How William Merritt Chase’s beard changed, beards in literature such as ‘Faust’, Bluebeard, Redbeard, and beware of the moustache.
It’s our faces, more than any other part of the body, that make us human. Paintings of veiled and masked faces by Pelez, Morelli and others.
In less than a decade of painting, he rose as a brilliant star among America’s Impressionists. Why then has he been forgotten?
To commemorate the centenary of his death, some of the best portraits of the 19th century, and more.
First in a series detailing his life and work. This covers his training, and first establishing his studio in New York. Plenty of his paintings are included.
The model’s mother claimed she was 16, she is almost nude, and a few years later, her jealous husband committed murder.
One dancer, three painters, four portraits of the dancer, and two portraits of Chase himself.