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Virgil Ross

Virgil Ross

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Watertown, NY

Biography:
Virgil Ross began his animation career with the Winkler Studios in the late 1920s, then went on to Ub Iwerks, where he rose from the rank of in-betweener to animator and worked with Tex Avery. In 1935, Ross and Avery left Ub Iwerks and joined Warner Bros. where they created the first Bugs Bunny animated short, “A Wild Hare” in 1940, which brought Bugs his first Oscar nomination. In 1942, after stints with other Warner Bros. directors such as Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett, Ross began a long career with Friz Freleng’s unit, where he animated over 230 cartoons, many of which were nominated for Oscars. Four Ross-animated cartoons won Oscars: “Tweety Pie” (1947), “Speedy Gonzales” (1955), “Birds Anonymous” (1957), and “Knighty Knight Bugs” (1958). “Knighty Knight Bugs” was Bugs Bunny’s only Oscar-winning performance. Known for bringing personality into the characters he animated, Ross’ style is said to be one of the finest examples of personality animation in the world. Ross, who died in 1996, had said his favorite animation effort was “Rhapsody Rabbit,” in which he played some of the cartoon’s classical music and honky-tonk tunes

 

Virgil Ross Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny with K-9 and Marvin the Martian Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s)
Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny with K-9 and Marvin the Martian Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s)....
Lot 11208
Auction 121727
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$1,434.00
Virgil Ross - Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s)
Virgil Ross - Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ...
Lot 11206
Auction 121727
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$1,314.50
Virgil Ross - Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s)
Virgil Ross - Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ...
Lot 11177
Auction 121723
Sunday, June 4, 2017
$1,075.50
Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny, K-9, and Marvin the Martian Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s)
Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny, K-9, and Marvin the Martian Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ...
Lot 13173
Auction 121815
Sunday, April 15, 2018
$573.60
Virgil Ross - Yosemite Sam "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s)
Virgil Ross - Yosemite Sam "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ...
Lot 13175
Auction 121815
Sunday, April 15, 2018
$382.40

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Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny and Beaky Buzzard Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)
Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny and Beaky Buzzard Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)

Auction 121817
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Virgil Ross - K-9 "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)
Virgil Ross - K-9 "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)

Auction 121817
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Virgil Ross - Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny Sequenced Pan Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)
Virgil Ross - Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny Sequenced Pan Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)

Auction 121817
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny and Umpire Baseball-Themed Pan Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)
Virgil Ross - Bugs Bunny and Umpire Baseball-Themed Pan Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s). ... (1)

Auction 121817
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Virgil Ross - The Queen, The Prince, and So White Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).... (1)
Virgil Ross - The Queen, The Prince, and So White Drawing (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).... (1)

Auction 121819
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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