The Chuck Jones Gallery, now in its 30th year, was founded by Linda Jones and her father, four-time Academy Award recipient, animation creator and legendary artist, Chuck Jones in his hometown of Newport Beach, California. In its early years, the eponymous gallery was devoted to the art of the animated film, but quickly became known for its collection of the Art of American Popular Culture.
Demand for the artwork grew so quickly that the first gallery soon became the catalyst for two more galleries, one in the art mecca of Santa Fe, New Mexico – a favorite vacation spot for Chuck Jones – and why not, the state bird is the Road Runner, after all – as well as in San Diego’s famed historical center, the Gaslamp Quarter.
The gallery presents the finest in the art of American Pop Culture. Jones, creator of such immortal Looney Tunes characters as Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner and one of the fathers of the iconic Bugs Bunny, was a classically trained artist and graduate of Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums around the world, most recently in a five-city tour of the Smithsonian’s “What’s Up, Doc? The Animated Art of Chuck Jones.”
In addition to the art of Chuck Jones, the gallery exhibits and sells the work of Dr. Seuss, Tom Everhart, the Los Angeles-based brothers, Shelby & Sandy, along with American Master Portrait Artist, Fran Lew; Daniel Killen, the official artist of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta; and art world phenomenon and star, Fabio Napoleoni. Included in the collection are all animation studios as well as work from DC Comics and Marvel artists.