Louisa Chase (1951- ) was born in Panama City, Florida. She was both a painter and a printmaker, and was often known for abstract imagery and seascapes. However, throughout her life her style ranged from abstract to realism. She uses her work to develop a visual language to describe personal experience. Chase used a variety of print media such as etching, aquatint, monoprinting and linoleum cut. She has participated in a great many exhibitions around the world, including a 1990 showing entitled "The Old and New Masters of the 20th Century" at the Daimaru Exhibition Hall, Osaka, Japan. Her pieces may be viewed in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D. C..