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Ralph Hulett 1915 - 1974
Ralph Hulette, Sierra Bridge
Sierra Bridge, offered unframed
Ralph Hulett, The Open Gate
The Open Gate

Ralph Hulett working at Disney Studio 1940's
at work at Disney Studios, circa 1940's
appears to be working on Lady and the Tramp
Ralph Hulett working at home studio, circa 1965
 
Like his good friend and frequent painting partner, Joshua Meador, Ralph Hulett was a renowned artist at Walt Disney Studios while also being a well known watercolor artist in his own right. Beginning at Disney Studios in 1938, he created backgrounds for Disney films which were used in their multi-plane camera. To the left, he is pictureed working on a Parisian street scene for Lady and the Tramp.

As a fine art painter, Ralph was well known and active in the post world war II California scene painting movement. He trained at Chouinard Art Institute under Millard Sheets and Phil Dike.

Ralph was a member in both the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the California Water Color Association (CWA). He is both known for striking LA urban scenes, like ribbons of knotted freeways, LA city hills, old houses and trolley tunnels. He also was fond of doing landscape paintings from the Sierra to the coast.

To the right is a photo picturing both Ralph Hulett and Robert E. Wood, both major watercolor artists in California's mid century.
Ralph Hulett Robert E Wood
California Watercolor Society Meeting in 1965, left to right, Gerald Brommer, Ralph Hulett,
Jae Carmichael, Robert E. Wood and Keith Crown ... courtesy of CaliforniaWatercolor.com