Written by Charles
Friday, 04 November 2011 17:41
Heard from Jim Clark today concerning this painting recently discovered and attributed to Ward Kimball, one of the venerable Nine Old Men from the Golden Age of Disney Animation.
Jim has this to say about the special work of art from one of animation's most brilliant talents...
WARD KIMBALL - "THE COMMITTEE" - ON PBS
Look for a special episode of Antiques Roadshow featuring "The Committee", on PBS from Eugene in early 2012!
I had the opportunity to bring "The Committee" to the Roadshow this summer for review in Eugene, Oregon. Appraiser, Leila Dunbar (best known for sports memorabilia appraisals) immediately recognized the piece as a Kimball. Apparently her father was an expert on Disney and animation history, so Leila took to the piece and put us on the air. The Committee played amazing on the monitor and when it hits the air in 2012 the whole country will learn about Ward Kimball, his contributions and his work.
The Committee, 1949
Ward Kimball 1914-2002
Oil on Masonite
24in. x 42in
For more about what we can look forward to concerning Ward Kimball's painting being featured on The Antiques Roadshow on PBS (Public Broadcasting System in the US) follow this link to the AN Forums.