Nineveh in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Merritt Chase
Prolific artist who helped develop and promote a style internationally recognized as distinctly American. Born 1849 near here; studied art in Indianapolis, New York, and Munich. Returned to New York in 1878; opened lavish Tenth Street Studio where he painted, exhibited and sold works, gave private lessons, and hosted cultural events.
Worked in many styles and media including oil, watercolor, and pastels; labeled as an "American Impressionist." Taught male and female students mainly on East Coast and in Europe; many became important artists. Active in influential art organizations; helped establish Shinnecock Summer School of Art and Chase School of Art. Died 1916.
Erected 2010 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Nineveh Heritage Committee. (Marker Number 41.2010.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 21.729′ N, 86° 5.046′ W. Marker is in Nineveh, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Georgetown Rd and E County Road 775S, on the right when traveling south on S. Georgetown Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7784 S. Georgetown Rd, Nineveh IN 46164, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Historical Blue River Township (approx. 5.3 miles away); Thompson Mill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Nancy Kerlin Barnett (was approx. 7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Franklin (approx. 8.2 miles away); First Cabin in Franklin (approx. 8.3 miles away); Johnson County Court Houses (approx. 8.3 miles away); Johnson County Spanish American War Honor Roll (approx. 8.3 miles away); Johnson County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Dedication Ceremony. Article from the Indiana Historical Bureau on the 2010 dedication ceremony. (Submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. William Merritt Chase - Complete Works. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 357 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.