This Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas Disney original painting by William Silvers captures the Pumpkin King who rules Halloweentown, and your heart!
About Jack Skellington:
Jack Skellington, also known as the "Pumpkin King", is the main protagonist of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and all Nightmare Before Christmas media. Jack is a tall skeleton who wears a black pin-striped suit, complete with a bat bow-tie and black dress shoes. He also likes hard boiled eggs. He has earned the title of Pumpkin King by being so terrifying to humans (but never harming them), a clearly well-earned title as it appears he is even able to scare the monsters that occupy the town. He lives in Halloween Town, a world based solely on the holiday of Halloween.
ABOUT WILLIAM SILVERS:
William Silvers was born in the small town of New Bremen, Ohio. As far back as he can remember he was painting every chance he got. Inspired by his father who was also an artist, William went to Bowling Green State University where he received a BFA in Graphic Design at the age of 21. After working 2 years in an Ohio in-house ad. agency, William moved to New York and worked for 5 years for ad. agencies, In 1990 he moved to Cleveland, Ohio and worked for an illustration studio before co-founding Live Wire Studios, a full service art studio.. In 1995, after 6 years as Vice President and Creative Director of Live Wire Studios, He was offered a position with Walt Disney feature Animation as a Background artist. Silvers painted backgrounds for the movies Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear. In 2004 William worked as a matte painter for Industrial Light and Magic on Day After Tomorrow and Star Wars Episode III. After ILM William art directed NCAA Football 06 & 07 for EA Games. Now a full time painter, William Silvers has a great passion for painting. He won several awards including Region I at the 2005 Arts for Parks and Founders Favorite at the 2001 Arts for the Parks annual contest in Wyoming. He has also been a member of Society of Animal Artist for the past five years and in 2005 had a painting accepted in the 45th Annual Exhibition.
William Silvers has worked extensively with DreamWorks, on projects ranging from How To Train Your Dragon to Kung Fu Panda.
He has created a strong following at Disney, where he sells art directly to fans at Disney World. William lives in Clermont, FL., and happily continues today to work as a gallery artist.