Sidney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets

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Jul 21 2017 - Dec 3 2017

Born in this country to Jewish immigrant parents from Lithuania, Sidney Chafetz (1922-2013) is part of a tradition of first and second generation American artists who were deeply committed to themes of social justice. In 1948, he began teaching at The Ohio State University where he helped establish the printmaking program. This summer, Poets and False Prophets features a sampling of his prints spanning many decades and including thoughtful depictions of the artist’s favorite poets and thinkers and biting parodies of politicians and academics Chafetz considered pompous, self-serving, or dangerous.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Sidney Chafetz

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