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Ernest Chiriacka (1913-2010) is internationally known as an impressionistic painter of dramatic Western moods and the American landscape. He is one of few fine artists that successfully made the leap from illustration, leaving behind a large commercial legacy including pulp covers, pinups for Esquire, movie posters, and illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Argosy
Chiriacka was born in New York City and with the help of a benefactor, trained at the famed Arts Students League in NYC, the National Academy of Design Art School, and the Grand Central School of Art where he studied under the great Harvey Dunn. Daughter Athene Westergaard recalls the following story recounted by her father (who friends and family called Darcy and who often signed his works with this childhood nickname) "Darcy once told me that Harvey Dunn never had much to say about his work till the cover of his first pulp was displayed and Harvey's mouth just dropped."
Westergaard’s Casweck Galleries maintains exclusive representation of Chiriacka's work. His paintings can also be found in many collections and museums internationally. Chiriacka is often quoted as saying, "My paintings are not just another rendition of Western life. While incidents and characters portrayed are correct to the smallest detail, my endeavor is for more than that. To rise above the cold photographic and infuse the picture with a sense of the living moment required a more impressionistic treatment. This I achieved.”
Westergaard says, “The tagline for the Gallery is ‘From pulp to passion’. I think my father would be proud. The Gallery also carries other artists, whose life and work exemplifies the deep passion Darcy had for art. "
ERNEST CHIRIACKA'S WORK IS NOW SHOWING AT:
Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
605 S. Main Street
Boerne, TX 78006
Art Resources Gallery
275 Market Street, Suite #166
Minneapolis, MN 55405