Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle

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May 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018

This original retrospective showcases the life and work of Eyvind Earle. Earle is best known as the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s classic feature Sleeping Beauty (1959) and for concept art that shaped such enduring favorites as Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Peter Pan (1953).

The artist’s first-ever comprehensive museum retrospective will feature more than 250 works. Alongside Earle’s work for The Walt Disney Studios is an extensive showcase of his fine art, including elaborate and lush landscapes, unique scratchboards, rare examples of sculpture, companion poetry, and commercial illustrations. In addition to signature landscapes and enchanting illustrations that are characteristic of Earle’s style, the exhibition will feature his limited edition serigraphs and lesser-known pieces, including cartoon drawings from his time in the U.S. Navy and commercial advertisements for American brands.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

Whether or not you go, delve into the magical world of the artist's illustrations and concept art with The Complete Graphics of Eyvind Earle: And Selected Poems, Drawings and Writings 1940-19900965058735

  • Various Media
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Eyvind Earle

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