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DescriptionThe Light in the Forest Original Concept Painting by Peter Ellenshaw and Movie One Sheet (Walt Disney, 1958). Here is a RARE concept painting for Walt Disney's 1958 live-action film The Light in the Forest. The painting was created by legendary matte painter and visual effects artist, Peter Ellenshaw (1913 – 2007). The film starred Ellenshaw's close friend and neighbor, Fess Parker and tells the story of a young man raised by Native Americans before he is sent back to live with his birth family. Concept art is a form of illustration used to convey an idea for use in films. The art is developed through several iterations with multiple solutions being explored before settling on the final design. This outstanding painting is a masterpiece without any connection to a major motion picture studio. Beautiful works by Peter Ellenshaw decorate collections and galleries around the world. He has received numerous awards from many prestigious institutions. Among them the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the American Film Institute in Chicago. The piece measures about 21" x 12", hand-signed in paint by the artist and dated '59 in the lower left. The art is in a frame of 26" x 17". Frame sold as-is. Included is an original 27" x 42" one sheet from the film. A unique opportunity to acquire a rare piece of Hollywood history. Poster is folded and shows edge wear. Poster condition is Fair to Good. Artwork condition is Very Good.
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