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Sidney Chafetz Study Etchings for "Primavera" and "Classical Stroller"

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Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Untitled (study for Primavera), circa 1978; and untitled (study for Classical Stroller), circa 2005
Color etching on paper; solar plate etching on paper
Signed to the lower right margin; unsigned

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’Ecole 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.

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- toning, foxing, discoloration, and accretions to print and paper of the larger sheet; slight creases and handling wear along the edges of both artworks.


25.5" W x 23.0" H x 0.1" D

- measurements of larger sheet, with plate measuring 23.0" W x 18.0" H; smaller sheet measures 12.0" W x 13.0" H x 0.1" D.

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