Edward Eyth developed a love for drawing in early childhood, nurturing his dream to be a Disney animator.  After earning degrees in Visual Communications and Industrial Design, his childhood ambition evolved into a love of concept design and illustration for film.  A few months after graduation he was recruited on his first film, Disney’s Flight of the Navigator.  He went on to work with Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas on the Disney theme park adventure Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson.  He provided design and creative concept for Back to the Future II, The Rocketeer, Hook, The Paper, White Fang, and Arachnophobia.

 
His television production design credits include Landmark Entertainment’s Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future and The Wubbuluous World of Dr. Seuss for the Jim Henson Company.  

 

During his career as creative director and designer, Edward Eyth has provided creative vision on everything from toys to automobiles, baby products to fashion accessories, toilets to theme parks, retail environments and museum installations. He has worked for every major film studio in Hollywood, and for major theme park companies.
Eyth was educated at the prestigious Art Center College of Design where he was awarded a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and graduated with distinction. Three years after graduation,  Eyth was recruited by The Art Center College of Design to return and teach an advanced visual communication course, and was subsequently honored with the college’s “Great Teacher Award.”
 
 
His experience in the entertainment industry includes production design, set and costume design, character design, 
puppet design, illustration, environmental and theme park design, licensed product, graphics and musical composition.

 

Eyth spent the 90’s in New York City where he instructed a course in toy design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked as Creative Director for the Jim Henson Company. He has lectured at various colleges and educational institutions including UCLA, Cal State University, Parson’s School of Design – New York, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; for the Society of Illustrators, and the Puppetry Guild of Los Angeles.  He is an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts Department of Monterey Peninsula College.

 


His lifelong passion for figurative art has recently brought global recognition for his sculptural work, which has been exhibited in major cities and featured in select private collections around the world, and as part of the permanent collection of the American Sport Art Museum. His most notable achievements as a figurative sculptor are: 2013 Sport Artist of the Year honors from the American Sport Art Museum and Archives, Silver Medal Award from National Art Museum of Sport, First Place Award in The Nude In Contemporary Art (a national juried exhibition), and in 2008 Eyth was honored as the only living artist selected for inclusion in the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts “Pageant of the Masters” program.  Eyth’s figurative sculpture “Balance” was selected to represent the U.S. in the 2008 International Olympics Art Competition, and in 2007 his “Olympic Spirit” sculpture was a finalist in the Beijing Olympics Sculpture Design and part of a touring exhibition presented by the Beijing Olympic Committee in major cities around the world. 

 

In 2013 his commissioned monument to sport, a 12 foot column with three life size bronze athletes was installed for the dedication of the newly constructed Rabobank Stadium in Salinas, California

 

Eyth currently resides in central California where he continues his design consulting practice along with figurative fine art.   His recent efforts in Virtual Reality sculpting have resulted in an expanding portfolio of digital art.
 
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