Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man
This unique retrospective on the legendary Marc Davis (1913-2000) is the perfect blend of reminiscence on the man and celebration of his artistry. One of the most celebrated Disney Studios artists, Davis brought iconic design and incredible personality to many of the studio’s memorable characters — including heroines Cinderella, Alice and Tinker Bell and the villainesses Maleficent and Cruella De Vil. In addition to a visual feast of Davis’ animation art, personal sketches and paintings, readers get to know the man from photographs of him at work and at ease. The collection is livened up by charming essays on the artist from those who knew him, including Andreas Deja, Pete Docter, Don Hahn, Glen Keane and historian Charles Solomon. A brief biography by award-winning animator John Canemaker and a chock-full-of-wisdom chapter on the artform assembled from Davis’ own notes help make this a fully rounded volume ideal for both professionals and admirers of the biz.