Exhibition at the Chuck Jones Gallery Honors Lawrence Lichleiter, Animator on Peanuts Animated Specials
San Diego, CA–In a rare public appearance, Lawrence Lichleiter, Peanuts animation artist, will be the special guest-of-honor at The Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 Fifth Ave., San Diego on Saturday, November 7 from 4 to 7 PM as the gallery unveils Snoopy's Follies, a new cel art edition featuring everyone's favorite Beagle as he makes his way across the ice at Rockefeller Center. The reception and exhibition at the gallery will feature original production art, limited edition cel art and rare book illustration art from many of the most famous Peanuts television specials of the last 40 years. Mr. Lichleiter will also be signing and dedicating art purchased at this event.
Mr. Lichleiter's career in animation began in the 1960s working for Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera at their studio creating animation for television. While there, he worked alongside some of the most renowned animators of the "Golden Age" of animation including Iwao Takamoto and Wiley Ito. Likening working in animation to that of the life of a nomad, Lichleiter's career included stints with Ralph Bakshi where he was able to work with the great animator, Irv Spence (known for his fluid animation of MGM's Tom & Jerry cartoons of the 1950s) and before he hung his hat at Bill Melendez Productions, the home of the Peanuts television specials, advertising and films. Lichleiter has also directed several animation shows for Nickelodeon including SpongeBob SquarePants and Hey, Arnold!
About the gallery: The Chuck Jones Gallery, located in the heart of San Diego's historic Gaslamp District at 232 Fifth Ave., is the destination for art collectors and visitors from around the world. Owned by Linda Jones Enterprises, the publisher and distributor of the art of of the legendary animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, it is the only gallery in San Diego devoted to the art of the animated film. Included in the on-going display is art from all major animation studios as well as original paintings and limited edition fine art from a variety of internationally known artists and photographers whose work is entertainment related. For more information, please call the gallery at 888-294-9880 or online at www.ChuckJonesGallery.com.