Friday, December 09, 2005

Frank Swift Chase (1886-1960) was an American landscape painter and a founder of the Woodstock Artists Association in Woodstock, New York.

See Tom Wolf's essay on the WAA here.

Other biographical material is found here and here.

From A Genealogy of David Latham Stevens and Richard Chase Stevens, Volume IV by D.L. Stevens:
FRANK SWIFT CHASE (1014) The fourth child of Grace Metcalfe 905) and Charles Dennison Chase, he was born March 12, 1886 at St. ouis, Missouri. He attended public schools in St. Louis and Manual training -- no college. He worked with his father in his laboratory with the Aluminum Company of America, as an assistant, in Bauxite, Arkansas. He then went to New York City with his brother, Edward Leigh Chase (1013), to study at the Art Students' League, and at the Art League School of Landscape Painting at Woodstock, New York, under Birge Harrison and John Carlson. He was a landscape painter ever after, and did well. He taught painting in Woodstock and Florida, and for years had a landscape class in Nantuckett, Massachusetts.