Paul Wenzel joined Walt Disney in 1958, spending 42 years as a designer/illustrator for the Motion Picture Advertising Department. He worked on at least 100 films including many classics, such as, “Mary Poppins” and the re-issue of “Pinocchio”. In 1968 Paul painted Walt Disney’s portrait for the 6 cent U.S. commemorative stamp after Disney’s death in 1966. Paul also designed nearly a dozen Disney Company Christmas cards. He became Disney Consumer Products first Art Director for their creative publishing team, and in 1985, Paul was made Creative Director of Character Art supervising over 25 artists.
In 2000, Paul retired and is living in Prescott, AZ. Most of his time is spent painting subjects he loves- animals and American Indians.