Timeline

1924
Born, Boston, Massachusetts
1942–1947
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1942–1947
Tufts University, Medford, MA
1967
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Sabbatical Grant
1968
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Sabbatical Grant
1981
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase
1986
Artist in Residence, Dartmouth College
1986
Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, College Art Association
1986
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
1994
Elected Member of National Academy of Design
1997
The Altman Prizem, National Academy of Design
1997
Benjamin Altman Prize, National Academy of Design
1999
Edwin Palmer Prize, National Academy of Design
1999
Edwin Palmer Prize, National Academy of Design
2000
Etching Commission, National Academy of Design
2001
Jimmy Ernst Prize, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
2001
Edwin Palmer Prize, National Academy of Design
2003
Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Prize, National Academy of Design
Mr. Chaet was the William Leffingwell Professor in Painting at Yale University, where he taught from 1951 to 1990. Mr. Chaet’s honors include a National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities grant (1967-68) and a Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, College Art Association (1986).

Exhibitions

2007
“Bernard Chaet, Granite Pier”, David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2007
“SummerSet”, David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY
2007
“182nd Annual Exhibition,” National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2006
“A Salute to the National Academy,” David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY
2006
“Natural Selection: Landscape Print Portfolio from Center Street Studio,” Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2006
“A Good Day for Painting: The Art of Bernard Chaet”, Amherst College, Amherst, MA (solo)
2006
"Landscaping," Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2005
David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA (solo)
2005
Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
2005
“Artists at Work”, Paris, New York, Kent Gallery, Kent CT
2004
“Drawing Today,” New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
2004
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA (10 solo shows from 1967) (solo)
2003
David Findlay Jr Fine Art (solo)
2002
“Watercolor,” New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
2002
“Painting in Boston: 1950-2000,” DeCordova, Boston, MA
2002
“The Visionary Decade,” Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2001
“All American: Contemporary, Modern & Master Painting,” David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY
2001
David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2000
M B Modern, New York, NY (solo)
2000
“Gallery Selections,” M B Modern, New York, NY
2000
The Davidson Collection, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
1998
M B Modern, New York, NY (solo)
1998
M D Modern, Houston, TX (solo)
1998
New York Studio School, New York, NY (solo)
1998
Cape Ann Historical Society, Cape Ann, MA (solo)
1995
“Boston’s Honored Artists,” Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
1993
“Small Scale,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1991–1993
David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
1992
“After 25 Years: A New Beginning,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1990–1992
“Five Decades of Drawing,” organized by the Boston Public Library, traveling to: Yale University; University of Louisville; Southern Methodist University; University of Montana; Holter Museum, Helena, Montana; Indiana University; University of Michigan; College of William & Mary; and Maryland Institute College of Art (solo)
1991
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY (9 exhibitions from 1977-91) (solo)
1991
“Contemporary Landscapes,” Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
1989
“American Drawing,” University of Virginia Museum, Charlottesville, VA
1989
“Recent Acquisitions,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
1989
J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, IL (solo)
1989
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1987
“Contemporary Watercolors,” Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1986
“161st Annual Exhibition,” National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1986
“The Watercolor Show,” Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1986
J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, IL (solo)
1986
Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (solo)
1985
“Contemporary Watercolor paintings: Influence from the East,” College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, TX
1984
“Modern Masters of Classical Realism,” Allen Prieb Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
1984
“New Vistas: Contemporary American Landscapes,” Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1984
“Themes and Variations: 1942-1983,” Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT (solo)
1983–1984
“20th Century American Watercolor,” curated by Janice Oresman, the Gallery Association of New York State
1983
“Painting of the Fifties,” Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY
1983
“Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
1983
“Realist Directions,” Zolla Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1982
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE (solo)
1982
Downtown Gallery, Wilmington, DE (solo)
1982
“American Figurative Expressionism: 1950-1960,” Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY
1980
“Portraits,” Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY
1979
“The American Scene: Contemporary Landscape Views,” Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY
1979
Trinity College, Hartford, CT (solo)
1978
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, traveling to: The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA; Hermitage Foundation Museum, Lockhaven, VA; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC (solo)
1975
Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1973
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1973
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1973
“A Fine Line Drawing,” Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
1972
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA (solo)
1970
Brockton Art Center, Brockton, MA (retrospective) (solo)
1969
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (solo)
1968
“Four New England Artists,” University of Massachusetts
1968
“Six Who Draw,” State University of New York, Cortland, NY
1967
Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1966
“Recent Drawings USA,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1965
Boris Mirski Gallery, Boston, MA (three shows from 1946-65) (solo)
1962
“Corcoran Biennial of American Painting,” Corcoran Gallery, Washington , DC
1962
“Eight from Connecticut,” Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
1961
University of Illinois Biennial of American Painting, Champaign, IL
1961
White Museum, Cornell University, Ithica, NY (solo)
1961
Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1960
“8 From Connecticut,” Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1959
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1959
Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1958
Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, MI
1958
Designs Americaines Contemporains, Boston Public Library Print Dept., French Museums, Boston, MA
1957
Selections I, ICA, Boston, MA
1956
Artists Annual,Stable Gallery, New York, NY
1956
20th Century Watercolors, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
1955
Golden Years of American Drawing, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1955
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1954
Fort Worth Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1954
“Younger New England Painters,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1954
Bertha Shaefer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1953
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1952
University of Illinois Biennial of American Painting, Champaign, IL
1951
University of Illinois Biennial of American Painting, Champaign, IL
1951
Moods and Movements-Boston, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1946
American Drawings, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

Literature

2005
Harnett Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, September, Essay by Isabelle Dervaux
2003
Mario Naves, New York Observer, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY, May
2003
Lance Espland, Art News, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY, September
2003
Sinclair Hitchings, New Voices in 1940s Boston, Boston University Art Gallery
2002
Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe,“Chaet Takes Roots at Sea,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA September
2000
William C. Agee, essay, M.B. Modern, New York, NY, April
2000
Ruth Fine, The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago
2000
Rachel Rosenfeld, Nicholas Capasso, Jennifer Uhrane, Painting in Boston, 1950-2000, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1999
John Arthur, Green Woods and Crystal Waters, The American Landscape Tradition, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
1998
Texts by Andrew Forge, Frank Moore, Rosanna Warren, Curated by George Negraponte, New York Studio School, February –April
1998
Kit White, Review
1998
Christine Temin, Boston Globe, July
1998
“Cape Ann Choreography, Chaet Makes Landscapes Dance,” Cape Ann Historical Association, Cape Ann, MA, June-July
1998
Charles Giuliano, Art New England, September
1996
Carl Little, Painting of New England, Down East Books, Camden, ME
1995
Joanna Fink, essay, Alpha Gallery
1991
Dr. Richard Law, Mississippi Valley Review, 5 paintings
1990
Rosanna Warren, Five Decades of Drawing by Bernard Chaet
Boston Public Library travelling show: Yale University; University of Louisville; Southern Methodist University; Holter Museum of Art, Helena; University of Montana, Missoula, Indiana University, University of Michigan, The College of William and Mary
1990
Robert Taylor, Boston Globe, “Bernard Chaet Expands Boundaries of Drawing,” March
1990
Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, October
1989
John Arthur, Spirit of Place, Little Brown & Co.
1988
Stephen Westfall, Arts, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, March
1987
Martha Oaks, Buds of Modernism (Cape Ann), Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
1987
John L.H. Baw, Rita Rich Collection, National Academy of Design
1986
Nancy Stapen, Art News, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, January
1985
Kenneth Baker, Art News, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, November
1985
Charles Le Clair, The Art of Water Color, Prentice Hall
1984
Vivien Raynor, “Works of an Artist Who Paints for Himself,” New York Times, Marilyn Pearl, New York, NY, June
1984
John Robinson, Arts, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, February
1983
Frank Goodyear, Jr., “The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection,” Pennsylvania Academy and Chicago Art Institute
1983
Janice C. Oresman, Twentieth Century American Watercolor, The Gallery Association of New York State
1970–1983
(Three editions) Bernard Chaet, The Art of Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY
1982
Janice C. Oresman, Arts, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, October
1982
Margaret Mathews, American Artist, September
1980
Robert Berlind, Art in America, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY
1980
Gerald M. Monroe, Drawing, “The Personal Approach of Drawing by Bernard Chaet,” September/October
1980
Diane Brandt Stillman, Delaware Art Museum, DE
1980
Charles Giuliano, Boston After Dark, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, April
1979
Bernard Chaet, An Artist’s Notebook, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY
1978
Vivien Raynor, New York Times, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY, April
1975
Louis Finkelstein essay, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1975
Hilton Kramer, New York Times, April
1970
Edgar Driscoll, Jr., “Three Artists Rate Museum Shows,” Boston Globe, Brockton Arts Center, Brockton, MA April
1970
Charles Giuliano, Boston After Dark, Brockton Arts Center, May
1969
Edgar Driscoll, Jr., “A New Dimension by Chaet,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, March
1968
Edgar Driscoll, “Bits of Grosz and Chaet,” Boston Globe, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1967
“Chaet Milks His Subject,” Time, April
1965
Robert Taylor, Boston Herald, April
1961
John Canady, New York Times, January
1961
Robert Taylor, “Use of Color by Chaet Akin to Impressionists,” Boston Herald, September
1961
Dorothy Adlow, “Chaet Returns with Recent Work,” Christian Science Monitor, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1961
Bernard Chaet, Artist’s Work, Webb Books, Cambridge, MA
1959
Dorothy Adlow, “Works by Bernard Chaet at Mirski Gallery,” Christian Science Monitor, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1959
Robert Taylor, Boston Herald
1957
Geoffrey Bush, “Colorful, Eventful Oil by Chaet”, Boston Herald
1957
Edgar Driscoll, Boston Globe, Boris Mirski Gallery, New York, NY
1955
Dorothy Adlow, Christian Science Monitor, April
1955
Robert Taylor, “Varied Nature Views by Chaet,” Boston Herald
1955
Mildred Hanson, “Chaet Uses Glowing Color for Emotional Impact”, Boston Post, Mirski Gallery
1954
Dorothy Adlow, catalog essay for Bertha Schaefer Gallery exhibition, New York, NY, May
1954
Stuart Preston, “Bernard Chaet Poet-Painter,” New York Times
1954
“Boston Artist Debut,” New York Herald Tribune
1951
Lawrence Dame, Boston Herald, May
1951
Dorothy Adlow, Christian Science Monitor, Boris Mirski Gallery
1946
Lawrence Dame, Boston Herald, April
1946
Dorothy Adlow, Christian Science Monitor, Boris Mirski Gallery, May