Rochelle Hudson Rare Stunning Original Art 30s Disney Animator Imitation of Life
Howard Kakudo was an animator on the original Pinocchio (1940; according to a former student, he designed The Blue Fairy in the movie) and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1948). During World War II, Kakudo taught art at the art department at the Japanese internment camp in Poston, Arizona, working with his friend, the famous sculptor Isamu Noguchi. The illustration, which measures 24" by 18" and is done in pastel, is of actress Rochelle Hudson from her heyday in the 1930s. From the paper and style of the piece, the work appears to date from this period. It matches the style of cover illustrations for movie magazines from this time, and may be original art from a magazine cover from that time.
There is tiny writing on the lower left border below the artwork, which is hard to read it either says Belongs to... Or is inscribed as a gift from X to Y. The piece is glued in several spots to a mat board and was previously framed in a vintage frame. The second to last image shows a portion of the back of the artwork, which is blank and in good condition; it is probably possible with care to remove the art from the matt board. The final image shows the back of the mat board.
There is no damage to the art, which is in excellent condition. A rare and stunning item. The item "Rochelle Hudson Rare Stunning Original Art 30s Disney Animator Imitation of Life" is in sale since Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "pengang" and is located in Marietta, Georgia.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Art
- Theme: Art
- Width (Inches): 18"
- Height (Inches): 24"
- Painting Surface: Paper
- Date of Creation: 1900-1949
- Subject: Animation & Cartoons
- Style: Animals
- Originality: Original