MEDIUM: Hand-Embellished Giclée Print on Canvas
SIZE: 36" x 24"
EDITION NO: 2/195 CLI CL Reg Ed.
ARTIST: John Rowe
SIGNED: Hand-Signed by John Rowe, Paige O'Hara, and Robby Benson
Certificate of Authenticity Included
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s® Animated Classic Beauty and the Beast! This piece is hand-numbered, signed, and embellished by the artist with rare additional signatures by the voices of Belle and the Beast, Paige O'Hara, and Robby Benson.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: John Rowe received his training at Art Center College of Design and began his career as an illustrator. His paintings have appeared on movie posters, books, billboards, magazines, and advertisements throughout the country and around the world.
Seeking an additional outlet for his creative vision, John began his Horse Series, bringing together equine beauty and power with emotions of the human spirit. When the publishers of Walter Farley's The Black Stallion saw John's work, they were inspired to re-issue this classic series, commissioning 24 new paintings by John for the covers.
"My artwork is meant to recall the beauty, majesty, and mystery of the life we live, and the world we live it in. Painting the small delicacy of the light on a child¹s face, or the overwhelming power and grace of the sky at sunrise is my attempt to capture some of that wonder. Through my work, I hope to remind you and myself how truly wonderful, complex, and vivid life is. Whether we are looking into the eyes of someone we love or struggling just to breathe, life is a priceless gift."
John has maintained a successful painting career for over 20 years and has worked with clients throughout the United States and around the world. He currently resides in La Canada, California.
ABOUT THE FILM: Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the 1756 French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and ideas from the 1946 French film of the same name directed by Jean Cocteau. Beauty and the Beast focus on the relationship between the Beast, the voice of Robby Benson, a prince who is magically transformed into a monster and his servants into household objects as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle, voice of Paige O'Hara, a young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To break the curse, the Beast must learn to love Belle and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, or else the Beast will remain a monster forever. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.