Awards & Honors

In banner above: "She needed help," 1997, by Ken Aptekar. After Harry Chase's First Hallgarten Prize winning painting, New York Harbor, North River, 1885.

Harry's Prominence in the American Art World

  • Elected A.N.A., National Academy of Design, 1883.

  • Board of Control, American Art Union

  • Member, American Water Color Society

  • Vice President, Salmagundi Sketch Club

  • Member, Artists' Fund Society

  • Member, Boston Art Club

  • Member, St. Louis Sketch Club

  • Academician, St. Louis Academy of Fine Arts

  • Winner of First Hallgarten Prize, 1885.

In 1885, at the Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, Harry Chase's prowess as an artist garnered him one of the most prestigious awards in the art world of America, the First Hallgarten Prize, for the best picture painted in United States by an American citizen under thirty-five years of age. His painting New York Harbor, North River was the object of the award. The pen & ink drawing on this page is based on the painting that won him the honor.

Pen & Ink drawing by Harry Chase of his painting New York Harbor, North River, 1885, which won the First Hallgarten Prize that year.