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Creator Name: Chase, William Merritt
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1849-1916 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: William Merritt Chase
Title: A City Park
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1882
Creation End Date: 1892
Creation Date: c. 1887
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (34.6 x 49.9 cm)
Inscriptions: Signed, lower right: "Wm M. Chase."
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1968.88
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Bequest of Dr. John J. Ireland
Context: William Merritt Chase's paintings of public parks in Brooklyn and Manhattan are intimate renditions of familiar locations that chart the artist's response to America's rapid urban growth. A City Park is an early example of Chase's park scenes and exhibits the dramatic spatial effects, high-keyed palette, and small scale that characterize these works and point to French Impressionist influences. It is probable that Chase executed his park scenes, like the French Impressionists, en plein-air. The strong light, vivid color, and fluid brushwork of A City Park suggest a spontaneous method of composition rather than a studio production. The small scale of the work also conforms to Chase's practice of painting outdoors unburdened by unnecessary or bulky materials.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1968.88
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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