Chuck’s family immigrated from Poland to Chicago in 1965 when he was 14 years old. After completing his high school education, he graduated from the American Academy of Art and continued his art education at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Now a resident of Colorado Springs, Chuck has been painting and sculpting professionally since the early eighties. Sculptures created by Chuck are formed in a classic, realistic style. His lush, representational style of painting reflects his admiration for Masters like Russian painter Nicolai Fechin, and Americans John Singer Sargent and Richard Schmid. He paints primarily in oil, but also paints in watercolor and pastels and does charcoal drawings. He loves to paint almost everything, his versatility shows in his European scenes and American Western scenes, his cityscapes and landscapes, his figures and his still lifes.
Chuck’s work appears in many private and corporate collections. He has been featured in many art publications, including Southwest Art Magazine. He has participated in national and regional art exhibitions and has received numerous awards. In 1997, he co-founded the Cottonwood Artists’ School in Colorado Springs, and currently he is represented by LongCoat Fine Art Gallery in Ruidoso, New Mexico. This spring he will be opening Mardosz Fine Art Gallery in downtown Colorado Springs.