Prompts for RWJ, Prompt 174


William Merrit Chase, At The Seaside (1892)

Happy 4th of July, poets! So today’s artwork is by an American Impressionist artist, William Merritt Chase. I read that a large retrospective titled “William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master,” opened at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., in June 2016 and will go on to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in October and the International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice, Italy, in February. He had taught plein air classes at Shinnecock, Long Island, where he had a summer home, and his Shinnecock works are regarded as the finest examples of American Impressionism. Your prompt is to write an ekphrastic piece to this or any of his paintings.


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