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RALPH CHESSÉ
1940-1950 BIBLICAL STORIES

The flat patterns of fresco design characterized the emerging work of Chessé’s during the 40’s. He produced a series of “Black” subjects inspired by his Southern background and interest in Black folk material. These intensely conceived biblical subjects are semi muralistic in composition and forcefully vital in color. His work here is markedly theatrical, combining the social consciousness of the art of the thirties with color evocative of the French expressionists.


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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





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Moses and the Idolaters #20
owned by Widmore Gallery
1942

Canaan
1942-43







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Suzanna and the Elders
owned by Richard Arian Weising
1945

Lot's Wife
owned by Widmore Gallery
1944




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Elijah and the Ravens
1945



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Flight into Egypt
owned by Bruce Chessé
1947

Songs of David
1950




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Bathsheeba
1947



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Jacob and Angel
1950

Prodical Son
1950




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