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 Dick Duerrstein

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Biography

As a young child growing up in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, Dick Duerrstein was always drawing.He loved to draw battle scenes and cars, especially cars that had been designed and painted by the iconic Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth.His mother's shopping list always included a note to buy him another ream of white paper, as he quickly filled every inch of both sides of each sheet with his meticulous graphite drawings. After high school, he studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena while working for a graphics firm.

His passion for art, along with his love of Disney comics and movies, fostered in him the dream of someday working for the Walt Disney Studios and in 1976 he began his career at Disney as Creative Director for their Consumer Products Division. Designing Disney merchandise for the national market, Duerrstein worked alongside many of the foremost animation artists of the 20th Century, including Ward Kimball, Marc Davis (and incidentally, with Chuck Jones at Warner Bros.)For the next 22 years, Dick had the opportunity to use his talent in many diverse ways, developing his own unique style that is prevalent in his paintings today.

His experience at Disney working on a wide variety of projects has given Dick a world-class sense of design.His artwork has adorned everything from record album covers and clothing to fine collectible items such as cel portfolios, art glass and furniture.Some of his published works include a series of three children's books that he illustrated, and a fine art serigraph series of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck.Dick began perfecting his current style of painting over fifteen years ago.Finding inspiration in the work of contemporary artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and David Hockney, he has imbued his paintings of cartoon characters with new life.

At home in his studio, Dick begins each painting by simply layering each aspect of the character, color by color, so that each painting expands beyond character interpretation.Working primarily on canvas in acrylics and oil pastels, his striking, contemporary style brings his images to life in a dramatic and unforgettable fashion.The vibrant colors and bold brushwork of his art create a sense of movement, excitement and reverence for the creative process.He truly enjoys the process of discovery involved in the conception and execution of his paintings, knowing that he can bring his imagination to life on the canvas for all to share.

Duerrstein's work can be found in the Walt Disney Studio corporate offices, Burbank, California; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. and St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and private collections worldwide.Currently his work is seen in "The Art of Mickey Mouse" exhibition traveling through Japan.

"I approach each painting, each character with the awe of a child, but the memories and skills of an adult and consequently, I hope that my artworks inspire in the viewer that wondrous sense of magical thinking that Disney imbued each of his characters with and that has made them such classic icons of American cinema.Having spent much of my career in my dream-job at Disney Studios, this new opportunity to interpret and to paint the characters is freighted with much more meaning than is possible to express in words, so I'll let my art do the talking for me."


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  Dick Duerrstein "Hunny for Pooh"  
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  Dick Duerrstein "Cheshire Cat"  
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  Dick Duerrstein "The Little Mermaid"  
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  Dick Duerrstein "A friend in need"  
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  Dick Duerrstein "Walt and Friends"  
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  Dick Duerrstein "Tinker Toes"  
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  Dick Duerrstein " A boy to be"  
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  Dick Duerrstein "Always trust a duck"  
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