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          School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1942-1947
          Tufts University, 1942-1947


          American Academy of Arts and Letters, Jimmy Ernst Prize, 2001
          National Academy of Fine Arts, Edwin Palmer Award in Painting,2001, 1999
          National Academy of Fine Arts, Benjamin Altman Award in Painting,1997
          Child Hassam Fund Purchase, 1986
          College Art Association, 1986
          American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase,
          National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities, Sabbatical Grant,1967-68

S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

          Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2008 (catalogue)
          David Findlay Gallery, New York, NY, 2007 (7 shows since 1991)
          Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH (painting retrospective), traveling to Harnett Museum
          of Art, University of Richmond, VA; and Amherst College, MA, (catalogue), 2005-06
          Alpha Gallery, Boston, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993,1992, 1991,
          1989, 1988, 1987, 1984, 1982, 1980, 1977, 1975,1971,1969, 1968
          University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA, 2005
          David Findlay Gallery, New York, NY, 2001
          MB Modern, New York, NY, 2000
          Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, MA, 1998, (catalogue)
          MB Modern, New York, NY, 1998
          MD Modern, Dallas, TX, 1998
          New York Studio School, New York, NY, 1998. Traveling to the Cape Ann Historical Museum
          Gloucester, MA (catalogue)
          Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, 1991, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1983,1982, 1981, 1979, 1977
          "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, Montana, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of William and
          Mary, and Maryland, Institute College of Art; 1990-1992
          Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1989
          J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, 1989, 1986
          Jaffe-Fried Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1986
          "Themes and Variations: 1942-1983," Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT,
          Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, 1982
          Trinity College, Hartford, 1979
          Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, traveling to the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg,
          VA; Hermitage
          Foundation Museum, Lockhaven, VA; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina,
          Greensboro, 1978
          Forum Gallery, New York, 1975
          Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1973
          Swarthmore College, 1972
          Keene State College, 1972
          Brockton Art Center, Brockton, MA, (retrospective) , 1970
          University of Connecticut, 1969
          Stable Gallery, New York, 1967, 1961, 1959
          Boris Mirski Gallery, Boston, MA, 1965, 1961, 1959, 1957, 1955,1951, 1946
          The White Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1961
          Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, 1954

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

          “The New American Sublime: Landscape and Abstraction by Contemporary Painters,” Schick
          Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2008
          "Face to Face," David Findlay, Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY, 2004 (catalog)
          "More Than One: Prints and Portfolios from the Center Street Studio, Boston," Iris and B.
          Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 2004
          "Summer Selections," Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2004
          "Works on Paper," Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2003-04
          "Painting in Boston: 1950-2000," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2002
          "The Visionary Decade: New Voices in Art in 1940s Boston,"Boston University Art Gallery,
          Boston, MA, 2002
          "American Academy Invitational Exhibition," American Academy of Arts and Letters, New
          York, NY, 2001
          "Against the Grain: The Second Generation of Boston Impressionism," The Art Gallery,
          University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2000
          "Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition Since 1950," The
          Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; travelling to John and Mable Ringling Museum of
          Art, Sarasota, FL, and Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa, 1999-2000
          "Zeuxis, An Association of Still Life Painters with Guests," Boston University Sherman
          Gallery, Boston, MA, 1998
          "One Thing on Top of Another," Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ, 1998
          "American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture," American Academy
          of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, 1996
          "Boston's Honored Artists: Still Working," Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 1995
          "Inspired by Nature: A Contemporary View," Boston College Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill,
          MA, 1995
          "Small Scale," Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1993
          "After 25 Years: A New Beginning," Alpha Gallery, Boston, 1992
          "American Drawing," University of Virginia Museum, Charlottesville, 1989
          "Recent Aquisitions," Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., 1989
          "Contemporary Watercolors," Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 1987
          "161st Annual Exhibition," National Academy of Design, New York, 1986
          "The Watercolor Show," Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; 1986
          "Contemporary Watercolor Paintings: Influence from the East," College of the Mainland
          Art Gallery, Texas City, TX; 1985
          "Modern Masters of Classical Realism," Allen Prieb Gallery, University of Wisconsin,
          Oshcosh; 1984
          "New Vistas: Contemporary American Landscapes," Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY;
          "20th Century American Watercolor," curated by Janice Oresman, The Gallery Association
          of New York State; 1983-84
          "Painting of the Fifties," Marilyn Pearl Gallery, NY; 1983
          "Art on Paper," Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; 1983
          "Realistic Directions," Zolla Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; 1983
          "American Figurative Expressionism: 1950-1960," Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, 1982
          "Portraits," American Pearl Gallery, New York; 1980
          "The American Scene: Contemporary Landscape Views," Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York;
          1979 Yale
          University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; 1976
          "Four New England Artists," University of Massachusetts; 1968
          "Six Who Draw," State University of New York, Cortland, 1968
          "Recent Drawings USA," Museum of Modern Art, NY; 1966
          "Boston Collects," Boston University; 1963
          "Drawings USA," St. Paul Art Center; 1963
          "Five New England Artists," Silvermine Guild, Ct; 1962
          "Corcoran Biennial of American Painting," Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; 1962
          Worcester Art Museum, MA; 1962
          "Eight from Connecticut," Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; 1962" University of Illinois
          Biennial of American Painting," 1961, 1952, 1951
          "Four New England Artists," Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; 1960 University of
          Indiana Museum, Bloomington; 1960
          Phillips Gallery, Washington, D.C.; 1959
          Detroit Art Institute; 1958
          "Designs Americaines Contemporains," traveling exhibition to French museums, organized
          by the Boston Public Library Print Department
          "Selections I," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; 1957
          "Golden Years of American Drawing," Brooklyn Museum; 1956
          International Biennial of Watercolors, Brooklyn Museum; 1955
          Art Institute of Chicago; 1955
          Fort Worth Museum, TX; 1954
          San Francisco Art Institute; 1953
          "Moods and Movements - Boston," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; 1951
          "American Drawings," Los Angeles County Art Museum; 1946

S E L E C T E D  C O L L E C T I O N S

          Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
          Amerada Hess
          Arthur Anderson, Chicago
          A.T.& T.
          Bank of Boston
          Boston Public Library
          Brooklyn Museum
          Brown University, Providence, RI
          Chemical Bank, New York & London
          Chicago Art Institute
          DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
          E.F. Hutton, New York
          Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
          Grey Art Gallery, New York University
          Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
          Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
          I.B.M., New York
          Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, New York
          Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh
          Metropolitan Museum
          Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
          Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
          National Westminster Bank, USA
          New England Life
          New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
          New York Public Library
          Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
          Smithsonian American Art Museum
          Southeast Banking Corporation, Florida
          State University of New York, Cortland
          University of Connecticut, Storrs
          University of Massachusetts
          Weatherspoon Gallery of Art,University of North Carolina, Greensboro
          Frederick Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angelas
          Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
          Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

S E L E C T E D  B I B L I O G R A P H Y

          A Breath of Plein-Air: 45 Years of Landscapes and Portraits, (essay by Edward Lucie-Smith),
          Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2008 (exhibition catalogue)
          “The New American Sublime: Landscape and Abstraction by Contemporary Painters,”
          exhibition essay by Paul Sattler, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY,
          A Good Day for Painting: The Art of Bernard Chaet, (essay by Lisa Amato), Eli Marsh Gallery,
          Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2006 (exhibition catalogue)
          "Face to Face," Exhibition Catalogue, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY, 2004.
          Evan Ide. "Against the Grain: The Second Generation of Boston Expressionism,"Durham, NH:
          University of New Hampshire, 2000.
          Roger Martin, "Chaet's Fascinating Paintings," Gloucester Daily Times, June 11, 1998, p. A6
          "Chaet's Rocky Costal Work Reflects Cape Ann," Gloucester Daily Times, June 11, 1998, p.
          - "Bernard Chaet," Gloucester, MA: Cape Ann Historical Museum, 1998
          "Landscape Themes; Contemporary Artists Talk About Painting the Landscape," Art New
          England, June/July, 1998, p. 13-15
          Kit White, "Bernard Chaet at New York Studio School," Review, March 15, 1998, p. 16
          Andrew Forge et al. "Bernard Chaet," New York, New York Studio School, 1998, 12 pp.
          (exhibition catalogue)
          Nancy Stapen, "Boston: Bernard Chaet/Alpha," ARTnews, January, 1996, p.133
          Nan Stalnaker, "A Generation's Best," The Tab, Oct. 17, 1995, p. 7B
          Christine Temin, "With Landscape Shows, BC Sets Off a Blast of Beauty," The Boston
          Globe, July 5, 1995, p. 53 and 56
          Nancy Stapen, "Showcasing the Artist Who Recast Hubscene," The Boston Globe, February
          9, 1995, p. 63 and 66
          Nancy Stapen, "Landscape Infused with Passion, Richness," The Boston Globe, March 7,
          Robert Taylor, "Bernard Chaet Expands Boundaries of Drawing," The Boston Globe, Nov. 19,
          1989, p. A6
          Margaret Hawkins, "Chaet's Art Celebrates the Joy of Seeing," The Chicago Sun-Times, Jan.
          23, 1987, p. 21
          Vivien Raynor, "Works of an Artist Who Paints for Himself," The New York Times, June 17,
          Robert Taylor, review of Alpha Gallery exhibition, The Boston Sunday Globe, Nov. 20, 1977
          Michael Brenson, review of exhibition, The New York Times, March 2, 1894
          Janice C. Oresman, "Bernard Chaet," Arts Magazine, Nov. 1982, p. 3
          Helen Thomas, "Bernard Chaet,' Arts, June, 1978
          Susan Zaveruha, "Chaet Works Show Engineered Space; Giotto. Vermeer Affect Wilcox
          Exhibitor," Swarthmore College Phoenix, April 18, 1972
          Jean Begantini Grillo, "Art: Conversation With...," The Phoenix, Oct. 26, 1971
          Boston After Dark, Oct. 8, 1969
          Edgar Driscoll Jr., "A New Dimension in Chaet Show," The Boston Globe, Oct. 17, 1968
          Edgar Driscoll Jr., "Chaet Returns with Recent Works, Paintings on View at Mirski Gallery,"
          The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 29, 1961


          Poses Visiting Artist, Brandeis University, Fall, 1998
          William Leffingwell Professor of Painting, Yale University, Department of Art, 1979-1990
          Artist in Residence, Dartmouth College, Fall, 1986
          Professor of Painting, Yale University, 1951-1979
          National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Sabbatical Grant, 1967-68
          Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, 1962–63


          An Artist’s Notebook, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY, 1979.
          The Art of Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY, 1970, 1978 (2nd edition), 1983 (3rd edition)
          Artists at Work, Webb Books, Cambridge, MA, 1961.
          Contributing Editor, Arts Magazine, 1956–1960.
          “Twentieth Century Drawings,” Yale University Gallery, Preface to illustrated catalogue,