National Geographic : 1948 Sep
National Geographic Magazine National Gallery ofArt WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE (1849-1916) * A Friendly Call (Gift of Chester Dale) Chase's talent became apparent during his Indiana childhood, when he copied woodcuts. Following study abroad, he settled down inManhattan. There hisTenth Street studio became famous as the gathering place of artists and students. Possibly no other American artist taught so many pupils.Foradozen years Chase conducted astudents' summer tour through the galleries and studios of Europe.