Monday, September 18, 2006
Wes Herschensohn and Eva Schneider seem to have different perspectives on classical vs. modern art ... Wes and Eva were both at Disney at the time that John Sparey would have done this pastel (mid-1950s). Among those in the portrait gallery are Gary Mooney (left) and Bob Carr (in the American Gothic). Wes Herschensohn seems to have been the subject of many of John's drawings and pastels, two of which we have posted here and here. He went on to a career at such studios as Eagle, Format, DeTiege and Hanna-Barbera, ending up as a layout artist at Filmation where he was working when he passed away in 1985. (Wes's brother Bruce you might have heard of. He came close to becoming a U.S. Senator from California in 1992, ultimately losing to Barbara Boxer in the finals.) Eva Schneider was a breakdown artist who eventually made it to assistant at the Mouse House. She was at Filmation almost from the beginning, going back and forth from background work to assisting, until she left in 1981. We've lost track of her after that ... anyone have an idea what happened to her? Here's a list of our posts of John Sparey's work.