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Creator Name: Chase, William Merritt
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1849 - 1916
Creator Name-CRT: William Merritt Chase
Title: Shinnecock Hills
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1890
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: c. 1895
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 101.5cm x 127cm
Inscriptions: signed lower left: WM M. Chase [WM in monogram]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1938.333
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon
Provenance: Henry White Cannon, New York.
Context: One of the most influential of the American Impressionists, William Merritt Chase established his own summer school at Shinnecock, on the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. Attracted to the low-lying dunes and beaches, Chase and his students were among the first American artists to pursue open-air painting. With its varied brushwork and warm colors, this painting is among the finest works Chase produced at Shinnecock. The panoramic scene glows with the light of a summer day. The Chase school at Shinnecock, active from 1891-1902, was instrumental in expanding the influence of Impressionism in the United States.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1938.333
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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