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Ernest Chiriaka

 (1913 - 2010)
Ernest Chiriaka was active/lived in New York.  Ernest Chiriaka is known for Indian-frontier genre painting, pulp novel illustration.

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The following article by Shari Morrison, submitted by Debrianna Mansini, was written for publication in Western Art & Architecture, April/May 2013.


Ernest Chiriacka (1913-2010)

If the name Ernest Chiriacka (1913-2010) isn't familiar to you as a leading Western artist, there's reason for that.  It isn't that he wasn't trained at the best art schools in America, for he studied at the venerable Art Students League and at the equally prestigious National Academy of Design. For four years he studied under Harvey Dunn, a protégé of Howard Pyle, at the Grand Central School of Art. As a young lad Chiriacka would draw with anything he could find, charcoal from the fire, pieces of sheet rock that he could use like ch   ...  Displaying 750 of 7673 characters.

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Boudoir Pin-Up, calendar illustration, c. 1953
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