Saturday, January 20, 2007

Larry E.'s Portfolio: Wes Herschensohn

We've previously shared board artist/portraitist Larry Eikleberry's artwork, here, here and here.

Wes Herschensohn

This 1979 portrait is of Wes Herschensohn (1929-1985), who thanks to John Sparey's many portraits (here, here and here) may be the most popular subject on the TAG Blog.

Wes started as an inbetweener at Disney in 1953, and worked in animation and layout for Sutherland, Patin, Format, Eagle, Detiege, Hanna-Barbera and Filmation, passing away "in harness" in 1985. He was the brother of Bruce Herschensohn, conservative commentator and activist.

Wes also produced and "conceived" The Picasso Summer, a live action feature based on a Ray Bradbury story, directed by Serge Bourguignon and starring Albert Finney and Yvette Mimieux, with photography by Vilmos Zsigmond and Picasso's art animated by John and Faith Hubley.

This interpretive rendering shows Wes a little older, and a little less caricatured than Mr. Sparey's versions.


Chris Sobieniak said...

While it seems a little ponitless to state otherwise, the animated sequence from "The Picasso Summer" has shown up on YouTube already. It's worth checking out though it's been said John and Faith Hubley may be behind it.

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