Bernard Chaet  (American, 1924) 

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Bernard Chaet Biography
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).
Selected 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
  SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Baltimore Museum of Art
Boston Public Library
Brooklyn Museum
Brown University, Providence, RI
Cape Ann Historical Association
Chicago Art Institute
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
State University of New York, Cortland, NY
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Weatherspoon Gallery of Art, University of North Carolina
Wellington Management Company
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
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