As an Impressionist painter, his plein air paintings of Shinnecock are central to his works and career. They were also much of his teaching.
He kept a pictorial record of his wife and children in more formal portraits too. Here’s a selection.
He seems to have loved painting children. Here is his family, at leisure and play, in informal views, often in pastel.
In America, geographic isolation and growing freedom led to the craft of oil painting being smothered by artistic intent. Here are some results.
His studio was a recurrent motif which tells us much about his promotional activity, and his extended persona.
Known for his Impressionist landscapes and portraits, he also painted a couple of history paintings – under duress.
An American Master in his own right, his paintings were on a par with those of Chase, and he was a successful teacher too.
One of the most influential painters of the early 20th century, he founded the Ashcan School, and was a major landscape painter of the time.
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.