Eyvind Earle

(American, 1916 – 2000)


“…I never plan in advance, I simply let myself be led by instinct, taste, and intuition. And it is in this manner, that I find myself creating visions I have never before imagined…”

-Eyvind Earle


Earle was a contemporary artist, author, and illustrator. He is known for his styling and backgrounds for Disney animated films in the 1950’s, and is perhaps most widely recognized for his contributions to the original Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, and Lady and the Tramp animations. With influence from traditional Japanese paintings and a touch of science fiction, all of Earle’s masterpieces are truly captivating and unique.


            Eyvind Earle was born in New York in 1916, and at the age of 10 began his career as an author and artist. Earle has attained critical acclaim from such publications as Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the New World-Telegram, the Art News, and the New York Sun. Many art critics struggle to classify Earle’s work, as it is neither contemporary nor traditional, but rather a style that paved the road for animation and digital art. One of the signature features of his master landscapes is large geometric forms, which bring a supernatural aura to everything from hills to distant waves. Earle’s unique techniques have been praised for their creation of delicate moods as well as meticulous attention to detail.


Earle has proven to be quite prominent in the world of art, not only having a lifetime of successful solo exhibitions around the world, but a permanent place in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rahr-West Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, and Arizona State University Art Museum’s inventory. In 1998 he was also honored with the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement in animation.


In addition to Earle, the gallery hosts a variety of other internationally acclaimed masters including: Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, Andrew Wyeth, LeRoy Neiman, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, and more. Visit our 12,000 sq. ft. showroom in Scottsdale, AZ or call today. Our website is offered only as a limited place to browse or refresh your memory and is not a reflection of our current inventory. If you need to learn more about collecting, pricing, value or any other art information your International Art Consultant will assist you and give you the one on one attention you deserve. We hope you find our website helpful and look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale soon.