Irv Wyner

Irv Wyner The Farmer and his Pig Buddy P1045

Regular price $1,950.00

There isn’t anyone like Irv Wyner, and every time we acquire one of his paintings, we just can’t stop looking at it. He really painted like nobody else on earth. A famed background artist on Chuck Jones’ miraculous team of mad geniuses, his talent reached far and wide, from gorgeous watercolor seascapes to these hallucinated brilliantly colored cartoon fever dreams. Beauty lives cheek by jowl with funny in Irv’s work, and here we have one of his funniest. And we  have the Farmer’s Wife too. They’re just wicked, there is no other word for them.

18″ X 24″, 31″ X 36″ with frame


Irv Wyner (1904 – 2002) was a background artist who was most associated with the theatrical Looney Tunes animated shorts, in Friz Freleng's unit. His first credited work was on the 1952 animated short Gift Wrapped, a Sylvester and Tweety cartoon, and he stayed with Freleng's unit until 1957 (where his last credited work was on the one-shot cartoon Three Little Bops), when he was briefly succeeded by Boris Gorelick, and later by Tom O'Loughlin. 

In the early 1960s, Irv did work for Disney on Disneyland, Walter Lantz, and later, in the '70s, for Chuck Jones's Sib Tower 12 for such specials as The Phantom Tollbooth, Horton Hears a Who!, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, among others.

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