Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle

Paintings

Nationality: American

Birth Place: California (United States)

Biography:
Eyvind Earle was born in Manhattan, New York, April 26,1916, and died in Carmel, California, July 20, 2000, age 84. Eyvind Earle is best known for his work for Walt Disney, which included designing and painting backgrounds for Sleeping Beauty, part of Lady and the Tramp, and other films. His artistic career included drawings, paintings in watercolor, oil, and other media, many different forms of printmaking, greeting cards, sculpture, animation, film, poetry, autobiography and other writing. His art is popular in the US and even more popular in Japan.

Eyvind’s father did not allow him to play with other children and instead challenged him, at 10 years old, to either read 50 pages of a book or do a painting every day. Eyvind did both. At 14 he had his first one man art show in France. At 21 he bicycled from Hollywood, to New York, painting and selling 42 watercolors to support himself and writing a 10,000 word diary along the way. He had numerous one man shows in many art galleries, and his work hangs in museums and in many personal collections. Earle's early work was realistic, but by the time he was 21, he had developed his own style, simple, strong stylized but recognizable forms and fantastic landscapes. His skilled use of light and dark, intense color and elegant drawing continues to influence artists today. His art is not merely decorative, although there are decorative elements; the work is strong, and the use of line and color convey mood and emotion.

 

Eyvind Earle Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Eyvind Earle The Truth About Mother Goose London Bridge Concept Art (Walt Disney, 1957)
Eyvind Earle The Truth About Mother Goose London Bridge Concept Art (Walt Disney, 1957)....
Lot 95233
Auction 7142
Sunday, June 12, 2016
$40,630.00
EYVIND EARLE (American, 1916-2000) Sleeping Beauty Animation Background Painting with Cel Set-Up, 1959 Mixed media 12
EYVIND EARLE (American, 1916-2000)Sleeping Beauty Animation Background Painting with Cel Set-Up, 1959Mixed media12...
Lot 96081
Auction 7016
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
$35,850.00
Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Castle and Coach Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1959)
Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Castle and Coach Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1959)....
Lot 95221
Auction 7142
Sunday, June 12, 2016
$23,900.00
Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Coach and Castle Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1959)
Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Coach and Castle Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1959)....
Lot 95228
Auction 7173
Sunday, December 10, 2017
$5,736.00
Eyvind Earle Man in Space Concept/Color Key Paintings Group of 4 (Walt Disney, 1955).... (Total: 4 Original Art)
Eyvind Earle Man in Space Concept/Color Key Paintings Group of 4 (Walt Disney, 1955).... (Total: 4 Original Art)
Lot 95236
Auction 7173
Sunday, December 10, 2017
$836.50

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Eyvind Earle Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom Painted Background Color Key (Walt Disney, 1951). "The study of musical...
Eyvind Earle Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom Painted Background Color Key (Walt Disney, 1951). "The study of musical instruments is the subject for today" says Professor Owl to his class, in the opening sequence of this historic short, which was voted #29 in Jerry Beck's The 50 Greatest Cartoons book. It was directed by Ward Kimball and Charles Nichols and released on 11/10/53. It went on to win the Academy Award for best animated short. Eyvind Earle created the look for this cartoon and received screen credit as the film's Color Stylist. The title references are Toot = Horn, Whistle = Flute, Plunk = Guitar, and Boom = Drum. This is an original hand-painted background Color Key of the classroom chairs in Professor Owl's class, from the hand of Eyvind Earle (1916-2000). This scene can be observed in the intro section of the film, at about the :41 second mark. Painted edge-to-edge in gouache on 11" x 5" illustration board. Mr. Earle has signed the piece in bottom right corner. A Disney studio stamp is on the reverse. Framed with Plexiglas and matted with an opening of 12" x 6". Pinholes in the corners; Fine condition. An important and historical piece of artwork.
Lot 95211
Auction 7148
Sunday, December 11, 2016
$4,780.00

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