Painter, Art teacher
Boston, Mass.; New Haven, Conn.
Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence, printed material, exhibition related material, clippings, a poster, one photograph of Chaet, and one drawing of Chaet by his wife, Ninon His correspondents include artists Ellsworth Kelly, Lawrence Kupferman, Abraham Rattner, Chuck Close, Jack Levine, architect Wallace Harrison, art administrator James S. Plaut, dealer Boris Mirski, and curator Frederick Wight.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, educator; Boston, Mass. and New Haven, Conn. Chaet was born March 7, 1924 in Boston, and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, studying with Karl Zerbe and graduating in 1949 with a B.S. from Tufts University which had an affiliated program with the MFA. On Zerbe's recommendation, he began teaching painting at Yale University in 1951, retiring in 1990. He exhibited often in Boston at the Boris Mirski Gallery and the Alpha Gallery. Chaet is the author of Artists at Work (1961), the Art of Drawing (1971 and 1977), and An Artists's Notebook: Techniques and Materials (1979).
Donated 1995 by Bernard Chaet. Additions are expected.
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