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After acquiring a BFA in graphic design with a minor in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Chuck Kovacic directed art campaigns for a variety of print and media clients and detailed urban revitalization programs for communities participating in the "Main Street" program sponsored by the National Trust For Historic Preservation.

Upon moving from Ohio to Southern California, he focused his artistic skills as a restoration expert specializing in early merchandising ephemera and related antiques. His disparate interests contributed to his creation of 221b Baker Street/Los Angeles, a full-scale recreation of the sitting room of the famed fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. As a performer/emcee, he has staged presentations for numerous Fortune 500 companies and hosted the California Art Club's revived lecture series. He also serves as the CAC’s Chair of the Los Angeles Chapter.


His paintings investigate a variety of subjects rendered in the "plein air" style of the post-Impressionists. Chuck is an Honor Court member of the Mid-Valley Art League and in 2017 was named to Signature status in the California Art Club. In 2016 he was the recipient of the CAC's "William and Julia Bracken Wendt Award" for the advancement of traditional fine art. He is a frequent exhibitor at the CAC's annual Gold Medal Exhibition as well as the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill in San Marino.

​ Chuck Kovacic has participated in invitational art programs in China, Provence, Switzerland and Scotland, Ohio, as well as California plein air events in Alameda, San Luis Obispo, Mendocino, San Dimas, and Sonoma.

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts presents Chuck Kovacic and Michael Obermeyer in Plein Air Magazine, December 2021 Issue.

Chuck Kovacic and Michael Obermeyer featured in Plein Air Magazine, December 2021

This fall, Ellen Howard, Paul Kratter, James McGrew, Michael Obermeyer, and Chuck Kovacic took a group of artists to paint one of the most beautiful and pristine wildernesses in California. …

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents Chuck Kovacic in CAC Newsletter, Fall 2019 Issue.

Chuck Kovacic Featured in CAC Newsletter, Fall 2019

CAC Signature Artist Chuck Kovacic, a man of many talents, is the new Chairman of the Los Angeles/Pasadena Chapter of the California Art Club. At first meeting, his warm, rich …

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