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Frank Swift Chase papers, 1907-1965

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Chase, Frank Swift, 1886-1958  Search this
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
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Correspondence, printed material, and photographs documenting Chase's career and the art market of the 1920's. Letters to Chase primarily concern exhibitions, commissions, and advertisements (including a letter from Reginald Poland, Director of the Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, analyzing the work of Woodstock artists), with some letters from family and friends. Printed material includes reviews, exhibition announcements, gallery plans with notes on exhibit design, and color reproductions of Chase's work. Photographs depict Chase, his work, and his exhibitions. Biographical material consists of his passport and the official documents of his service in France and Germany for the Y.M.C.A in 1918-1919.
Frank Swift Chase papers, 1907-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Landscape painter. Chase lived and worked in Woodstock, New York and Nantucket, Massachusetts, teaching and exhibiting frequently in these areas. He also exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego. Chase was best known in the 1920's for his paintings of woodlands.
Language Note:
Fourteen items are in French.
Donated 1987 by the Vose Galleries of Boston.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Landscape painting, American -- New England  Search this
Landscape painting, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Commercial art -- United States  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
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Lives of artists
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Archives of American Art