Jules Engel



Jules Engel
Twins Two
Color lithograph, from the edition of 20, 2001
16 3/8 x 11 inches
Courtesy of Tobey C. Moss Gallery

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Born in Hungary, Jules Engel immigrated to the United States in 1930, arriving in Hollywood in 1937. He worked on Disney’s Fantasia, bringing color and choreography to the production, especially concepts for the Russian and Chinese dance sequences.

His early paintings, as opposed to his mainstream animations, were mostly non-figurative. Inspired by abstract artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Alexander Calder, he combined the sense of color he developed as an animator with a genius for geometrical design. He remained active as an artist up to his death in 2003.
Selected Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Selected Exhibitions
Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists, 1920-1950, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1990
Contemporary Print Exhibition, The White House, Washington, DC, 1965
Solo exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1952

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