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    Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Concept Painting Original Art (Walt Disney, c. 1958). King Stefan's castle looms in the background of this magnificent concept painting by Disney Legend Eyvind Earle (1916 - 2000). What a painting -- Earle outdid himself with this ominous view from Maleficent's thorny castle. By the time Earle arrived at the Disney Studios in 1951, he was already a well-established Fine Art painter with his works hanging in prestigious galleries and museums. But he was eager to prove himself in animation. Early on in his time at the studios, Earle found a breath of inspiration. As he recalled in his book, Horizon Bound on a Bicycle: Autobiography of Eyvind Earle, "I remember the first day I came to work... up on the wall... were about 100 exquisite little paintings by Mary Blair... In my mind, I said to myself, 'That's the job I want at Disney'." After working under Blair on Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland Walt chose Eyvind Earle as color stylist on Sleeping Beauty. This gorgeous concept painting is from that effort. The art was painted using gouache on board measuring about 27" x 9.5". The art is framed to 32" x 15" with a matboard aperture of 25" x 8.75". Frame sold as-is. The piece is signed by Eyvind Earle in the lower right. Artwork condition is Fine.


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