Summers of '96 - Shinnecock Revisited: The Inspiration of Kate Freeman Clark by William Merritt Chase

by Kathleen McClain Jenkins



About the author:

Kathleen McClain Jenkins is a graduate of Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. She is an expert on Kate Freeman Clark and wrote an essay titled "An Artist and a Lady" on Clark within Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, a book from the Mississippi Women's History Project published in 2003 by the University of Georgia Press. Ms. Jenkins is Curator, Natchez National Historical Park. Ms. Jenkins may be reached at Natchez National Historical Park, P. O. Box 1208, Natchez, MS 39121. Phone (601) 446-5790, email


Resource Library editor's note:

This essay was rekeyed and reprinted in Resource Library on March 16, 2005 with permission and courtesy of the Eastman Memorial Foundation-Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, or wish to obtain a copy, please contact the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art directly through either this phone number or web address:

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William Merritt Chase at Shinnecock is a 26 minute 1987 video from the National Gallery of Art. A survey of the life and work of American painter William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) The narration is by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., curator at the National Gallery of Art.

"Surveys the life and work of American painter William Merritt Chase (1849--1916), beginning with his student days in Munich and early career in New York City. " (Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center)




Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Donnelle Conklin, Librarian, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art for her help concerning the above text.

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