Ross Louis Wetzel
(1917 - 2013)
Ross Louis Wetzel was active/lived in Illinois, California, South Carolina. Ross Wetzel is known for Disney illustration, comic strip artist, animation, watercolors, advertisement art.
Biography Ross Louis Wetzel
Ross Wetzel, a Hilton Head resident, was a remarkable and pioneering artist. His work as an animator for Disney during it's "Golden Era," his successes in using animation in the advertising world, and his masterful work in watercolor and serigraphy mark him indelibly among the ranks of important American artists.
Ross was born March 11, 1917 in Chicago, IL. By the age of 6 he demonstrated a talent and passion for art. He was an avid art student through high school, and enrolled with his future wife and artist, Janice, at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
In 1938, after the success of Snow White, Disney needed more animators to work on their next project, Pinocchio. They put out advertisements in newspapers
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