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Sidney Chafetz Caricature Color Etching "Amy Lowell," 1970

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Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Amy Lowell, 1970
Color etching on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right margin
Artist proof edition
Title inscribed to the lower left margin
Sherrie Gallerie label to the verso

Born in Rhode Island, Chafetz studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1940. His education was interrupted and he was called to serve in the United States Army during World War II. Afterward, he returned to his studies at RISD and graduated in 1947. Sid later studied at L’École Americaine des Beaux-Arts and Académie Julian under Fernand Légar. He received a teaching post at Ohio State University and helped establish a strong printmaking program. After forty years, Sid retired to focus on his own art and exhibiting. He was the recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, Ford Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. His works can be found in many collections such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress, and more.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting
  • Please note, if the warehouse transfer to Cincinnati option is selected by the winning bidder, the item will be available in Cincinnati for pickup after three business days after payment has been finalized.


- small scratches and scuffs scattered towards the sides of acrylic glazing of frame; abrasions, scratches, scuffs, and flecks of accretions to frame, most heavily at the lower left and lower right regions.


18.0" W x 22.0" H x 1.5" D

- measurements of frame; plate measures 11.75" W x 15.25" H.

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