This painting has been discounted in price because of the damage to the painting, and the price reflects this, yet it is one of the most interesting and oldest paintings from her Estate. More information on Elizabeth Case (Zwicker).
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.
Elizabeth Case was married to Walter Zwicker but had divorced him by the late 1950s, so she only painted a few paintings as E. She signed her early works as Elizabeth Case, Ginxi Case, and eventually signed most her artwork as E. Elizabeth was part of the counter culture in Los Angeles in the early to late 50s and performed in coffee houses like Pandoras box and The Purple Onion. She performed her beat poetry with Maya Angelou (Maya was a dancer then and she danced to Elizabeths poetry) She collaborated with L.
Outsider artist Burt Shonberg on an antiwar project and seems to have been influenced by his paintings. Later, when she worked at Disney Studios, she met: Walt Disney, Sean Connery, Fess Parker and many of the cast of Characters that worked on the Disney lot. She was a friend with many of the influential animators like Floyd Norman.
About 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. Red Head Abstract 1949" is in sale since Wednesday, March 4, 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.