Sleeping Beauty Castle Concept Art by Eyvind Earle

Sleeping Beauty 1959 Disney Studios

Eyvind Earle was born in 1916 in New York City. He had a long and distinguished 60 year career as a contemporary artist, author, and illustrator, most famous for his prints and original watercolor landscapes. His contemporary art is in the permanent collection of many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His work for Walt Disney Studios was spectacular, as can be seen in this piece.

Sleeping Beauty Castle Concept Art by Eyvind Earle

 
Film title: Sleeping Beauty
 
Image title: Concept Art Painting of Castle and Countryside from Sleeping Beauty by Eyvind Earle
 
Year: 1959
 
Width of Image: 15.50 inches
 
Height of Image: 6.00 inches
 
Width of Art: 15.50 inches
 
Height of Art: 6.00 inches
 
Price: $15,000.00

In 1951 Earle joined Walt Disney studios as an assistant background painter. Earle intrigued Disney in 1953 when he created the look of “Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom” an animated short that won an Academy Award and a Cannes Film Festival Award. Disney kept the artist busy for the rest of decade, painting the settings for such stories as “Peter Pan”, “For Whom the Bulls Toil”, “Working for Peanuts”, “Pigs is Pigs”, “Paul Bunyan” and “Lady and the Tramp”. Earle was responsible for the styling, background and colors for the highly acclaimed movie “Sleeping Beauty” and gave the movie its magical, medieval look. He also painted the dioramas for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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