Rolling Clouds

Listing No: 4860

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Kirk Hopper Fine Art

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
Bernard Chaet (1924-2012)
Rolling Clouds
Date of Work:
Signature Notes:
on back
Where Produced:
New Haven, CT and Rockport, MA

Artwork Medium

on Canvas

Artwork Size & Weight

26 x 30 x 1.5 in
Outer Dimensions:

Artwork Surface

Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Semi Gloss

Artwork Condition


Artwork Provenance

Kirk Hopper
Collection of Kirk Hopper, Dallas MB Modern, New York City

About this Piece

This work contains echoes of the School of Paris. Bernard Chaet remains an authentic American modernist. Like the work of John Marin and Mardsen Hartley, Chaet's work oscillates between the primitive muscular force of rock forms colliding in crashing surf, and serene calm of flat Atlantic at dawn. -Frank Moore

About the Artist

Bernard Chaet (1924-2012) was a renowned artist and educator who was a professor of art at Yale University for nearly four decades. Originally from Boston, where he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Chaet divided his time between New Haven, CT and Rockport, MA, a seaside community north of Boston. Rockport and the surrounding area were a continuing source of inspiration for Chaet’s 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. A lifelong aficionado of jazz music, Chaet translated that art form’s sense of rhythm and improvisation into his own painting.
In addition to his teaching, 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Hirshhorn Museum among many others. Chaet received numerous honors during his lifetime, including grants from the National Academy of Design and the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities, as well as a “Distinguished Teaching of Art” award from College Art Association. -Alpha Gallery

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