Eyvind Earle to the Hilbert Museum
has been given eight Eyvind Earle paintings by the artist's family trust. Earle is best known for creating the Limbourg brothers-inspired backgrounds for Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). He forged a post-Disney career as an artist/illustrator/whatever with a fanboy following. The gift includes drone's eye landscapes drawing on Chinese scrolls, Big Sur, and Art Deco. The Hilbert's "Magical Visions: The Enchanted Worlds of Eyvind Earle" shows several of the gifts, including Where Eagles Fly (1993, top) and Three Noble Horses (below, also 1993).