Skip to Content

Asa Cheffetz

American, 1896 - 1965

Related Content
  • Sort by:
  • Results layout:
Show  results per page
Biography

Asa Cheffetz was born in Buffalo, New York. He studied with Philip Hale in Boston and with Ivan Olinsky at the National Academy of Design in New York, and went on to produce wood engravings, etchings, and block prints. Wood engraving was Cheffetz' primary discipline, and his handsome landscapes of New England earned him numerous awards and honors.

Cheffetz was among the group of twentieth-century American printmakers who remained dedicated to realism. These artists observed their subjects carefully and captured them through precise details and faithful effects of light and shadow. The rendering of light and the different textures of the mowed fields and dirt road in Cheffetz' Down Montgomery Way reflect such craftsmanship.

[This is an excerpt from the interactive companion program to the videodisc American Art from the National Gallery of Art. Produced by the Department of Education Resources, this teaching resource is one of the Gallery's free-loan educational programs.]

Limit to works on view

Limit to works with online images

Limit to works of classification:

Limit to works of artist nationalities:

Limit to works belonging to editions:

Limit to works created between:

Limit to works containing styles:

Limit to works containing photographic processes:

Find works executed in:


Find works containing subject terms:


Find works with an alternate reference number (for example, Key Set number) containing:


  • Filters:
  • Sort by:
  • Results layout:
Show  results per page