Michael Humphries has been creating distinctive fine art since the tender age of twelve, when he sold his first oil painting. Since then, his art has been seen by millions of people worldwide. While in his second year of college, Michael was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served as a member of the Combat Art Team in South Vietnam. Upon his return, Michael continued his art education at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. While still a student, Michael was asked to join the animation team at the Walt Disney Studios as a background artist. Michael's film credits include Disney's The Great Mouse Detective, The Rescuers Down Under, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as Academy Award-winners Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and the highly successful The Lion King. He art directed "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" sequence of Disney's Fantasia 2000, as well as two additional musical shorts not yet released. He recently completed work on Disney's all new animated feature "Home on the Range" and art directed "Clifford's Really Big Movie" for Warner Brothers Pictures. The many years of creating art for animated movies have contributed to Michael's ability to keep up with the deadlines and demands for his prints and calendars. His personal art is an expression of his fascination with color and texture; it evokes a sense of comfort and familiarity with an attention to detail that leads the viewer into a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary and simple everyday objects come alive. His fine art prints are reproduced by Sagebrush Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah. For his dedication to the art of animation, Michael has been elected to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as well as the Academy of Television Art and sciences. He is a long time member of the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles. Michael resides in Rossmoor California, and is currently Production Designer for an up-coming animated movie for Sony Pictures.
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