Friday, August 23, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Anaheim Convention Center

Visit Ryman Arts at the Herbert Ryman: A Brush with Disney booth at D23 Expo all weekend!

Our booth will feature a limited edition Herbert D. Ryman pin that was created exclusively for D23 Expo guests.


Herbert D. Ryman: Artist, Designer, Mentor

Herbert D. Ryman (1910–1989) was that rare artist who easily bridged both the commercial and fine arts throughout his long career, with work in one sphere inspiring the other.

Ryman created the first overall illustration of Disneyland, drawing as Walt Disney described his dream for a new kind of family entertainment, and continued to work on every Disney theme park until he died in 1989. But Ryman was also an exhibiting fine artist, a member (and president) of the California Art Club. He was particularly prolific in pen and ink, watercolor, and oil. His work was shown regularly in galleries as early as 1937 in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.

Born in Illinois in 1910, Ryman attended Millikin University in Decatur and later graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1932. There he studied in the classical fine arts tradition, building a foundation in drawing from observation that formed the basis for his artistic approach all his life.