Bernard Chaet, ‘Portrait of Robert Reed’, 1973, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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Bernard Chaet (1924-2012) was a renowned artist and educator who was a professor of art at Yale University for nearly forty years. Rockport Maine and the surrounding area were a continuing source of inspiration for Chaet’s modernist abstract paintings of interiors, still lifes and seascapes. Often portraying the same location repeatedly, he would discover nuances of light, color and atmosphere that were constantly shifting in nature. Chaet was the author of the seminal book The Art of Drawing. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Japan, and is represented in numerous museum collections including the Chaet was the author of the seminal book The Art of Drawing. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Japan, and is represented in numerous museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Hirshhorn Museum among many others. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Hirshhorn Museum among many others.

2015
Bernard Chaet - Richard Lytle Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
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

About Bernard Chaet

American, 1924-2012, Boston, Massachusetts, based in New Haven, Connecticut