Introduction
Doris Totten Chase (29 April 1923 – 13 December 2008) was an American painter, teacher, and sculptor, but is best remembered for pioneering in the production of key works in the history of video art. She was a member of the Northwest School. In the early days of her career, gender bias was alive and well among the Northwest art establishment, which tended to treat her like a housewife with pretensions. Chase had a substantial career as a painter and sculptor before she set off for New York, where she made groundbreaking videos. Pursuing her art was easier in New York than in the Northwest, where she endured considerable condescension for being female. Her subsequent art, which often championed the cause of women, is some indication of the pain such prejudice caused.
Wikidata
Q5297999
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Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Sculptor
Names
Doris Totten Chase, Doris Totten, Doris Chase
Ulan
500069023
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