May 07 2016

The Art of Jack Juratovic: 1937 Chrysler’s Chrysler

At this year's Garden City Vintage Car Easter Parade, Howard Fishman surprised me with a "1937" calendar page featuring the 1937 Chrysler Chrysler.  The mint condtion page had been hanging in Howard's office wall for over five years.

After Howard graciously gave me the page as a gift, I began to research its origin and its talented artist. Here is what I discovered.

Happy Mother's Day!

Howard Kroplick

The painting was created by artist Jack Juratovic in 1990. Juratovic had been a car designer for Ford and Chrysler before painting full-time in 1982. He was a founding member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society and has been commissioned to create posters for America's most prestigious concours. Juratovic was profiled in the March 2005 issue of Hemmings Classic Car.

For 28 years, Juratovic has been creating automotive paintings for the unique Automemories calender produced by Halo Branded Solutions. These calendars feature classic cars of the year that correspond with the dates of the new calendar year. For example, the 1993 Halo calendar featured 1937 classic cars, including the 1937 Chrysler's Chrysler.

Jack Juratovic was also profiled in the September 1993 issue of Automobile, which included samples of his artwork.

Juaratovic has described  his process for the Automemories calendar:

"I do the new/old calendar each year-it's the only regular job I've had since Chrysler. I draw cars I find significant, and it's a fun job. These works are all done with magic markers and pastels, and I have to be very literal and accurate for them to look like paintings."

A copy of Juratovic's original painting.


May 08 2016 Roger A. Price 9:51 AM

I’m always in awe of people who can paint or draw such accurate images of automobiles that seem to jump off the page.  Enjoy!!!

May 08 2016 Ted 11:23 AM

Wow,something else for your collection of goodies. At this time I would like to wish all mothers out there to have a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

May 09 2016 R Troy 1:02 AM

Even though I prefer 1920’s cars including Packard and (Springfield) Rolls Royce, this car is, to me, a piece of art, a statement of what a car could be!

May 09 2016 S. Berliner, III 1:10 AM

O. K.  I’ll bite.  I think I know my Imperials better than most people but just what might a “16 Custom Imperial chassis” be?  It’s not 1916, it’s not a 16’ chassis (more like 22’ or so), the wheelbase is 11’ 8”,  and it’s sure as shooting NOT a V-16 (Imperials from 1931 through 1951 were all straight 8s).  Do tell, please.  Sam, III

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