DISNEY SILVER SERIES: GLASS CASTLE
MEDIUM: Giclée on Canvas
SIZE: 15" X 22.5"
EDITION SIZE: 500
ARTIST: Peter Ellenshaw
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Silver Series prints are giclée prints using archival inks and materials and come fully framed and ready to hang. Each print includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Please note: Silver Series are custom framed and molding styles are based on current availability.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: William Samuel Cook “Peter” Ellenshaw was an English matte designer, special effects creator, and master painter. He mentored under Percy Pop Day who played a pivotal role and mentored him on painting on canvas and glass, which was to create matte background from film.
After serving his country as an RAF pilot in World War II, Ellenshaw returned to work for Mr. Day at the studios. After a brief yearlong stint at MGM, Ellenshaw left in 1947 upon receiving a call to work for Walt Disney Studios on the film, Treasure Island. As it turned out, his partnership with Disney would last over thirty years and earn him five Oscar nominations. For his work on "Mary Poppins" in which he recreated scenes of Edwardian London in 102 different mattes, he won an Academy Award. Walt Disney became Ellenshaw's mentor and friend, spurring him on continually to perfect his craft and push the creative envelope.