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Charlie Hewitt

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Jim Kempner Fine Art 501 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011


This catalogue was published by Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York City.

www.jimkempnerfineart.com 212. 206. 6872 Photography by David Wolfe. Designed by Alina Gallo. Prints reproduced in this catalogue are held in copyright by the artist © 2010.

Cover: Hasket’s Gold, 2009 Woodcut, edition 30 36” x 48” (detail)


Charlie Hewitt

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Charlie Hewitt William Low

Charlie Hewitt’s work is about “recording the time we are in” and is a response to and commentary on the time and places he has lived and worked, whether in the mill-towns and shipyards of Maine and Maryland or on the Bowery in New York City. Literature and theater have also been important sources of inspiration for Hewitt, who believes in reading as much as drawing. Profound interests in art history, literature, theater and mythology are apparent in much of Hewitt’s work. He is an extremely talented, energetic and physical printmaker. He cannot sit still and is compelled to work, to draw and carve. For Hewitt, the process of beginning and developing an image and the collaborative nature of printmaking, are what make the medium so appealing. Excerpt from Scrape, Cut, Gouge, Bite, Print. . . The Graphic Work of Charlie Hewitt 19762006, The Collection Project, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine © 2006.

OPPOSITE PAGE: Yellow Basket, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Good Dog I, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”


Good Dog III, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

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Drake’s Seat, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

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Tapestry, 2009 Woodcut, edition variant 30” x 40”

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Casco, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Pink Basket, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Little Diamond, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Blue Goose, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Peak’s I, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”


Blue Tent, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

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Spanish Music, 2009 Woodcut, edition variant 30” x 40”

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Yankee Harvest, 2009 Woodcut, edition variant 30” x 40”

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Green Sock, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Gray Goose, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Peach Tent, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

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Hasket’s Gold, 2009 Woodcut, edition 30 36” x 48”

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Good Dog II, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

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Green Sock, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

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Orange Snap, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Peak’s II, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

Splice, 2009 Woodcut, edition 60 14” x 12”

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Damir Porobic, Master Printer. Assistance from David Wolfe of Wolfe Editions and Irina Skornyakova.


Biography Selected Solo Exhibitions 2008 2007 2006 2004 2001 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City Whitney Art Works, Portland Maine Farnsworth Museum, Rockland Maine Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston Maine Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City Arden Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York City Ralph Greene Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City Arden Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts Kouros Gallery, New York City Paula Paulette Fine Arts, Portland, Maine Ralph Greene Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine Dranoff Fine Arts, New York City Dean Valentgas Gallery, Portland, Maine

Collections The Whitney Museum of Art, New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Relief Portfolio MIT, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, New York. Elindean Portfolio The New York Public Library, New York City The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine The Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts, Eldindean Portfolio The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City Chemical Bank, New York City Maryland Bank and Trust, Lexington Park, Maryland Prudential Insurance, New York City State University of New York, Binghamton, New York Dillard Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Grants and Awards 1998 1997 1974

New York State Foundation for the Arts, Painting New York Foundation for the Arts, Drawings, Prints New York State Council on the Arts, CAPS Grant


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