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A well known Columbus artist, Sid Chafetz (1922-) received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design; L'Ecole Americaine des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau; L'Academie Julien, Paris; and with Fernand Léger, Paris. He started teaching at Ohio State University in 1948 from where he retired in 1982, although he continues to maintain a studio there. He has had numerous exhibitions in both the U.S. and abroad and his works are in the collections of many major museums including: the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati Museums; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Smithsonian Museum; the Pierpont Morgan Library; The Dahlem Museum, Berlin; and the New York Public Library. His output over his long artistic career has been almost entirely prints whose subject matter has explored politics, portraiture, the university community, personal biography, and the holocaust. In a catalogue produced as part of a retrospective exhibition at The Ohio State University Gallery of Fine Art, Henry Klein wrote, "For those of us who know, have worked with, and/or have studied under Sidney Chafetz, his life and art flow from the same wellspring. He is a "mensch."