Born in Ontario, CA on Aug. 25, 1900 of Canadian parents, Charles Garbutt began sketching farm animals as a child, and at age 15 was earning his living as an artist. A self-taught artist, he worked in the art department of the Los Angeles Times
, was author-illustrator of children's books, taught art at the Los Angeles Zoo for the Chouinard School of Art, and created drawings of Snow White and Bambi for Walt Disney.
A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Garbutt died on March 17, 1975.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Orange County Museum
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