Born in Rochester, New York in 1957, Stu Chait is a life long artist. Influenced by his great-grandfather, architect Charles W. Eldridge, Stu realized that art is integral to architecture, and continued to study drawing, pastels, and watercolor, while pursuing his architectural degree.
After graduating with High Honors from the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee in 1979, Stu returned to Rochester with his wife Cindy. While establishing his award winning architectural practice, Stu’s desire to return to fine art continued to grow. Studies with noted art instructor Gail Kellogg further fueled his love of watercolor and a passion to create art. An opportunity to study with internationally renowned abstract artist Steve Carpenter has challenged Stu to delve into uncharted subject matter, techniques, and applications. As Stu’s work progresses, he continues to be inspired by structure and form in both architecture and nature. Challenging the context and techniques of watercolor, Stu’s work is provocative and sublime.
These explorations have resulted in numerous area and regional shows and awards. In addition to his acceptance to the online galleries of the internationally known Architectural Record, Stu has been highlighted in a feature article by the national online plein air journal Judson's Plein Air Outfitters.