Raised in Tacoma, Washington, Art Chantry worked in Seattle for nearly three decades. Over the years he managed to produce a body of work that, however unorthodox, still rivals some of the best graphic design in the world. With a slew of design awards under his belt, his work has made an impression on the world and has been exhibited by some of the most prestigious museums and galleries: the Louvre, The Smithsonian, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to name a few. In 1993 The Seattle Art Museum honored him with a one-man retrospective of his work and in the summer of 2003 PS1, in association with the Museum of Modern Art, did the same. His work has been published in hundreds of books and magazines and in 2001 Chronicle Books published the monograph of his work, Some People Can’t Surf, written by Julie Lasky. In fact, there is even a book about Chantry’s work published in China and written entirely in Chinese.
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