Frank Swift Chase Forest Landscape Oil Painting, Mid-20th Century
Frank Swift Chase (American, 1886 – 1958)
Untitled (forest landscape), mid-20th century
Oil painting on canvas mounted on board
Signed to lower right
Attribution inscribed to verso
Chase was a Post-Impressionist painter best known for his Hudson River Valley style landscapes. During the early 1900s, Chase embarked on his artistic studies, alongside his brother Edward Leigh Chase (1884 – 1965), at the Art Students League and soon after, the Art League School of Landscape under L. Birge Harrison (1854 – 1929) and John Carlson (1875 – 1947). Known as “the dean of Nantucket artists,’ Chase became an influential teacher to many upcoming artists. He founded the Woodstock Artists Association, established the first art colony in Nantucket, and launched the Sarasota School of Art. Chase’s works are well-regarded and often exhibited.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- minor dust accretions to surface; frame abrasions; minor fraying to edges of canvas; wear, discoloration and accretions to frame; minor wear to verso; examined with UV light.
- measures frame; sight measures 13.75" W x 12.0" H.