America's Horse in Art Artists' Biographies

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angle-left Chuck DeHaan

Chuck DeHaan

Meet the 2018 America's Horse In Art artist.

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Drawing and painting came to Chuck DeHaan as a gift. As soon as he found out pencils left tracks, horses were the subject and Western art his base. The drawing of Fred Harman’s Red Ryder amazed young Chuck and awakened the need inside to express himself. Then Will James challenged him up another step.

Never having the opportunity for formal art training, Chuck worked at it the only way he could. He starts with an under painting of many grays, building up from there with many glazes.

To him, the success of any artist comes from the viewers. He worked with many publishers and won many awards, but it’s still the viewers that put the final stamp of approval on any artist’s work.