Eyvind Earle is known for developing background illustration and styling for the most beloved Disney films of the 1950s, from “Sleeping Beauty” and “Peter Pan” to “Lady and the Tramp.” An exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum, “Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle,” collects 250 works, including concept paintings, illustrations, his fine art work, and much more. The exhibition runs through Jan. 8.
On the exhibition, the museum offered this: “This retrospective provides unique insight into Earle’s colorful life story, his inspiration,and his creative approach to the art-making process. Combined, these elements fueled an extraordinarily diverse career across a spectrum of traditional fine art, commercial design,and filmmaking.”
Earle passed away in 2000. He has paintings in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Rahr West Art Museum, and other spots. See works from the exhibit below.