He is a Christian, professional western artist, author, rodeo cowboy, horse trainer, student, teacher, and great grandpa.
Throughout his life, he has worked with many top publishers including Guildhall, The Franklin Mint, The Bradford Exchange, Leanin' Tree, various book and magazine publishers. Plus many top galleries and museums.
With these years come the recognition of the Masters. In 1984, The Western Writers of America presented him with the prestigious Golden Spur Award for best cover art. He was the Official Texas State Artist for 1986 and 87'. In 1998, Chuck became the Cowboy Artist of the Year in the Academy of Western Artists. Then in 2015 he received the American Cowboy Culture Award in Western Art. Just recently, Chuck has had the honor of "getting his star". In 2019, he was blessed to get his star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
Because of God, many honors have graced Chuck DeHaan's works and he has been able to give back to us the spirit you see and feel in his art.