Herbert D. Ryman (1910-1989) had a rich studio art career as well as decades of success in the entertainment industry. He traveled the world and created beloved new lands with his iconic images for Walt Disney’s parks – including the first overall illustration of Disneyland in 1953.
Ryman’s brush captured the smell of sea spray, the poignant face of his clown friend Emmett Kelly, a vibrant African landscape, and the delicate lines of a dancer with equal enthusiasm. Herb Ryman inspired generations of artists; his belief in the value of teaching drawing and painting skills inspired the formation of Ryman Arts. This gallery represents highlights of his long career.