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The Chouinard Art Institute was a professional art school founded in 1921 in Los Angeles, California by Nelbert Murphy Chouinard (1879-1969). Marie Bashkirtseff, In the Studio, 1881, Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum, Dnipropetrovsk. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Born in Montevideo, Minnesota, Chouinard studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and in Munich, Germany. Believing an art school was both necessary and important on the West Coast, she devoted herself almost exclusively to her school, setting aside her own painting. In 1935, the State of California recognized her institute as a non-profit educational university. For other uses, see Montevideo (disambiguation). ... Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


Among her early students was Anthony Heinsbergen who went on to become a leading muralist. Anthony Heinsbergen (December 13, 1894 - June 14, 1981) was an American muralist considered the foremost designer of North American movie theatre interiors. ... A mural is a painting on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface. ...


Nelbert Chouinard's age and health led to Walt and Roy Disney along with Lulu May Von Hagen, then chairman of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, overseeing a 1961 merger of the Chouinard Art Institute with the Music Conservatory to create the California Institute of the Arts. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Roy Disney can refer to two different people: Roy Oliver Disney was Walt Disneys brother and the financier of his efforts. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ...


Asked how to say her name, Chouinard told The Literary Digest: "Properly, oui as the French for 'Yes': almost shwee-nar'; but generally spoken shu-nard', u as in shun." (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.) The Literary Digest was an influential general-interest magazine in the early 20th century United States. ...


Notable alumni, in alphabetical order

Peter J. Alvarado, Jr. ... Arthur Beaumont (1890 – 1978) is an American painter of sea-landscapes. He worked for the U.S. Navy as an official painter. ... Mary Blair (October 21, 1911–July 26, 1978), born Mary Robinson, was an art supervisor for The Walt Disney Company who produced striking conceptual art for such films as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. ... Richard Cromwell (January 8, 1910 - October 11, 1960) was an American actor, born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh. ... Alice Estes Davis (born 1929) is an American costume designer. ... Jules Engel (11 March 1909–6 September 2003) was a Jewish-Hungarian American filmmaker, animator, painter,sculptor, and teacher. ... Crucifixion by Llyn Foulkes, 1985 Saddle Peak, oil, acrylic and photographs on canvas by Llyn Foulkes, 1984, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu Llyn Foulkes Concurrent with completing his studies at Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts), Foulkes began exhibiting with the Ferus Gallery (established in 1957 by Walter Hopps and Edward Kienholz... Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986) was a voice actor born in Chicago. ... Gyo Fujikawa (1908–1998) was an American illustrator and childrens book author. ... Jack Goldstein (September 27, 1945 – March 14, 2003) was born in Montreal, Canada, moved as a boy to Los Angeles, California and attended high school there in the 1960s. ... Joe Goode (b. ... Hardie Gramatky (1907-1979) was an American painter and an important representative of the California Watercolor school of painting. ... Artist responsible for many of the recognizable pop art images of the 60s and 70s including album covers, concert posters and the classic movie poster for Endless Summer. Van Hamersveld created the grinning Johnny image. ... Harwell Hamilton Harris was born in Redlands, California in 1903, Harris created a very personal Southern California architectural style that carefully modulated interior and exterior space. ... Edith Head on the cover of the book The Life and Times of Edith Head by David Chierichetti Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who had a long career in Hollywood that garnered her more Academy Awards than any other woman in history. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Anthony Heinsbergen (December 13, 1894 - June 14, 1981) was an American muralist considered the foremost designer of North American movie theatre interiors. ... Mentor Huebner (19 July 1917 Los Angeles, California - 19 March 2001 Burbank, California) was a leading Hollywood production illustrator who did storyboards, production art and creative concepts for more than 250 films, including King Kong (1976), Blade Runner (1982) and Francis Ford Coppolas Dracula (1992). ... Robert Irwin is an American artist. ... Chuck Jones in 1976 Charles Martin Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. ... Oliver Martin Johnston, Jr. ... William Bud Luckey (born in 1934 in Billings, Montana) is an American cartoonist, animator, singer, musician, and composer. ... John Mason (born in 1927 in Madrid, Nebraska) is a contemporary American artist. ... Gary McKinnon Gary McKinnon, also known as Solo, (born in Glasgow in 1966) is a British hacker accused by the United States of perpetrating the biggest military computer hack of all time. ... Bill Melendez (born José Cuauhtemoc Melendez on November 15, 1916 in Hermosillo, Mexico) is a Mexican-born American character animator, film director, and film producer, known for his cartoons for Warner Brothers and the Charlie Brown series. ... Jimmy Murakami (also known as Teruaki Murakami; born June 5, 1933) directed the television adaption of Raymond Briggs book When the Wind Blows in 1986. ... Maurice Noble (1911-2001)[1] was an American animation background artist and layout designer whose contributions to the industry spanned more than 60 years. ... Virgil Franklin Partch (October 17, 1916 - August 10, 1984) was one of the most prominent and prolific American magazine gag cartoonists of the 1940s and 1950s. ... Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols (1893-1944) was an English writer, known as a war poet of World War I, and a playwright. ... Hot Bottoms, watercolor on paper by Kenneth Price, 2005 Tamed, whiteware and acrylic paint sculpture by Kenneth Price, 1988, Metropolitan Museum of Art Kenneth Price is an American ceramist and printmaker who was born in Los Angeles, California in 1935. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Edward Ruscha (b. ... Fulcrum 1987, 55 ft high free standing sculpture of Cor-ten steel near Liverpool Street station, London Richard Serra (born 2 November 1939) is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large scale assemblies of sheet metal. ... Millard Owen Sheets (1907-1989) was a American painter and an important representative of the California School of painting. ... George T. Tamura was born on November 27, 1927, in Sacramento, California. ... Franklin Thomas (September 5, 1912, Fresno, California - September 8, 2004, Flintridge, California) was one of Walt Disneys team of animators known as the Nine Old Men. ... Delmer J. Yoakum (December 6, 1915 - October 25, 1996) was an American fine artist, oil and watercolor painter, designer, serigrapher, Disneyland and Hollywood motion picture studio scenic artist. ...

External links

  • Chouinard Art Institute
  • CalArts Chouinard page
  • Chouinard Foundation
  • Chouinard: A living legacy exhibit

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Chouinard Art Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
The Chouinard Art Institute was a professional art school founded in 1921 in Los Angeles, California by Nelbert Murphy Chouinard (1879-1969).
Born in Montevideo, Minnesota, Chouinard studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and in Munich, Germany.
Nelbert Chouinard's age and health led to Walt and Roy Disney along with Lulu May Von Hagen, then chairman of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, overseeing a 1961 merger of the Chouinard Art Institute with the Music Conservatory to create the California Institute of the Arts.
California Institute of the Arts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (543 words)
The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts.
CalArts was initially formed through the merger of the Chouinard Art Institute (founded 1921) and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (founded 1883).
Incorporated in 1961, CalArts was the first degree-granting institution of higher learning in the United States created specifically for students of both the visual and the performing arts.
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