Jay-Ward

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JAY WARD

1920-1989

Country of Origin: U.S.A.

Training: University of California at Berkeley,  Harvard University

Notable Works: Crusader Rabbit (1950), Rocky and Bullwinkle (1959), Dudley Do-Right, Peabody and Sherman, Fractured Fairy Tales, George of the Jungle, Captain Crunch, Quisp. 

Cartoonist, animator, producer, and self-described eccentric, Jay Ward was the mind behind Jay Ward Productions - a company that made iconic characters through the relatively new medium of television. As well as creating the look for such advertising characters as Captain Crunch, Ward’s stylistic approach also brought to life the comedic and subversive world of Rocky and Bullwinkle, including nemeses Boris Badanov and Natasha Fatale, and ancillary characters like time-traveling Peabody and Sherman, and Canadian mountie Dudley Do-Right. 

My piece for the Van Eaton Gallery’s “Moosylvania: A Group Art Show Tribute to Jay Ward” Which opens Saturday March 1st at 6:00pm! Be sure to stop by and check out a grip of Awesome art!

I did my piece of Rocky and Bullwinkle! Jay Wards work is one of my biggest influences! So much appeal and silliness!

The piece if Gouache on Illustration Board 5" x 5"