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RALPH CHESSÉ
1900 - 1991

Painter, Sculptor, Puppeteer


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PAINTINGS
New Orleans1919-1928
Asia 1931-1942
Biblical Series 1940-1950
WPA Style
Theater Series
Portraits
1951-1959
Europe
1960 -1969
Paris Exhibition 1963
Moore Gallery 1967
Poster Period
1970-1981
1982-1991

left hand paintings
WORKS ON PAPER
Watermedia & Drawing
Linocuts
Silk Screen
African American Images
SCULPTURE
PUPPETS
Marionettes 1928-1939
Marionettes 1940-1984
Brother Buzz 1952-1969
FAMILY HISTORY
CHRONOLOGY







from left to right top panel

Ralph Chessé at 27
Ralph Chessé at 37
Ralph Chessé at 47
Ralph Chessé at 61
Ralph Chessé at 70

Captain Midnight's Family
Self-portrait with son Dion, and Captain Midnight
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1986 (Ralph Chessé at 87)




Ralph Chessé was strongly influenced by what he saw and experienced. His boyhood in New Orleans was a source for imagery during his whole life. His involvement with the theater both as an actor and a puppeteer also made its way into his paintings and was a creative endeavor on its own. Although he only painted one work for the WPA his paintings in from the 1940's are considered California Labor School. Bible stories played an important source of subject matter. Visits to Europe , the San Francisco 1960's scene and the move to Ashland, Oregon further influenced his work. See the different series by clicking on the links to the left.


First major retrospective

Art Of Ralph Chessé, 1900-1991”
Georgia Museum of Art
July 11–October 4, 2015

The estate is represented by:

Spencer Jon Helfin Fine Arts
Paintings & Sculptures

Stone M Lee Fine Prints Inc
Works of Art on Paper


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