Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Another Ralph Hulett Christmas, part 1

© by the Estate Of Ralph Hulett. Click on the thumbnail to see a full-sized image.

Today we begin our annual holiday tradition of posting Mr. Hulett's christmas card art.

For those of you just joining the cocktail party, Ralph Hulett is a relative (my father, actually).

Born in Illinois in 1915, he moved to California at age 7, graduated from Glendale High School, went to Chouinard Art Institute on a scholarship, and started at Disney in 1938.

He worked in the Disney background department for thirty-plus years, working with the likes of Claude Coats, Al Dempster, Eyvind Earle, Ann Guenther, Bill Layne, and Walt Peregoy. (I'm sure I'm leaving a few notables out; I always do.)

Throughout his life, he enjoyed having multiple careers. He created record album covers, beach towels, and independent films. Also Christmas cards. Lots and lots of Christmas cards.

Over the next several weeks, we'll be putting up various samples of his holiday work here. As for offerings from earlier times, click on the link below.

Here are more Ralph Hulett Christmas cards.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this Christmas art you post this time of year!

Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Steve Hulett said...

Much more to come.

Bob and Rob Professional American Writers said...

It's become a great Holiday tradition...just like watching Ralphie "shoot his eye out"! Thanks Steve. Cheers, Bob & Rob

Anonymous said...

I've been looking forward to this. Thank you and happy holidays!

Sharon Spotbottom said...

Hooray!

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