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    Grim Natwick - Female Nude Sketch Original Art (undated). Grim Natwick was one of the greatest animators who ever lived. He created the character of Betty Boop, probably the only female animated cartoon character to achieve world-wide popularity, and then joined the Walt Disney Studios for the sole purpose of helping to animate the lead character in the world's first feature cartoon, "Snow White." Well over twice the age of most of his colleagues, Natwick left the Disney studio after "Snow White", joining his former boss Max Fleischer for his first feature "Gulliver's Travels", and later worked for UPA Studios. His work on the character of Snow White, however, will always remain the highlight of his long career and one of the cornerstones of that film's greatness and lasting power for more than sixty years. This lovely 19.5" x 27" charcoal sketch on grey toned paper is a wonderful representation of his prowess with charcoal, as well as his knowledge of anatomy in motion. This is a side of Natwick's artistic prowess that is rarely seen, making it even more attractive and desirable. In Excellent condition and signed by Grim Natwick. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says, "I knew the name Grim Natwick from his work in animation. What I did not know was that he (like probably every other animator who ever lived) indulged in sexier sketches when he wasn't at the light table. As with the other "naughty" pieces elsewhere in this collection, I was tickled to add to my collection these examples of artwork from a master animator that would never make it to the screen.".

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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