These beautiful works were created by Eyvind Earle, a Disney artist who died in 2000.
Born 100 years ago in New York and raised in Southern California since the age of two, Eyvind Earle began painting at the age of 10. In 1927 his parents divorced and he was kidnapped by his father, Ferdinand Earle, who took him traveling over the next four years through Mexico, Cuba and Europe. During this time, his father gave him a challenging choice: read 50 pages of a book or paint a picture every day. Earle chose both. By the age of 14, Earle had enough work to launch his first one-man showing in France. (more)
Eyvind Earle website here.