Daniel Hachard was born in France and grew up in Paris influenced by all
major art movements, new wave cinema and western movies. His work is deeply rooted in the art form of popular comics of the 50s and 60s and strongly inspired by pop artists Warhol and Lichtenstein.
At a very young age he was drawn to illustrations and was influenced by French western comic book artists Jean Giraud and Joseph Gillain but soon discovered American artists Charles Russell and Frederic Remington.
After studies in international business and commercial art, he moved to New York to work in advertising as a graphic artist. He recalls his first assignment to be of western nature where he drew his very first cowboys.
He soon moved to the West coast and settled in Los Angeles, California working as a creative art director for international companies like Max Factor, Proctor & Gamble, Vidal Sassoon and Nestlé.
After a hiatus from hands on creativity, he returned to the creative process and has so far focused his artwork on the subject of the American West that has long fascinated him.
His art has been described as innovative western inspired artwork rooted in the Pop Art movement. His medium is mostly ink, acrylic, and watercolor.
“The West epitomizes the American spirit, the legitimacy of Native American tribes and the resolve of the pioneers. Its iconic landscapes have been portrayed by artists and movie directors from Frederic Remington to John Ford.