The Gallery at St. John’s

The Gallery at St. John’s

SEPTEMBER 8 thru OCTOBER 27, 2019

Sundays, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Weekdays by Appointment

 POP ART, AUTHOR to UNIQUE ARTISTRY

 The Life of CHRISTIAN R. SCHAARE

 

Christian Schaare, son of German emigrants, was born in 1893. At age twelve he began working as an engraver’s assistant and there he learned graphic design as well. After serving in the Great War he married and became the father of six sons and one daughter.

Schaare wrote and illustrated children’s books about the Wild West: Lewis and Clark, Pioneer Stories, Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill.

From 1925 until 1940 he sold pulp magazine covers to Ace-High, Air Stories, Airplane Stories, All-American Sports, Complete Sky Novel, Gun Molls, Lariat Story, Masked Rider and War Stories.

He also worked for the comic book industry as a penciller and an inker during the 1930’s and 40’s.

From 1932 until the1950’s Schaare painted 82 covers for the boxing periodical, The Ring. During that time he socialized with many of the famous boxers, i.e., Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey.

Schaare did package designs for The American Can Company, produced the logo for Sunoco, and Maxwell House Coffee’s “Good To The Last Drop.” He designed countless milk cartons and cigar box labels.

In retirement Schaare enjoyed painting pastoral scenes and portraits of friends. He died of a heart attack in 1980 at the age of 86.

OPENING RECEPTION:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 from 12 – 3 pm,

At 12:30 pm family members will share stories about the artist.

 

 

The gallery is free and open to the public.

Free parking.