Painting - 10 x 14. Image - 8 x 12. Hulett was born in Kankakee, Illlinois, and came to California with his family as a teenager. He attended Glendale High School, where his prodigal talents in art were soon recognized, and was awarded a four-year scholarship to study at L. S Chouinard Art Institute, already becoming known as a training ground for Walt Disney Studios artists.
His teachers at Chouinard included the now-renowned California Scene painters Millard Sheets, Phil Dike and Phil Paradise. Disney hired Hulett before he had graduated from Chouinard to work on the studio's first animated feature-length film, Snow White. After he graduated in 1938, he worked full-time for Disney, contributing watercolor backgrounds to such classics as Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi and many more, on up through hits like Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book and Robin Hood. Galleries and exhibiting as far away as New York City. Several of his watercolors, and many of his oils depicting the changing areas of Los Angeles (especially the Bunker Hill region) reside in The Hilbert Collection.
But of particular seasonal interest are the holiday cards he designed In the 1950s for the Designers' Showcase and California Artists companies. The crisp, colorful designs almost jingle with holiday cheer: Hulett had a particular fondness for rural snowscapes populated by deer, rabbits and other forest creatures, as well as elegant Christmas cityscapes and cozy Americana villages with children playing in the snow. All are painted with a swift, sure hand, warmth and humor, and -- if you look closely -- a nostalgic resemblance to some of your favorite Disney features. The item "Disney Studios Artist Ralph Hulett Original Illustration Art For Christmas Card" is in sale since Friday, February 22, 2019.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "upstatetreasures14" and is located in Kingston, New York.
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