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Contemporary Art by American Women Artists: Louisa Chase (American, b. 1951)

Jennifer Bartlett / Lynda Benglis / Louise Bourgeois / Jonna Rae Brinkman / Louisa Chase / Chryssa / Sue Coe
Lesley Dill / Helen Frankenthaler / Jane Freilicher / Nancy Graves / Harmony Hammond / Margot Humphrey
Anita Jung / Elaine de Kooning / Karen Kunc / Lee Krasner / Lois Lane / Ellen Lanyon / Georgia Marsh
Suzanne McClelland / Phyllis McGibbon / Joan Mitchell / Elizabeth Murray / Judith Murray / Louise Nevelson
Judy Pfaff / Joan Root / / Susan RothenbergBetye Saar / Niki de St. Phalle / Hollis Sigler / Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Kiki Smith / Joan Snyder / Pat Steir / May Stevens / Dorothea Tanning / Lenore Thomas / Emmi Whitehorse.
Louisa Chase came to prominence in the 1980's as one of the outstandingNeo-Expressionist painters. Her work then was characterized by bold colors and brush strokes, often incorporating natural elements and fragments of the figure. Louisa Chase's works have been featured in gallery and museum shows in Cologne, Nurnberg, Luzem, Switzerland, Toronto, and Tokyo, and various galleries and museums throughout the US. She has also been featured at the American Pavillion at the 1984 Venice Biennale. Also in 1984, the Institute of Contemprary Art in Boston organized as travelling exhibition of her work. In 1997, the Madison Art Center organized a retrospective of her prints, Louisa Chase: Prints, 1981-1996. She has been a featured artist at the University of Wisconsin's Tandem Press and at the Tamarind Press; ahw was alos invited to do a print for Lincoln Center in New York City. She has also been awarded two grants by the National Endowment for the Arts. Chase's works are in the permanent collections of such museum as The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, (New York), The Brooklyn Museum of Arts, The Corcoran Gallery and The Library of Congress (Washington D.C.), The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Art, and the Elvehjem Museum of Art and the Madison Art Center (Madison WI).
Bibliography: Elizabeth Armstrong, Painters who print (Minnapolis: Walker Art Center, 1984); Ruth S. Fine and Richard E. Field, A Graphic Music: Prints by Contemporary American Women (NY: HUdson Hills Press, 1987); Robert Miller Gallery, Louisa Chase: text by the artist (NY: Robert Miller Gallery, 1984).
Baby head. Original solar plate etching, 1997. Edition: 120 signed and numbered impressions for the Madison Print Club plus 20 artist's proofs. Image size: 223x174mm. Price: $875.

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