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  5. Tyrus Wong (Wong Gaing Yoo)
    Painter, Film Production Illustrator, Kite Maker

    Wong is best known for his contributions to Walt Disney’s featured animation “Bambi.” He emigrated from China and settled in Southern California. His pastels landscapes captured Disney’s attention and became the film’s main visual style. Wong focused on creating the atmosphere and spirit of the forest and kept his work simple. He credited this to his study of chinese art. 

     

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  7. Jason Chan
    http://jasonchanart.blogspot.com/
    Concept artist and Illustrator for print, video games and films.

    Jason Chan graduated as an Illustration major from Academy of Art University: San Francisco in 2006. He currently works as a concept artist for Massive Black Studios. 

     

  8. Thomas Eakins
    American realist painter

    Eakins is arguably the most distinguished realist painter of 19th-20th century American art. He was also a practicing photographer, sculptor, and professor during his life. He studied in Europe among French and Spanish Masters, such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, Léon Bonnat, and Diego Velaquez, before returning to America. He painted a range of subjects from athletes and outdoor activities to women and children in quiet shadowed interiors. After retiring from teaching, Eakins focused on painting portraitures of family and friends. His paintings was able to capture a psychological element of his sitters and reflected an investigative candor that distinguished him from peers Whistler, and John Sargent. 

    "Eakins was in the vanguard of young painters who would shift the focus of American art from landscape to the figural subjects favored by the European academies." 

     

  9. James Coleman
    http://www.jamescoleman.com/ 
    Former Background Animation Specialist for Walt Disney Studios 

    Coleman is known for his vibrant paintings of tropical rain forests, rich deep woods, and silent deserts. His filmography includes The Rescuers, The Fox and the Hound, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Winnie the Pooh. He left the industry after 22 years and pursued a career as a fine artist. 

     

  10. José Azevedo
    http://www.zeazevedo.com/
    Art Director/ Illustrator

    Started out in his hometown Vitória, Brazil with local advertising companies; currently studying in Bremen, Germany. 

    He has illustrations for different companies, but I love his sketchbook stuff.