William Merritt Chase
William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an American impressionist painter. He was a prolific painter with more than 2000 works, included still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. One of the largest collection of his paintings is at The Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Some of his works include: Still Life With Watermelon (1869), The Jester: Preparatory drawing for the painting "Keying Up" - The Court Jester (ca. 1875), Pablo de Sarasate: Portrait of a Violinist (ca. 1875), Gray Day on the Lagoon (ca. 1877), Afternoon in the Park (1890), Sunny Day at Shinnecock Bay (c. 1892), The Blue Kimono (1898), and Self-portrait: The Artist in his Studio (1915-16).