Eyvind Earle to the Hilbert Museum

Chapman University's Hilbert Museum of California Art 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).