Chase Decker: Artist, Painter & Sculptor

A little background on my father-in-law. These are his paintings at Warsaw.

And his official bio:

“Chase Spilman Decker was born in Shanghai, China, of medical missionary parents. He studied at the University of Richmond and received his BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art where he won every prize and fellowship the Academy had to offer. He lived in Rome on fellowship from the Academia De Belli Arti. His bronze bust of the former Virginia governor and University of Virginia president Colgate Darden Jr. was commissioned by the school and sits outside the Darden School of Business on UVA’s grounds. He taught college students oil painting, sculpture, drawing and art history in Virginia, Hawaii and Wisconsin. He has had several one man shows from Florence to Fredericksburg. He lives on a pre-Revolutionary War plantation in Aylett, Virginia where he is a prolific painter and sculptor.”

  1. I was doing some genealogy research and saw your information about Chase Spilman Decker. I am a distant relative of his and was wondering if you knew if he was still alive. If possible let me know and if he has an email. Or send him my email. He and I would be 8th cousins 2 times removed. I would love to receive an email from him.
    Thanks for notifying him or me.


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