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Scott Gustafson - SNOW WHITE THE SEVEN DWARVES -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

by Scott Gustafson

Original Retail Price $165.00
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Limited Edition of: 3500
Image Size: 29 1/2"w x 17 1/4"h.
Published: February 1994

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Rather than reference the many popular culture versions of this story, artist Scott Gustafson went back to the original story - a folk tale from the collection of the brothers Grimm - to create this spectacular painting of Snow White in the home of the seven dwarfs.

"When I reread the original fairy tale, it was like meeting old friends," Gustafson says. "I felt a temptation to put the dwarves in elaborate, individual costumes, but I resisted it, because in the story they don't have distinguishing names and characteristics. Since their daily work was mining, their house has elements of metal including the heavy plates and utensils - plus, the alchemic symbols for copper and tin worked across the upper beam in the background. You can practically hear the delightful sounds of music and nature as Snow White and the seven dwarves celebrate the simple pleasures of preparing supper together."

Scott Gustafson
Storytelling through pictures has always held a certain fascination for Scott Gustafson; be they the moving images in animated cartoons, or the epic illustrations of N. C. Wyeth. Upon entering the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, Scott was 99% sure that he wanted to become an animator, but it was that 1% that ultimately drew him more and more into the world of stretched canvas and oil paint. "As an animator, "Gustafson says, "your contribution to a given film is, by necessity, limited to whatever character you've been assigned. But as an illustrator, you're responsible for locations, sets, costumes, props, lighting and character designs, not to mention the overall mood and emotion of a given painting. It's about the best job there is." Over the nearly twenty-five years that span his career, he has had the opportunity to fulfill commissions for a number of varied clients and publishers such as Celestial Seasonings, Playboy magazine, Saturday Evening Post, The Bradford Exchange, DreamWorks and The Greenwich Workshop. His illustrated books include The Night Before Christmas, Peter Pan, Nutcracker, as well as two original titles, Animal Orchestra and Alphabet Soup. His newest release, Classic Fairy Tales, was recently awarded a Chesley award for best interior book illustrations from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists and is currently in its third printing.


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