During his first year back in the US, Grim resumed freelance sheet music illustration work for several of his usual clients: Shapiro and Bernstein, Jerome H. Remick, and Pace and Handy.
Category Archives: EARLY N.Y. ANIMATORS
In the Spring of 1919, Grim joined the IFS animation studio. Here he developed his wonderfully loose and eccentric drawing, known today as the “rubber hose” style.
Grim Natwick once claimed he produced 200 pieces of art for sheet music. This should be considered a more significant part of his career, and overall development as an artist.
I have always been an admirer of the work of John Foster (1887-1959), the pioneer animator who directed at Van Beuren and later at Terrytoons. His family saved some of his personal drawings and they have allowed us to share them in this special post.