William Merritt Chase: Summers at Shinnecock 1891-1902

September 6 – November 29, 1987

East Building Ground Level

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 23 paintings (including one not in the catalogue) and 3 pastels were on view. These landscapes and figure paintings stemmed from the time when William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was director of the Shinnecock Summer Art School on the eastern end of Long Island.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by D. Scott Atkinson, curator of the Terra Museum of American Art. Nicolai Cikovsky Jr. was the coordinator. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: This was the first in a series of 3 exhibitions of work by American impressionists supported by Bell Atlantic.

Image: William Merritt Chase, A Friendly Call, 1895, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, 1943.1.2

Attendance: 119,396

Catalog: William Merritt Chase: Summers at Shinnecock 1891-1902, by D.S. Atkinson and N. Cikovsky Jr. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1987.

Brochure: William Merritt Chase: Summers at Shinnecock 1891-1902. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1987.