The trustees authorized the art department to conduct a life class with professional models “to be carried on under the surveillance of Mr. Chatterton.”  Painter Clarence K. Chatterton, a contemporary student with Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, George Bellows and Guy Pene DuBois at Robert Henri’s New York School of Art, came to Vassar in 1915, intending to teach there only briefly.  "Chatty" retired from the college in 1948, having taught some 3,000 students.