Frank Swift Chase (1886 - 1959)
Blue Mountains
oil on board, approx. 8" x 10", signed lower right

Founder of Woodstock Artists Association and the Artists Association of Nantucket, Frank Swift Chase studied at the Art Students League and in Woodstock with F. Luis Mora, Birge Harrison, and John F. Carlson. In 1911 he became Carlson's assistant instructor in Woodstock. In 1920 he founded the School of Painting on Nantucket, spending summers there into the 1940's. Chase exhibited widely, winning numerous awards, including at the National Academy, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Woodstock Art Association.