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Sidney Chafetz Joseph Stalin Woodcut "Document," 1954

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Sidney “Sid” Chafetz (Columbus, Ohio, 1922 – 2013)
Document, 1954
Woodcut on paper
Signed 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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- spots of adhesive residue and tape remnants to paper at the upper left and upper right corners of sheet; toning, lightly scattered foxing, scuffs, and flecks of accretions to print and paper; creases and handling wear to paper and paper towards the sides of sheet, most significantly along the left region.


24.75" W x 17.0" H x 0.1" D

- measurements of sheet; image measures 23.75" W x 14.0" H.

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