Lot 8 of 399:
An Unexpected Passenger by Ernest Chiriacka  

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An Unexpected Passenger

Chiriacka, Ernest

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Oil painting on board. 30.5x41 cm (12x16"); in frame: 44x54.5 cm (17¼x21½").

Signed by Chiriacka at lower left. Ernest Chiriacka, born Anastassios Kyriakakos, was an American aritst and illustrator who got his start doing freelance covers for pulps including: Ace-High Western, Adventure, Big Book Western, Black Book Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, Dime Western, Exciting Detective, Fifteen Western Tales, 44. Western, G-Men Detective, New Detective, Phantom Detective, Rodeo Romances, Star Western, Sweetheart Stories, Ten Detective Aces, 10-Story Western, Texas Rangers, Thrilling Mystery, West, and Western Aces. When he retired as an illustrator he focused on fine art landscapes of the American West.

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Light wear to frame; painting fine, or nearly so.

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