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    "The Art of Elmer Plummer" Nude Etching and Artist's Photograph (Walt Disney, c. 1930s). Elmer Plummer (1910 - 1986) had three very successful art careers. He had a long career in animation with the Walt Disney Studios. He taught at his alma mater Chouinard Institute of the Arts which later became CalArts, and finally he had a successful career as a member of the California Water Color Society in the 1930s. His artwork was exhibited in museums and galleries across the country. He won many awards at juried competitions and exhibits. When he thought he would make a living as an artist, he produced a series of limited edition signed and numbered engraved etchings. This is one of his etchings. Oddly enough for a 1930s etching, the subject looks remarkably like Marilyn Monroe from behind, circa 1960! It is hand-signed by Elmer Plummer in the bottom border. The art is matted with an opening of 5" x 7", and framed with glass for an overall size of 8.5" x 10.5". It is believed this is a small proof edition. Also in this lot is an 8" x 10" photo of Elmer painting what looks like a children's mural at a young age. It too is framed with glass, frame size 8" x 11.75". Both frames are sold as-is. Minor handling wear. Good condition. From the Elmer Plummer Archives.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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