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Summer Afternoons: Landscape Paintings of William Merritt Chase

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Summer Afternoons: Landscape Paintings of William Merritt Chase

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Ronald G. Pisano
genre:
Coffee Table

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In this elegant, comprehensive collection, Summer Afternoons, art historian Ronald G. Pisano deftly guides us through the oeuvre of a 19th-century American impressionist. Chase was one of only a handful to wrest this previously French style away from the Continent: Influenced as a young student by Dutch and Italian outdoor painters, Chase had by the end of his life infused the landscapes of his Shinnecock, N.Y., home with a wholly original atmospheric light. Apart from Chase’s historical importance, his paintings are, simply, beautiful. A

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