Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ralph Hulett's Christmas, day XXXII

Ralph Hulett Christmas card
(c) by the Estate Of Ralph Hulett. Click on the thumbnail to see a full-sized image.

Another landscape card, this taking a bit of the style of Tyrus Wong, the background artist-designer responsible for much of the look of "Bambi." I think it's pretty safe to say that the Disney background artists -- most of whom had artistic careers outside of the studio -- influenced each other quite a lot.

Here are more Ralph Hulett Christmas cards.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture Steve, - What was your fathers favorite use of paint?

Late Merry Christmas -

s.r. hulett said...

First and foremost he was a watercolorist. But he painted in oils, acrylics, everything else.

There was a long stretch of time where he painted mostly in oils (in his "fine arts" career) because that medium brought in more money.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Steve. Well it certainly is very beautiful. Would really love to see his earlier work, his fine art career work, before the maybe more animation influenced area. Maybe you posted some of it earlier on your blog here?

Steve Hulett said...

Actually, everything that he did was influenced -- and enfolded by Disney, since he joined the studio straight out of Cal Arts at age 23, and left at his death at age 58.

All of his paintings, Christmas cards, educational films, and other commercial art took place at the same time as his Disney career.

Anonymous said...

It is truly so beautiful Steve. Have you ever thought about maybe publishing a little book with your father’s artwork? If so, I am sure many fellow artists would enjoy all his creations.
Thank you for posting these wonderful paintings, - they are off great enjoyment. Seems like he had so much to offer. You should be very proud of him…

s.r. hulett said...

We talk about it from time to time. Nothing yet.

He actually attended Choinard, not Cal Arts. What was I thinking?

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