Lloyd Harting

1901 – 1974

Santa Barbara Mission

Lloyd Harting (1901-1974) was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, in 1901. He attended the University of Minnesota where he first majored in Engineering, but was soon drawn to a career in art and transferred to the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. He continued his art education at the Chicago Art Institute and in New York City at the Grand Central School of Art. He worked for both 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios for a little over four years each and illustrated for Disney during the 1940’s. He was one of the Art Directors for Disney’s 1942 acclaimed animated film, Bambi. A member of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, California, he was commissioned by the Air Force on five occasions to paint scenes in the Far East. He also painted scenes for Richard Pourade’s book, Anza Conquers the Desert: The Anza Expeditions from Mexico to California, and the Founding of San Francisco: 1774-1776. Harting is best known for his western compositions of cowboys and Indians, wintry Midwestern farm scenes, and the California missions in both watercolor and oils. Below is a watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil painting signed in the lower left margin, “Lloyd Harting” and inscribed, “Santa Barbara Mission – Founded 1776.” Ca. 1940. 13” x 19”

Artist:  Lloyd Harting

Date:  ca. 1940

Size:  13″ x 19″

Medium:  Watercolor, Gouache, colored pencil on paper

Price:  $1,695