This work, and the others, are early college paintings by Leland while he attended Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles in the late 1940s - early 1950s. This work depicts a highly impressionistic and well done Los Angeles area Plein Air landscape scene. This work is unsigned, however it was acquired with three other pieces by Leland, from the same estate.
It is clearly by the same hand as the others. Some minor edge wear, paint loss and light craquelure from age please see photos. Approximately 20 x 24 inches.
Please check my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! About the Artist (Variety , 11/12/20). John Leland, designer for Disneyland and a founding member for Los Angeles Bob Baker Marionette Theatre. Died Thursday at a nursing home in Ventura, Calif.
A spokesperson from the theater confirmed to. The longtime visual artist collaborated with Baker on Main Street Emporium window displays at Disneyland and Disney World for properties including Bedknobs and Broomsticks and 101 Dalmations, and designed puppets and scenery for theatrical productions including Sketchbook Revue and Holiday Spectacular. He also worked with Baker to develop a line of Disney-licensed marionettes in the 1990s. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater hosted a tribute to Leland in 2019.Leland worked with other notable puppeteers including Jody Baron Productions, Richard Jones, Hazel Newsom, John Zweers and Jim Gamble on a wide array of design projects for cruise ships, television, commercials and interior displays. In 2017, Puppet Life described Leland as an older gentleman [who is] always telling jokes.
You would know if you met him. Hes part of the atmosphere in here. He permeates into everything inside these walls, the story read. Leland shared during the interview that he would work with Baker in the middle of the night, when the puppeteer would bounce off ideas by him. He could up to a point, but after that he was wonderful in his ideas.
I would do the original diagrams, back front side and a lot of conceptual drawings for the TV shows and Disney, doing the window animations, Leland said of their collaboration. I kind of miss Bob now, after a long time [of] 60 years. When we were alone together thinking up ideas, it was great.
In 1928, Leland studied motion picture illustration and landscape painting at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, where he received the John and Ana Lee Stacey Scholarship in painting. He launched his career as an illustrator for interior designer Robert Harold and worked as the display manager of a number of Broadway Department Stores, while designing puppets in his free time for over 45 years. Disneyland Designer and Bob Baker Marionette Theater Founder, John Leland, Dies at Age 91.John Leland partnered with Bob Baker to design the Main Street Emporium window displays at Disneyland. Leland also was a founding member of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The theater was responsible for the design of Disney-licensed marionettes in the 90s. I SPECIALIZE IN THE FOLLOWING ART GENRES: Antique California Plein Air Impressionism, Asian Modernism, Latin American Modern, Mid Century Modern, African American, Antique American Folk Art, and 19th c.
American Painters, European Old Masters, etc. If you collect such works, please check my listings often! The item "Antique California Plein Air Impressionist Oil Painting, Disney Leland" is in sale since Saturday, July 31, 2021.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States, China, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.