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Ernest Nordli

 (1912 - 1968)
Ernest Nordli was active/lived in California.  Ernest Nordli is known for background painting, illustration.

Ernest Nordli

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Ernest Nordly was a painter, muralist and a Disney production artist in the 1930s and 40s, beginning 1935, and again in the 1950s and early 1960s.  He was Art Director for Fantasia 1940, and Dumbo, 1941 and painted backgrounds for Donald Duck 1946-1947, Sleeping Beauty, 1959; and Story Man: DISNEY 1956-1958, and did Layout Styling for 101 Dalmatians.

For Warner Bros., 1954 to 1956, he was a production designer for Bugs Bunny.  In 1935, he did a decorative panel for the San Diego Exposition.  He also did paintings for comic book covers including The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid. and Roy Rogers.

Ernest Nordli was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and studied at the Santa Barbara School of the arts on a four-year scholarship.  He was married to Rosalind Nordli an artist of Santa Barbara.

He died in San Francisco on April 22, 1968.

Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940, courtesy Greta Couper

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About  Ernest Nordli

Born:  1912 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Died:   1968 - San Francisco, California
Known for:  background painting, illustration