Art Riley (1911 - 1998)
Born: Boston MA
Studied: Art Center School(Los Angeles)
Member: California Water Color Society, American Watercolor Society
Art Riley settled in the Los Angeles area in the early 1930's. He studied watercolor painting with Barse Miller and then began working at Walt Disney Studios. For nearly thirty years, he produced art work for animated feature films including background watercolors for Cinderella, Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and other classic Disney productions. When Disneyland was created in the 1950's, he painted watercolor illustrations showing what the park would look like.
For many years, Riley also produced fine art watercolors that he exhibited nationally. They often depicted regional scenes near his home in Burbank and his second home on the Monterey Peninsula.
Art Riley Biography information: Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last - Author, California Watercolors 1850-1970. Illustrated History and Biographical Dictionary.