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Sidney Chafetz Linocut and Letterpress "Death of a TV Evangelist," 1987

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Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Death of a TV Evangelist, or The Barble as Writ in Ummerikan, a.k.a. Hey, You Down Dere!, 1987
Linoleum cut (linocut) with letterpress on handmade paper
Signed to the lower right margin
Numbered 21 of 50
Title inscribed in plate to the upper region

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.

  • 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.


- buckling to artwork, with sheet partially loose from mat along the lower edge; flecks of accretions to print and paper; scratches and scuffs lightly scattered to acrylic glazing and bars of frame.


19.25" W x 24.25" H x 0.75" D

- measurements of frame; image measures approximately 14.25" W x 19.0" H.

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