Peter Ellenshaw Original and Limited Edition Art

William "Peter" Ellenshaw (May 24, 1913 – February 12, 2007) was an Anglo-American matte designer and special effects creator who worked on many Disney features.   His first worked in matte painting for producer Alexander Korda on such films as Things to Come (1936), and later on such Powell and Pressburger productions as Black Narcissus (1947) assisting his mentor W. (Walter) Percy Day. A few years later, while still based in Europe, he began to work for Hollywood studios. He worked for MGM on Quo Vadis (1951), but his most extensive association was with Walt Disney Studios beginning with their first completely live action feature film, Treasure Island (1950). He went on to work on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1954) and Mary Poppins (1964), for which he won an Academy Award. He retired after his work on The Black Hole (1979), but contributed matte paintings for Dick Tracy (1990). His son Harrisonis also an Academy Award-winning effects designer.   After Peter Ellenshaw retired from the film business, he dedicated his life to his passion for fine art painting. Numerous works were created, of both Disney Fine Art and non-Disney themed subjects, which have been highly collected. He was named a Disney Legend in 1993.
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