A brilliant observer of contemporary life, an innovative painter, a skilled promoter and an important teacher, William Merritt Chase was a leader in international art circles at the turn of the century. Chase was praised for his sympathetic images of women, jewel-like landscapes, views of urban parks, and scenes of children at play. Explore the MFA’s new exhibition of one of our country’s leading American Impressionists, and discover the connections between his work and the history and culture of the United States in the 19th and early 20th century.