Henry Chase

Artist (United States)
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Harry (Henry) Chase was active/lived in Iowa, Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, Vermont / Holland, Europe. Harry Chase is known for sailing ship, coastal-harbor genre painting.

Born in Woodstock, Vermont in 1853, Harry Chase was drawn from the start to marine painting. While studying art in Munich, he completed scenes on the North Sea coast of Denmark. After a brief stint in Saint Louis, he returned to Europe, painting the French coast while working for two years in France.

The artist also spent three years in Holland, primarily in the Hague, where he studied with Hendrik Willem Mesdag. William Gerdts (Art Across America: Two Centuries of Regional Painting 1710-1920), who chronicles these experiences and training, notes that Chase became one of the major American proponents of the Hague School of Dutch Impressionist painters before returning to Saint Louis in 1879.

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