Vladimir Tytla – Master Animator

1994 Exhibition Catalog
Katonah Museum of Art

In 1994, I curated an exhibition of original animation art and other works by Vladimir Tytla (1904-1968), one of the greatest of character animators. During his tenure at the Walt Disney Studio from 1934 to 1943, his animated characters display an extraordinary emotional range in classic Disney films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940) and Dumbo (1941).

The exhibition, which ran from September 18 – December 31, 1994, consisted of drawings, photos and film clips from a number of lenders, including the Tytla family, Ollie Johnston, and the Walt Disney Archives and Animation Research Library.

At the opening reception of the Vladimir Tytla exhibition, from left, son Peter Tytla, widow Adrienne Tytla, Hind Culhane, John Culhane, Seamus Culhane (seated), John Canemaker and Marge Champion

The Museum created a handsome illustrated catalogue for the exhibition that has, over the years, become a collectible.  I still get inquiries about it, so I have uploaded a .pdf copy  of the complete catalogue, to make it available to everyone.

Click HERE to open it, and enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Vladimir Tytla – Master Animator”

  1. Thanks for sharing, John. I just happened to catch an exhibition of animation art a few weeks ago that featured a Fantasia sketch by Tytla so your post provided some very welcome additional info.

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