William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)

William Merritt Chase
Keying Up

signed l.l., plate
6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (plate)
12 x 9 inches (paper)


William Merritt Chase, an Indiana native, is one of the most important American Impressionists. He was as equally known as a teacher at the Art Students League in New York City. Among his students was Kentucky's Paul Sawyier.