Sidney Chafetz Linocut "Untitled (From 'Epodes: First Poems')," 1992
Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Untitled (From “Epodes: First Poems”), 1992
Linoleum cut (linocut) with stenciled paper pulp on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right
Illustration for the book Epodes: First Poems by Cynthia Ozick (American, born 1928)
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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