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Sidney Chafetz Etching With Aquatint "Mars Head #1," 1962

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Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Mars Head #1, 1962
Etching with aquatint on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right margin
Artist proof
Title inscribed to the lower left margin

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 Léger. 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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  • Item not examined outside of mounting
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- cracks to glass covering of frame at the lower right region; buckling to artwork and mat; flecks of accretions and loose debris scattered between print, mat, and the covering of frame; scratches, scuffs, and accretions to frame.


26.25" W x 32.25" H x 1.0" D

- measurements of frame; plate measures 19.75" W x 23.75" H.

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