Born: Sunday, December 21, 1913
Died: Friday, August 26, 2005
- Model Maker
- Field Art Director
- Imagineering’s “resident rock expert”
- Showed the importance of models in defining projects in concept development.
- Established the standards for field art direction and creating rockwork out of plaster.
- Shared his knowledge with novice Imagineers (f.e. have attention to detail).
- Crafted the scenics and decorative backgrounds for the “Project Little Man” vaudeville stage and for the barbershop quartet.
- Built the miniature sets and props for the 1954 “20.000 Leagues Under the Sea” movie.
- Created models for (a.o.) the opening day attractions of Disneyland.
- Built miniatures for Disneyland’s “Storybook Land Canal Boats” attraction.
- Assured during the construction of the Walt Disney World Resort that shows and attractions achieved the creative goals designed by designers and art directors.
- Created rockwork for (a.o.) Disneyland’s “Submarine Voyage”, “Tom Sawyer Island”, “Jungle Cruise”, “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad “and the legendary atrium waterfall previously featured in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
- Oversaw the full-size concrete construction, set painting and interaction of the sets with the air-conditioning vents and lighting for Disneyland’s “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
- Helped on the development of Epcot and Tokyo Disneyland.
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