Pavel Tchelitchew 1898-1957

Russian-born painter and stage designer. Born in Moscow. In early youth made drawingsinfluenced by the macabre Romanticism of Dor-23 and Vrubel. Moved in 1918 after the Revolution to Kiev. Was encouraged by Alexandra Exter; attended courses at Kiev Academy and received private lessons from Tchakrigine and the painter and stage designer Rabinovitch. Painted in anabstract …

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William Merritt Chase, November 1st, 1849

Today is the birthday of one of the great impressionists. William Merritt Chase was born in Williamsburg (later Ninevah), Indiana, in 1849, the oldest of six children. When he was twelve, the family moved to Indianapolis. His father hoped that he would follow him into the women's shoe business, but Chase, who said "the desire …

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