Monday, September 13, 2010

Late Summer on the Atlantic Coast by William Merritt Chase (1848-1916)

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American artist William Merritt Chase (1848-1916) had a way of capturing the light of late summer on the Atlantic coast in everyday landscapes. In these paintings, he uses his wife and his children as models. He wrote, "Do not try to paint the grandiose thing. Paint the commonplace so that it will be distinguished."

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) A Sunny Day at Shinnecock Bay 1892

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) On the Beach, Shinnecock 1895

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) On the Lake in Central Park 1894

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) Beach Scene Morning at Canoe Place

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) Summertime 1886

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) Idle Hours, ca. 1894.

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) The Big Bayberry Bush 1895

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) Mrs Chase in Prospect Park 1886

William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) Gathering Autumn Flowers 1894
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