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Andrew Chernak Sculptures
The Gettysburg Gift Center proudly carries Andrew Chernak's entire collection of Civil War Sculptures.
Andrew Chernak: Biography
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Andrew Chernak had an active interest in art and history. Growing up with a family rich in military tradition, he joined the Army in 1968 and served as an infantryman. Two Purple Hearts, five other awards, and a year in Vietnam later, Andrew had acquired a rare first hand experience of the subjects he would portray so emotionally and accurately. After discharge from the army, Andrew started to pursue sculpting full time.
One of his first projects was the Franklin Mints first series of Pewter figures "The American People" and the first series of silver figures "The Legendary Americans".
Special presentations of Andrew's work are in the collections of President Ronald Reagan, and the late President of France, Francois Mitterand. Andrew has also applied his sculpting talents to produce items used in Motion Pictures like The Last of the Mohicans, Wild Wild West, and The Patriot. The work Andrew enjoys most is in museums like West Point, Medal of Honor Gallery, D-Day Museum, and Arlington National Cemetary.