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    Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle Peter Pan Concept Art Group of 2 (Walt Disney, 1953). Here are two stunning concept art pieces from the legendary duo of Eyvind Earle and Mary Blair. Eyvind Earle (1916 - 2000) joined the Walt Disney Studios as an assistant background painter in 1951 working on short films, but it was when he apprenticed with Mary Blair (1911 - 1978), the brilliant color stylist for the studio, that would set him on a path to become a Disney Legend Inductee in 2015. Ms. Blair was color stylist on Peter Pan where Earle was already painting backgrounds. Eyvind Earle began painting concept art along with Mary Blair and the result was one of the most dazzling and opulent animated films to come out of the studio. Offered in this lot is an original concept piece by Eyvind Earle and a concept painting by Mary Blair. In the book The Queens of Animation by by Nathalia Holt, on page 216 it reads "In 1951, in the midst of production on Peter Pan, a man named Eyvind Earle began work at the studio. As he wandered around his new workplace, he came upon a wall covered with small paintings. Every single one had been done by Mary. She already was a legend at the studio, her name known to all. Here was a woman who seemingly did everything: designed characters, fixed plots, selected color pallets, created scenery and shaped the feel of entire film. Studying the paintings, he thought, "that's the job I want at Disney." The artwork was rendered in gouache on board. Each piece measures about 8" x 6", enclosed in a Plexiglas-fronted frame of 18.5" x 16.5". Both frames have fabric covered matboard with an aperture of 7.5" x 5.75". Frames are sold in as-is condition. Accounts of these two gifted artists has filled volumes! Compare this matched set of Earle's Captain Hook to Blair's Hook... WOW! A rare opportunity to acquire two original pieces from Eyvind Earle and Mary Blair. Artwork condition is Fine.

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