This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY.
Ernest Acker-Gherardino (AKA Ernest R. Acker)
(July 3, 1924 - June 5, 1995)
Abstract painter, sculptor, and curator. Ernest Acker-Gherardino was born "Ernest R. Acker" in Kingston, NY, in 1924. He attended Harvard College (part of Harvard University), MA, where he graduated in 1948 and later studied art at Cooper Union, NY, where he graduated in 1962.
He exhibited at a number of New York City based galleries and institutions during his lifetime, including at the following: Peter Cooper Gallery at the Cooper Union, NY, 1969 (solo), 1970, 1971 (solo), 1972; Jac
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