Jules Engel arrived in Hollywood in 1937 and received initial recognition in his work in color design and choreography for the animation dance sequences in "Fantasia" at Walt Disney Studios. After years in the budding field of television, he became absorbed in painting and independent filmmaking. In 1970 he became the founding director of the Abstract Experimental Animation on Film Department for the California Institute of the Arts. A prolific artist, Engel has worked in all media: paintings, films, drawing, sculpture and prints. His recent lithographs (1999-2002) reaffirm the sophisticated color palette and architectonic structure found in his abstract films.
Jules Engel, Wirewall #3, colored Pencil, 1984
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Tobey C. Moss Gallery began in 1978 with a listing of "Selected Prints". Today, we still offer a fine collection of prints and drawing - 15th through 20th centuries. The direction in the gallery has broadened to include art in all media, especially works originating in southern California between the 1920s and the 1960s: post-surrealism, abstract classicism, minimalism, hard-edge, assemblage, the Federal Arts Project and printmakers launched in lithography with Lynton Kistler during the '30s-'50s and the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in the 1960s and beyond.