Jim Shore Disney Traditions – Prince Charming Royal Suitor Figurine
Design: Prince Charming Royal Suitor
Measurement(s): Height 19cm
Release date: 06/2014
Material(s): stone resin
Artist: Jim Shore
The charming companion piece to the 65th Anniversary Cinderella sculpture, Prince Charming makes his stand alone debut in Disney Traditions.
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. “”There’s an innocence, a purity in the designs found in early American art, particularly in quilts. These were masterpieces designed by artists driven to create. I collect quilts dating back over 150 years and when I look at the level of skill and creativity I am constantly amazed. It’s high art from everyday, often humble surroundings.”” Initially Jim pursued his art where and when he could. He studied engineering and received a degree in business, not art. He supported his young family as an engineer, honing his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time.