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DescriptionPaul Wenzel Original Painting (c.1980-90s).
This is an original painting by Paul Wenzel. Mr. Wenzel is best known for his artistic career at The Walt Disney Company. Paul began at Disney in 1958, working for the studio for 42 years, creating thousands of illustrations for movies and consumer products. Wenzel worked on over 100 movie posters during his tenure as a designer and illustrator for the Motion Picture Advertising Department. He became Disney Consumer Products first Art Director for their creative publishing team, and in 1985, Paul was made Creative Director of Character Art. Wenzel's most famous work is the Walt Disney portrait made, after Walt's passing in 1966, for a 6-cent commemorative stamp issued in the US Post Office on 9/11/68. During the 1960s Wenzel was also an illustrator for science-fiction magazines creating covers and interior art for titles like Space Travel, Galaxy Science Fiction, Worlds of Tomorrow, and Fantastic Stories of Imagination. In 2000, Wenzel retired from Disney and now resides in Prescott, Arizona. The 84 year old artist continues to pursue his love of fine art painting, creating works of animals and American Indians. His paintings are exhibited by the Mountain Spirit Gallery in Prescott. The painting in this lot is an unpublished piece most likely for a book cover. The artwork was rendered in gouache on illustration board and measures 17.5" x 22.5". The piece is in Fine condition.
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