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Sid Chafetz

About Sid Chafetz

Chafetz Short North Gazette Article

Sidney Chafetz, professor emeritus of art at The Ohio State University (OSU), received his professional training at the Rhode Island School of Design, L'École des Beaux Arts, Fontainbleu, the Académie Julian, Paris, and with artists Fernand Léger and Stanley W. Hayter. He has been regularly represented in major print exhibitions since 1947.

His notable achievements include numerous national and international awards and fellowships, as well as foundation and university research grants. In 1991, he received the Ohio Arts Council's Governor's Award.

A Comprehensive 40-year retrospective of his work was organized by OSU in 1988, an event marked by the publictaion of "Chafetz Graphics: Satire and Homage," the first joint project of the University Galleries and The Ohio State University Press.

In 1992, he completed work on "Perpetrators," a series of lithographic portraits of the individuals who carried out the policies of the German Third Reich, plus related installations. The exhibition toured scores of university and nonprofit galleries, and traveled to three European cities. The series is now on permanent display at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. It is also regularly exhibited under the auspices of the Tennessee Center for Holocaust Studies. Several portraits from the series are at the University of Minnesota's Center for Genocide Studies.

In the fall of 2005, the Columbus Musuem of Art presented an exhibition of Sid's prints covering the major areas of his interests: politics, cultural heroes and the academy.

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