George Kachergis was the Senior Professor of Painting at the University of North Carolina when he died on August 2, 1974. He had joined the faculty at Chapel Hill in the fall of 1949.
George Kachergis was born in Watertown, Connecticut on April 11, 1917. He studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While a student he received recognition from faculty and peers in the form of honor awards and a scholarship for graduate work.
He served in Europe in World War II. At the end of the war he was one of 3 soldiers selected from the third army to receive a scholarship to study Art History at the University of Besancon, Besancon, France.
His first university teaching position was at Bra
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