Frame Height: 91.4 cm (36.0625 in); Frame Width: 91.4 cm (36.0625 in)
RICHARD A. CHASE
A view of the partially completed the Lake Shore Drive bridge showing various workmen engaged at their jobs.
Chicago painter and booster Richard A. Chase was a prominent muralist in Chicago in the 1930s. In watercolors and oils, Chase documented and glorified the construction of the city, from the bright-orange steel bridges of Lake Shore Drive and the rough unfinished power of the "L" to the majesty of the Merchandise Mart and the gleaming polish of the Palmolive Building.