– This item was obtained directly from the artist’s distributor. Up for sale: “Marvin the Martian” is an ORIGINAL Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Renowned Cartoon Artist Dick Duerrstein! Hand-Signed on the front and back! See the layers and thickness of paint used to make this beautiful piece of work** The background is detailed and amazing. Large and Gorgeous!!! List price: $3,300.00. the pictures reflect the exact piece you will be receiving. I have it in my possession, and it is packed and ready to ship. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THE REMARKABLE ARTWORK OF DICK DUERRSTEIN! Sensational from the very start, Dick Duerrstein’s fun and irreverent artwork is collected all around the world. “Marvin the Martian” is an original painting on un-stretched canvas, hand-signed by Duerrstein. Measures approx. 30″ x 30″ (no border). Listprice: $3,300.00 Like most artists, Dick Duerrstein found his calling early in life. He remembers that his “mother’s shopping list always included a note to buy [him] another ream of white paper to draw on.” After graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Duerrstein took a job at the Walt Disney Company, where he soon worked his way up the ladder and became the Creative Director for the company’s Consumer Products Division. It was here that he was able to work and study alongside many iconic Disney animators, including Ward Kimball (a member of Disney’s Nine Old Men, creator of Dumbo, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and Jiminy Cricket) and Chuck Jones (creator of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies). After 22 years at Disney, Duerrstein left to pursue a career in Disney Fine Art. He comments on this decision in the July 2007 issue of Art Business News: “I got a wild hair to start doing characters in more artistic ways.