BS, Ferris State University
The Golden Age of Illustration, French Impressionism, the late 19th century English artist, Pulp Fiction art of the 1930’s thru the 1950’s combined with the sports art and music of the 50’s and 60’s entail the main focus of my research. Integrating these influences with current life, bring out the feeling and color I’m looking for in my paintings.
Chuck Gillies was represented by Skidmore Studio in Detroit Michigan from 1975 to 2010, while concurrently in New York City he was represented by Mendola LTD, from 1981 to 2006.
Chuck has illustrated over 80 Book covers and two complete Children’s Books. He has also made hundreds of paintings for trading card companies. His acrylic paintings continue to be featured on books, prints, posters, and trading cards, as they have been for more than 44 years. Chuck is also a portrait painter whose commissions include portraits for Lee Iacocca, Mike Ilitch, Deacon Jones Foundation and many others.
When he is not working on illustration projects or fine art paintings Chuck is using his talents teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the Illustration Department at College for Creative Studies in Detroit where he began teaching in 1984.
Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions
Paintings by Chuck illustrate a wide range of subjects for a variety of clients which include CBS Fox Video, The Upper Deck Company, Deacon Jones Foundation, Scholastic Books, Disney Hyperion, Donruss, Dell Publishing, Reader’s Digest, Planters Peanuts, Pepsi, The Bradford Exchange, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Good News Publishers, Zondervan Publishers, DaySpring, FTD, Ford Motor Company, Chevrolet, Buick, Chrysler, and many others.
His work has appeared in The Society of Illustrators Annual, American Illustration Annual, and Spectrum Annual. Chuck has also participated in many gallery shows including three at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids Michigan.
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