Chuck Webster

Chuck Webster works in painting, drawing, collage, and printmaking to make pieces that, while largely abstract, often incorporate vaguely recognizable images of plants, architecture, and humans. In 2012, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith referred to his canvases as “little big paintings,” noting that “they have a strange, irrepressible scale, a largeness that exceeds their size and creates a distinctive, slightly comedic sense of intimacy.” Born in Binghamton, New York, today Webster lives and works in Brooklyn. His work is held in many major collections, among them the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Webster has been a recipient of many honors, including the Milton and Sally Michel Avery Visual Arts Fellowship at Yaddo and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Webster was also the 2018 National Academy Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.