Chase, Joseph (1878 - 1965)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Artist and author Joseph Cummings Chase was born and raised in Kents Hill, ME. He studied at the Pratt Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and in Paris at the Julian Academy. He was best known as a portraitist, painted or "sketch portraits." Some of his subjects were Theodore Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, General John J. Pershing. He also worked as a window designer for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Selected Bibliography

  • Drawing Made Easy (1919)
  • The Romance of an Art Career (1928)
  • My Friends Look Good to Me (1933)
  • My Friends Look Better Than Ever (1950)
  • Face Value: Autobiography of the Portrait Painter (1962)