ADG Perspective

November-December 2021

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N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 1 | P E R S P E C T I V E 9 5 chase. David contributed storyboards to other noteworthy movies such as Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Ghost and Dante's Peak. With an innovative use of red and blue directions, egrn was one of fi rst to depict action and camera movement with colored arrows and without written notes. In 1997, David was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his notable contributions to the motion picture industry. Though having worked with a wide variety of media with his posters, storyboards and concept illustrations, Negrón favored his oil paints. Feeling as if only oils obtained the permanency and breath of scope to encompass his fi lm experience, egrn believed that painting with oils was a satisfactory conclusion to his artwork. David continued to paint and today his works are displayed in Disneyland, Disney World and Disneyland Paris, as well as included in the collections of Steven Spielberg, Fay Dunaway, Richard Zanuk, Times Mirror and Bill Gates. His contemporaries hold him in high esteem and recognize his rare talent as one of the great American modern impressionists. Negrón's studio, residing in ell ower, alifornia, has become a home to hundreds of his paintings, storyboard panels and even the artwork of his own children. After retiring from constant fi lm work, avid's painting subjects rounded to turn-of-century themes, religious depictions and portraits of his own family and grandchildren. Many examples of his work can be found at As a member of the motion picture industry for over 50 years, David J. Negrón Sr. left a lasting impact on those he worked alongside, as well as having a hand in new Hollywood fi lms. oted to be knowledgeable and humble, he was well respected among his peers and always brought his best work to a project. Even as a father and grandfather, David Negrón held the values of family and faith strongly. He dedicated his remaining years to leisurely painting and spending time with his beloved family. He is survived by his 5 children, 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, many of whom have followed in his artistic footsteps. C. STORYBOARD FOR BOULDER SEQUENCE IN INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981). D. CONCEPT PAINTING FOR JURASSIC PARK (1993). E. STORYBOARD FOR SPOCK'S SPACE WALK. STAR TREK (1979). F. KING KONG (1978). CONCEPT PAINTING FOR POSTER. G. DAVID J. NEGRÓN SR. SPENDING HIS TIME PAINTING. D E F G C

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