18.25″W x 28.25″H
Original artist proof woodcut by Columbus-based printmaker Sid Chafetz depicts the portrait of Yiddish playwright and author Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916). A sullen image befit to Chafetz’s unmistakable, expressive touch, Aleichem’s eyes are locked with the viewer’s, creating an image of intrigue and mystery. Matted and housed in a modern frame, this original woodcut is titled and signed by Chafetz along the bottom of the print.
About the Artist:
Sid Chafetz (1922-2013) was an artist and professor based in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he attended Rhode Island School of Design before being drafted into the US Army in 1942. He returned after his service and graduated in 1947. He continued his education in France at L’Ecole Americaine des Beaux-Arts and the Acadãmie Julian, alongside artists Fernand Lãger and Stanley W. Hayter. Chafetz would then teach at The Ohio State University beginning in 1948, and was an active part of developing the printmaking program within the Department of Art. He retired from teaching in 1982 to focus on his own art. Deeply satirical with beliefs, his works bear a haunting style laden with politics, education, and literature.
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18.25″W x 28.25″H
An original woodcut print from American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) titled “The Bather’ from a 1937 American Block Print Calendar with documentation of the calendar on the back of frame. Each illustration by a notable artist was printed separately so that it could be framed. Image features a heroic figure in the foreground against a large, stark white flame, mountains in the distance. This piece is a prime example of Kent’s recurring theme and interest in mysticism.
About the Artist: Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was born in Tarrytown, New York and was interested in art from a young age. His family’s financial standings prevented him from pursuing a career in fine arts and consequently, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in architecture at Columbia University. While primarily focusing on scenes of nature, Kent’s figurative works often contain mystical themes such as heroism and isolation. Around 1920, Kent began making woodcuts, establishing himself as one of the most prominent early American Modernists. Kent eventually left the New York art world, his time spent more on progressive political causes such as worker’s rights and preventing the spread of fascism in Europe. Later in his life, Kent found new popularity in the Soviet Union and in 1960, he donated 880 prints, drawings, and paintings to the people of the Soviet Union. Kent died of a heart attack in 1971 and was buried at Asgard, his farm in New York.
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Copy of the fourth issue of Verve, a modernist Parisian art magazine published by Teriade between 1937 and 1960. First published in 1937, Verve was a magazine that attracted artists such as Henri Matisse to create cover art for the publication and included James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway as early contributors. Featuring a cover by Georges Rouault, this rare piece of literature is typically only found through European antique dealers
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