Sidney Chafetz Self-Portrait Woodcut "Otto Ritratto," 1961
Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Otto Ritratto, 1961
Woodcut on laid paper
Signed and dated to the lower right margin
Numbered 5 of 20
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.
- slight buckling to artwork; stains and discoloration to print and paper at the upper left and lower left regions; scratches, scuffs, and flecks of accretions scattered to acrylic glazing and frame bars.
- measurements of frame; image measures approximately 20.25" W x 23.25" H.