentation, November 24, 1890. National Academy Museum, New York (221-P).