Eric sitting with the first three completed panels in his Dante's Inferno Series, June 2017

Eric sitting with the first three completed panels in his Dante's Inferno Series, June 2017

Painting Dante's Inferno

When I was 20 years old, I picked up a copy of Dante’s Inferno and it had a profound affect in shaping my work. Twenty-three years later I am embarking on the most ambitious painting series of my life - painting a near-lifesized version of Dante's Inferno.  For this project, I am working in tandem with Professor Christopher Kleinhenz, a world-renowned Dante scholar to compose 40 of the most ambitious paintings ever created on the subject.  The completion of these paintings will culminate in a traveling museum exhibition and a large, full-color painting book on the subject narrated by Professor Kleinhenz.  We will complete this project in 2020.

Jerry's Artarama Makes a Huge Contribution

I have received backing from one of the largest and most trusted art companies in the world, Jerry's Artarama, who will be providing all 40, 4ft x 5ft AlumaComp panels for the Painting Dante's Inferno project. These museum quality archival panels are state of the art construction with a smooth surface that is excellent for my style of painting.

How to be a contributor

I have been approached by several private collectors who have contributed to the project outside the Kickstarter campaign I started this past August. Currently, I have received enough money to begin the project and to date I have painted several panels.  This is enough for me to begin the project but not enough to address the time and the expenses of materials during the next two years.  In order to complete this mammoth project I need your help.  For more information fill out the form below.

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