Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale Artwork by Ron Croci

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Original artwork featured in Andersen’s Fairy Tales (Simon and Schuster, 1983). Ron Croci’s beautiful illustrations evoke the delightful and astonishing world depicted in Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless and classic stories such as “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and other wonderful fairy tales. From Ron Croci’s personal collection, the artwork presented here includes pencil studies, finished charcoals and remarkable final paintings.

ARTIST BIO:

Ron Croci is more than just an accomplished multi-media artist with 30 years of commercial and fine art experience. He continuously searches for new and different ways of expressing his love for the ocean. As a water sports enthusiasts, surfer and diver, his paintings and prints depict joyful scenes of woman in water sports, ocean landscapes and beach scapes.

Ron's artistic history began in the 1970's with a unique surrealistic style reflecting the tumultuous events of current society. As time progressed and after numerous showings in prominent galleries and museums throughout the United States, his artistic themes evolved into more landscapes and expressive figurative art.

Throughout the 1980's and 1990's, Ron's passion for bringing life to a canvas took on new and different forms, as he became a well-known illustrative artist in feature films (Equilibrium, Planet of the Apes, Charlie's Angels, Star Trek, Face Off, Blues Brothers, Risky Business), commercials, corporate and public murals and print illustrations.

At heart, Ron is first and foremost a fine artist, continuously perfecting his nationally-recognized vibrant figurative art and beachscape themes. He currently resides in Palos Verdes, California where he dedicates his full creative time producing luscious beachscapes and figurative art, as well as designing feature films for major motion picture studios. Ron's love for the ocean, vitality and water sports is clearly seen in all his rich and beautiful designs.
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Preliminary Sketch "The Swine Herd" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales51 - Preliminary Sketch "The Swine Herd" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Swine Herd by Ron Croci, graphite on drawing paper, 13.5" x 18.5" (image size 13" x 18"). This is the preliminary sketch for...
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Final Drawing "The Swine Herd" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales52 - Final Drawing "The Swine Herd" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Swine Herd by Ron Croci, charcocal on 1000H clearprint paper, 18" x 24" (image size 13"x18"). This is the final drawing that...
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Final Drawing "The Elder Tree Mother" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales53 - Final Drawing "The Elder Tree Mother" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Elder Tree Mother by Ron Croci, charcocal on 1000H clearprint paper, 18" x 24" (image size 13"x18"). This is the final drawi...
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Preliminary Sketch "What the Good Man Does is Always Right" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales54 - Preliminary Sketch "What the Good Man Does is Always Right" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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What the Good Man Does is Always Right by Ron Croci, graphite on drawing paper, 13.5" x 18.5" (image size 13" x 18"). This is th...
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Final Drawing "What the Good Man Does is Always Right" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales55 - Final Drawing "What the Good Man Does is Always Right" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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What the Good Man Does is Always Right by Ron Croci, charcocal on 1000H clearprint paper, 18" x 24" (image size 13"x18"). This i...
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Preliminary Sketch "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales56 - Preliminary Sketch "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Roses and The Sparrows by Ron Croci, graphite on drawing paper, 13.5" x 18.5" (image size 13" x 18"). This is the preliminar...
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Final Drawing "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales57 - Final Drawing "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Roses and The Sparrows by Ron Croci, charcocal on 1000H clearprint paper, 18" x 24" (image size 13"x18"). This is the final ...
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Preliminary Sketch "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales58 - Preliminary Sketch "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Roses and The Sparrows by Ron Croci, graphite on drawing paper, 13.5" x 18.5" (image size 13" x 18"). This is the preliminar...
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Final Painting "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales59 - Final Painting "The Roses and The Sparrows" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Roses and The Sparrows by Ron Croci, oil on artist board, 20" x 27". This is the final painting that appears on page 337 of Andersen&#...
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Preliminary Sketch "The Old Street" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales60 - Preliminary Sketch "The Old Street" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Old Street Lamp by Ron Croci, graphite on drawing paper, 13.5" x 18.5" (image size 13" x 18"). This is the preliminary sketc...
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Final Drawing "The Old Street" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales61 - Final Drawing "The Old Street" by Ron Croci for Andersen's Fairy Tales
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The Old Street Lamp by Ron Croci, charcocal on 1000H clearprint paper, 18" x 24" (image size 13"x18"). This is the final drawing...
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