Saul Chase

American (1945)

About the artist:

Saul Chase has been a painter and printrnaker for more than fifty years. His interest in drawing and painting as a boy growing up in the Bronx in the 1950s, was intensified by his fascination with the endless play of light and shadow on the structures that surrounded him. The West Bronx "edge of the city" landscape with its improbably juxtaposed elements, provided a universe of urban odds and ends and hidden beauties to be remembered and resurrected.After graduating from CCNY in 1965, Chase taught classes in oil and watercolor painting at the City College of New York. He also taught art to underpriviledged adolescents in the South Bronx. In 1968 he began exhibiting his work at "ACA Gallery" in New York, where he remained until moving to the "Andrew Crispo Gallery" seven years later.As an early inhabitant of Soho, arriving in 1970, before AIR and legal living, Chase soon felt a romantic affection for the bleak isolation of this yet to be discovered decaying factory district. It was the perfect "La Boheme" setting for any romantic young artist, but it didn't last long. By the late 70s, the desolate, rough-hewn enclave had evolved overnight into a "chic" and expensive place to live, shop, eat and be seen. This change, along with a growing desire to escape the sometimes treacherous New York "Art Scene" made departure inevitable. After selling his Greene Street loft in 1981, Chase moved with his wife and children to a secluded hilltop home and studio about fifty miles north of the city, where he continues to live and work.Through several different oeuvres over the years, the quest has consistently remained an inward-looking exploration of distilled visual experience. Chase's paintings and prints have been acquired by many important institutions and private collectors including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Joseph Hirshhorn, etc. Born New York City, 1945 Studied B.A. Fine Arts C.C.N.Y., 1965 Museums and Important Collections The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Hirshhom Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. The High Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence Rhode Island Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Sara Roby Foundation, New York, New York American Federation of Art, New York, New York Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio First National City Bank, New York, New York Richard Brown Baker Collection University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie, Wyoming Mr. and Mrs. Harding Lawrence Numerous Important Corporate and Private Collections Solo Exhibitions 1969 "Saul Chase - New Paintings", A.C.A. Galleries New York, April, 1969 1973 "Saul Chase - Recent Works", A.C.A. Galleries New York, October, 1973 1978 "Saul Chase - Paintings 1974 - 1978", Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, February 4 - 25, 1978 1980 "Saul Chase-Silkscreen Prints", Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, May 24 - June 14, 1980 1981 Gallery Yves Arman, New York- February 28 - March 19, 1981 2001 Laumont Gallery, New York, April 1 - May 1, 2000 2004 Maya Stendhal Gallery, New York, September 8 - November 1, 2004 Group Exhibitions 1969 "National Academy of Design Annual", New York 1971 "Chi Ide Hassam Purchase Award Exhibition", American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 1971 "Three Young Realists: Chase, Ligare, Sarsony", A.C.A. Galleries, New York, September 21 - October 9 1972 "National Academy of Design Annual", New York 1972 "Trends In Realism", "St. Mary's College 1972, 39th Mid-Year Show", Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio, July 1972-74 "Americans: Individuals at Work", Sara Roby Collection, New York, traveling exhibition to museums 1974 "National Academy of Design Annual", New York 1974 "American Academy of Arts and Letters Annual Exhibition", New York 1976 "Childe Hassam Purchase Award Exhibition", American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 1977 "National Academy of Design Annual", New York 1977 "Environment: The Artist's Vision", St. John's Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina 1979 "20th Century American Masters", Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York 2002 "Free Lemonade" Summer Group Exhibition, Robert Miller Gallery, New York Awards S.J. Wallace Truman Prize, National Academy of Design, 144th Annual Exhibition, 1969 Salmagundi Club Award, Audubon Artists Society Annual, 40th Annual Exhibition, 1972 S.J. Wallace Truman Prize, National Academy of Design, 14th Annual Exhibition, 1972 Julius Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, 149th Annual Exhibition, 1974 Julius Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, 152nd Annual Exhibition, 1977

Saul Chase

American (1945)

(12 works)

About the artist:

Saul Chase has been a painter and printrnaker for more than fifty years. His interest in drawing and painting as a boy growing up in the Bronx in the 1950s, was intensified by his fascination with the endless play of light and shadow on the

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