Preservation Hall

Mixed media on acrylic board
8 x 8 inches
Now on view: TJC Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina

As exhibited in: Beyond the Illustration, TJC Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 2024

Schoppe showed an early talent for art and eventually established himself as a prolific teacher, painter, and muralist. He taught at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles before being recruited by Walt Disney Studios to meet a growing demand for illustrators, cartoonists, and animators in the 1930s. At Disney, Shoppe was employed as a drawing instructor, in which capacity he was featured in the “Introduction to Walt Disney Studios” animation training and advertisement guide. Here in Preservation Hall, the bright graphic lines showcase Schoppe’s illustrative talents, while the bright bold colors evoke the lively and improvisational nature of jazz music.

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