Description: William Merritt Chase 1849-1916 was an American painter. He settled in New York in 1878 after five years studying in Munich and became the most important American teacher of his generation. He taught at the Art Students' League of New York and then at his own Chase School of Art, founded in 1896. Chase was a highly prolific artist his output of more than 2000 paintings included still lifes, portraits, interiors, and landscapes, and his work is represented in many American museums. This great Photo CD collection contains 229 William Merritt Chase paintings.