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Sidney Chafetz Color Lithograph "Panem et Circenses," 2001

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Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Panem et Circenses (Bread and Circuses), 2001
Color lithograph on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right margin
Numbered 6 of 7

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.

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- the boards of matting are not evenly sized, have not been adhered together, and lack glazing; accretions scattered to print, paper, and mat; slight creases to the corners of matting.


34.0" W x 42.0" H x 0.25" D

- measurements of mat; image measures approximately 27.5" W x 35.0" H.

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