Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

"Tell Me That Again, Joe"

Milwaukee: [privately printed], 1972. First printing. Pamphlet. Octavo. Stapled stiff paper wraps. pp. 41 + 3 blanks at rear. A collection of 17 short reflections, observations and anecdotes from Joe Chase's life as a prominent American portrait painter of the twentieth century. (Not illustrated). As new. Item #45916

Chase (1878-1965) is well known for portraits of six presidents, many stage actors, foreign and U.S. ambassadors, congressmen, judges, university presidents, banker and industrialists. He was selected by The Art Committee for the War to be the official portrait painter for the American Expeditionary Forces overseas. His military portraits, 199 of which are in the Smithsonian Institution, are of officers and enlisted men who performed extraordinary feats of heroism in World Wars I, II and the Korean conflict. His illustrations can be found in all the magazines of the day. Chase taught at the City College of New York, Cooper Union Woman's Art School and Hunter College. He was a member of the National Arts Club (where he lived after moving from his 27-year studio in the old Chelsea Hotel), The Dutch Treat Club (he sang basso in their quartet), and was "drafted" into membership in The Players Club. The Smithsonian Institution owns 199 of his military oil paintings. He is the author of many books, including The Artist Talks About Color and an autobiography Face Value. [Note: the just jacket incorrectly mentions his birth date; in fact he was born May 5th].

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