Discipline: Visual Art – drawing, Visual Art – painting

Chuck Webster

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing, Visual Art – painting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2004, 2017

Born in Binghamton, NY, Chuck Webster received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1992 and an M.F.A. from American University in 1996. The artist’s work can be seen in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; and The Archives of the Rothko Chapel in Houston.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, to critical acclaim. In 2012, the critic Roberta Smith wrote in a New York Times review that his paintings “are also very much, if not startlingly, little big paintings: they have a strange, irrepressible scale, a largeness that exceeds their size and creates a distinctive, slightly comedic sense of intimacy…. Each painting is very much its own pictorial being: vulnerable, rambunctious and fully inhabited.”

Webster has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the 2018 National Academy Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, The Milton Avery Fellowship at Yaddo, 2010 and 2000; the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2016; two MacDowell Fellowships; and the Winter Fellowship at the Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown in 2004. A print survey at the Mezzanine Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will open on Nov. 1, 2019.



Chuck Webster worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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