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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)
William Merritt Chase was born in Willamsburg, Indiana. He established an art school of his own, after teaching with success for some years at the Art Students League. A worker in all media oils, watercolor, pastel etching and painting with distinction the figure, landscapes, and still lifes, he is best known for his portraits, his sitters numbering some of the most important men and women of his time.
Speak to Me
Self Portrait
Whistling Boy
Yield of the Waters
Virginia Gerson
Dorothy
Lady in Black

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Self Portrait
1914
Portrait bust of an old man with white moustache and beard, thinning gray hair. Pince-nez eyeglasses on black ribbon. He wears black coat and waistcoat, white shirt and tie.
Dimensions 24 x 20 in. Medium Oil on canvas
Detroit Institute of Arts
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