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Joshua Meador
"I Dreamt I Was Painting"

Summer, 2015

Joshua Meador, "I Dreamt I Was Painting"

The San Francisco Chronicle's Alfred Frankenstein wrote, "Joshua Meador's landscapes are free, breezy, vigorous, full of subtle touches of painter-craft to suggest movement and atmosphere and relationships in space."

The LA Times art Critic Arthur Miller wrote "Joshua Meador has the happy faculty of seeing a picture in everything from wharves to hills and paints his scenes with striking realism ... sees the outdoors with fresh eyes and a good sense of what many people can enjoy.

"I Dreamt I Was Painting," expresses what Josh was all about.

He once said, "I think I'm inclined toward impressionism ... I want to paint and interpret the way I feel and not be influenced by any one school. ... I like to select a subject according to the emotional quality and enjoy painting it emotionally rather than breaking it down to rule, form or dynamic symmetry."


Video Intro for "Joshua Meador: I Dreamt I Was Painting"

Today, Joshua Meador is revered as one of the pioneering fathers of early animation.

After graduating the Art Institute in Chicago, Josh's first job at the Disney Studios was to serve as lead animator on Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Throughout his career, he made significant contributions for every major studio project though Mary Poppins in 1964. He was one of the directors of Fantasia in 1939 and was a member of the Disney effects team winning an Oscar for 20,000 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Below are linked thumbnails of some of the Meador paintings on exhibit

Joshua Meador I Dreamt I Was Painting
"I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Joshua Meador Tending the Net
Tending the Net

Caspar Reef Spray

Wild is the Wind

Caspar Point

Bodega Bayflat

Waiting at Noyo

Inner Harbor

Newport Harbor, Oregon

Cannery Row
Joshua Meador Pow Wow Midsized Thumbnail
Pow Wow 18 x 14
Disney Collection
Joshua Meador Far Beyond Disney Collection Midsized Thumbnail
"Far Beyond" #1820 14 x 18
Disney Collection
Joshua Meador Carmel Coast Midsized Thumbnail
Carmel Coast
20 x 27
Joshua Meador Sur Montage Midsized Thumbnail
Sur Montage20 x 27
Meador Family Collection



Sheep Ranch Mendocino

Fun Time
King Arthur Carousel,

South Nevada

Sierra Wilds
Joshua Meador Smoke Trees
Smoke Trees
Disney Collectio

Road to Mt. Whitney

The Last Symphony
Painted for a reception
in honor of Salvador Dali's
visit to Disney Studios

Taos Pow Wow
Meador Family Collection

The following Meador paintings are not on exhibit.
With an advance request, you can arrange to view them at the gallery for an appointed visit.

Joshua Meador Caspar Reef Spray Midsized Thumbnail
Caspar Reef Spray 24 x 36
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador Pacific Cove Midsized Thumbnail
Pacific Cove 20 x 27
Joshua Meador Village by the Sea Haystack Rock Cannon Beach Oregon Midsized Thumbnail
Village by the Ocean24 x 34
Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Joshua Meador Evening's Glow on Caspar Beach
Evening's Glow on Caspar Reef 22 x 34
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador Cliff Shapes Caspar
Cliff Shapes (Caspar) 22 x 30
Joshua Meador Composed by the Ocean mid sized thumbnail
Composed by the Ocean
24 x 30
Meador Family Collection
Joshua Meador Perimeter
Perimeter 27 x 40
Meador Family Collection
Joshua Meador Fountain of Spring Midsized Thumbnail
Fountain of Spring #1332
22 x 30
Joshua Meador Park
22 x 30
Joshua Meador Full Bloom Midsized Thumbnail
Full Bloom
20 x 27
Joshua Meador Duncans Mills Midsized Thumbnail
Duncans Mills,
circa late 1940's
20 x 27
Joshua Meador Hill Village Midsized Thumbnail
"Hill Village" 1951
Joshua Meador Jack's Horses Midsized Thumbnail
Jack's Horses 14 x 18
Meador Family Collection
Joshua Meador Strolling in the Park Midsized Thumbnail
Strolling in the Park
24 x 36
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador Desert Planes Midsized Thumbnail
Desert Planes 22 x 30
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador Desert Landscape Midsized Thumbnail
Desert Landscape
20 x 27
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador A Clear Crispy Day Midsized Thumbnail
"A Clear Crispy Day"
Joshua Meador Fresh Water Midsized Thumbnail
Fresh Water

18 x 24
Joshua Meador To Water Midsized Thumbnail
"To Water" 22 x 30
Joshua Meador Glacier Midsized Thumbnail
"Glacier"24 x 34
Mt. Whitney near Lone Pine, CA
Joshua Meador Sierra Cabin Bishop Midsized Thumbnail
Sierra Cabin Bishop
Joshua Meador Quaking Aspens Midsized Thumbnail
"Quaking Aspens"12 x 16