Original Artwork by the Artist, Elizabeth Case Zwicker, titled "TREES". This work of art was painted in 1955.
The 1950's and early 60's were a time of great artistic achievement and growth for Elizabeth. She was mainly based in Los Angeles but spent time in New Hope Pennsylvania and San Francisco CA. She lived a unique life and met many of the future greats of the 20th Century, most notably Maya Angelou. She was also friends with outsider L. Her love for writing and performing poetry led her to be called the "Mother of the beat generation" mostly, because she was 28 when the "Beats" were active.
This painting is possibly the best example of her abstract art. The painting has a movement and life as the trees, bend and twist in the moonlight. A delightful work of art. The frame is the original artist frame that would have been the type that would have been available for an upcoming "starving" artist of the time.
Elizabeth Case was an amazingly versatile artist. She was able to master most mediums and genres. Elizabeth even worked on the 1959 Disney film, Sleeping beauty.
These abstracts and many of her pencil drawings may be the reason she was accepted to work at Disney. Please Google, Elizabeth Case artist, to see her incredible resume and life's accomplishments. Thanks for checking out her work. Excerpt from the Ladybug press. Elizabeth Case Zwicker, born in 1930, was the daughter of Nelson Case, a famous radio announcer in the 1940s and 1950s.In 1956, she was hired for Disneys 1959 feature. As an in-be-tweener and breakdown artist, mainly working on the birds, but also other characters such as Prince Phillips horse. About her experience working for the Walt Disney Animation Studio, she wrote. In 1956 I had just divorced and had to go to work. I was living in Glendora, California. One Sunday I opened the. It was divided back then into men and women. I was reading mens jobs and womens jobs. Nobody ever said I couldnt. I never had any boundaries.
I did a lot of things that other people didnt because I didnt know better. I found an ad that said Fine artist wanted for Disney studios. I called and made an appointment to show my portfolio.
I put in a lot of stuff from art school and also some cute drawings. I added what I consider now as very amateur work, as well as some copies of work that was in the college museum. I took it to Burbank and in the interview they asked me, Do you have another source of income? We dont pay very much. They telegraphed me over the weekend that I was hired.
I found out later that it was an experiment. They were looking for fine artists and they still do.
They want people who can draw; not people who cartoon. You have to know how to interpret human movement. If you are drawing a teapot, that nose has to twitch.The ears have to go back and forth like flaps. I did birds in Sleeping Beauty. I studied how birds fly in the research library. I developed a bird consciousness. Then I did the jester with striped sleeves, the stripes are very difficult. The day the movie was finished, we were all laid off. I was the last one laid off (my last name at that time started with a Z). They offered me work in layout. I couldnt imagine life without animation. Elizabeths time at Disneys was her only animation job; after that, she went on to painting and illustration. Elizabeth went on the work as a Navy Combat artist, Mural painter, and Newspaper editor.
She passed away in April of 2006. The item "Abstract 1955 original oil TREES by Elizabeth Case Zwicker" is in sale since Tuesday, February 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "7703steve" and is located in Boonton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.