Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Eyvind Earle  (1916 - 2000)

About: Eyvind Earle
 

Summary

Examples of his work

 
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums  
 

Book references

Magazine references pre-2007

 
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*

 
 
Buy and Sell: Eyvind Earle
 

For sale ads

Auction results*

 
  Wanted ads

Auctions upcoming for him*

 
 

Dealers

Auction sales graphs*

 
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*

 
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: New York/California      Known for: fantasy landscape painting, illustration, prints

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Eyvind Earle:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Eyvind Earle)

yes

Biographical information (Eyvind Earle)

yes

Book references (Eyvind Earle)

9

Magazine references (Eyvind Earle)

1

Artwork for sale (Eyvind Earle)

5

Dealers (Eyvind Earle)

2

Auction records - upcoming / past (Eyvind Earle)

99
new entry!

Auction high record price (Eyvind Earle)

99

Signature Examples* (Eyvind Earle)

13

Analysis of auction sales (Eyvind Earle)

yes

Discussion board entries (Eyvind Earle)

1

Image examples of works (Eyvind Earle)

95

Magazine ads pre-1998 (Eyvind Earle)

1

Please send me Alert Updates for Eyvind Earle (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Eyvind Earle
from Auction House Records.
Sleeping Beauty Concept Painting Original Art (Walt Disney, c. 1958)
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A designer, painter and illustrator, Eyvind Earle is noted for backgrounds he created for Disney classic films such as Sleeping Beauty and Lady and the Tramp.  He also designed popular greeting cards that utilized more than 500 of his paintings.  In 1961, he established his own animation company, and continuously painted landscapes in oil and acrylic, using acrylic before 1971 and oil after that.  His most famous paintings are of California mountains and valleys of western Canada.

He was born in New York City to parents who separated.  At age ten, he was kidnapped by his father, artist and movie director Ferdinand Earle, and for the next four years, they traveled and painted around the world including Mexico City, France, England, and Belgium.  When he was 14, Eyvind had his first one-person show, which was held in Ascain, France.  Shortly after he ran away to rejoin his mother, who was living in Hollywood, California, and who had been the fourth of five wives of Ferdinand.

It was the beginning of the Depression.  He took a job as sketch artist at United Artists Studio and studied briefly at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles with Lorser Feitelsen and Ferdinand Earle, his father.  Beyond that he had little formal study, and described his style as "designed realism" and "abstracted view" (Samuels) that reflected his admiration for Georgia O'Keeffe and Vincent Van Gogh.

In 1936, a sponsor gave him twenty-five dollars a month so he could paint in Mexico, and the following year he traveled the United States on a bicycle.  He had a one-man show in New York, which sold out at twenty-five dollars per painting.

Earle avoided World War II, asserting he was a conscientious objector.

Sources:
Peggy & Harold Samuels, Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

Biography from American Design Ltd.:
Eyvind Earle creates images where large geometric forms predominate; trees are pressed flat against the foreground, and there angular barns and receding curves of the horizon.

On these forms Earle imposes detail that is both realistic and decorative, hinting here of the Flemish Masters, there of the Japanese printmaker - scored bark, weathered planks, the tracery of shadows.

When invited to describe his creative process more fully, Earle speaks in mystical terms. A student of Yoga since the age of 16, he began work for many years by meditating and then rushing to canvas to paint beautiful scenes which appeared to him.

"I've found," says Earle "that the wonderful thing about screen printing is the inventiveness you can exercise with it. You can decide to do a thousand things as you print."

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists