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Ferdinand Horvath collection compiled by John Canemaker
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Description
The Ferdinand Horvath collection compiled by John Canemaker spans the years circa 1920-1939 and encompasses less than one linear foot. There are clippings, correspondence, notebooks, a scrapbook, miscellaneous material, including fictional writings by Horvath, and photographs. The material is in English, Hungarian, German, and Russian.
Background
Ferdinand Huszti Horvath was a Hungarian-born sketch artist active in film from the 1920s to early 1940s. Born Nandor Mahaly Lowenstein in Budapest, his father changed the family's surname to Horvath in 1902. Ferdinand arrived in New York in 1921 and became a U.S. citizen in 1927. He found work as an illustrator for books, magazines, and ads and worked at Paul Terry? studio on the Aesop's Film Fables cartoon series. During the Depresssion he sought employment in Hollywood. From 1933 to 1937 he worked for Walt Disney as a sketch artist specializing in conceptual artwork for animated films. Animator and historian John Canemaker apparently obtained the material while researching his book, "Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists."
Extent
1 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.