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William Merritt Chase: Modern American Landscapes, 1886-1890

Chase, William Merritt & Gallati, Barbara

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ISBN 10: 0872731405 / ISBN 13: 9780872731400
Published by Brooklyn Museum Bookshop, 2000
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Title: William Merritt Chase: Modern American ...

Publisher: Brooklyn Museum Bookshop

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hailed early on as a genius destined to transform American art, William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) put his innovative stamp on American painting during a five-year span when he suddenly changed his technique and subject matter and began producing gorgeous, sun-dappled Impressionist views of New York parks and coastlines-the first Impressionist works ever painted of American landscapes.

This volume-which accompanies an exhibition of Chase's urban landscapes at the Brooklyn Museum of Art-is the first in-depth study of this pivotal period in Chase's career. Armed with new discoveries about the life of the man who became known as "the artistic interpreter of Central Park and Prospect Park," the author shows how Chase turned to his urban scenes to heed the nationalist call of his critics. With splendid illustrations that evoke nostalgia for a now-gone era, this is an impressive work of scholarship-and a book of great appeal for art lovers.

124 photographs, 54 in full color, 9 1/2 x 11"

BARBARA DAYER GALLATI is curator of American painting and sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She also teaches art history at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books on American art. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE Brooklyn Museum of Art, New YorkMay 26-Aug. 13, 2000 The Art Institute of ChicagoSept. 7-Nov. 26, 2000 The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonDec. 13, 2000-Mar. 11, 2001

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