Dec 1, 2010

Chouinard Art Institute Brochure circa 1950

Submitted for your approval: the back cover of Chouinard's list of class offerings for the 1950-51 school year.

How many of the instructor's last names can you recognize--and what would you pay for a time machine to take you back to the Westlake District of Los Angeles and register?

This rarity along with an earlier brochure are the property of a colleague and animation artist whose uncle attended Chouinard during this time. Want to see more?

(click to enlarge)


Daniel said...

Would love to take the Goff/Graham classes. Didn't know Humphrey was into Commercial Interiors ;)

Steven Hartley said...

You can see T. Hee's name on the Cartooning section of "Monday Morning 9-12"

Robert said...

I only see (animation) mentioned once so I suppose that was something you learned on the job *after* you got out of school?

If I had a time machine I'd go back to 1928 and try to catch the beginning of the Disney wave, back when hardly anyone knew what they were doing. I coulda been a contender then!

Jeremy G said...

Cool! And yeah- MORE!!

Kendra Melton said...

fantastic blog! amazing inspiration, thanks for posting so many wonderful items :]

Hans Perk said...

Wow! Elmer Plummer, Bernard Garbutt... Is that Jay Gould on Advertising art? I would also love to see more!

Jenny, Happy New Year!

Jenny Lerew said...

Thanks, everyone!
And very very late but- a happy new year to you, Hans! As you can see I've spent very little time online. You may never see this reply but I've got to post it for posterity's sake at least! Much appreciate the visit.

Tom Lynch said...

I was a student of David Passalacqua, a Chionard alum. His teachers were legendary; Herb Jepson and Rico Lebrun. It's was Lebrun who taught the Disney artists to draw Bambi. Dave's storties of Lebrun were legendary; a real task master who really brought out the best in his students.
Thanks so much for posting these great images. I'm always eager to see anything on the school.