Went to the MFA for the William Merritt Chase show this past weekend. Wow! I've always liked his work but this new look at him was well worth the trip. Chase worked hard, depended on teaching to pay the bills, was loved by his students...especially the female ones who appreciated that he took them seriously. He had 4 daughters who were in and out of his studio and often appeared in his paintings. I just really like him!!! My favorite piece in this collection is the pastel of the woman on the beach with all those chairs!!! One of the museum goers said it was like Jazz!