Victor Haboush began his career as an art director at Walt Disney Studios, after studying at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. At Disney, he received screen credit for his work on such animated classics as “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Lady and The Tramp” and “101 Dalmatians” as well as the Academy Award winning short film, “Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom”.  Later, as head art director at UPA, he worked on the animated feature, “Gay Puree”.  Haboush also worked on “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons” for Hanna-Barbera Productions and “Mr. Limpet” for Warner Bros. His formation of Spungbuggy Works with writer John Dunne and fellow animator, Herb Stott, marked Haboush’s switch from animation to live action films.

For more than two decades, Haboush worked as a director/cameraman in his own commercial production business, the Haboush Company.  He won numerous awards, including the Cannes Gold and Silver Lions, Clios, and IBAs. Haboush’s commercials often combined both dialogue and animation with live action. His extensive commercial credits include Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Hefty Bags and Schlitz Malt Liquor. Although he retired in the mid 90’s and returned to painting full time, Haboush returned to animation a few years later to work on the critically acclaimed feature “Iron Giant”. He received screen credit as a developmental artist.

Haboush considers himself an emerging artist who is still studying art. He experiments with different techniques and mediums, often painting on a “work in progress” for years before he is satisfied with the final rendition. Painting subjects are plucked from Haboush’s life in Los Angeles, periodicals, photographs, anything that catches the painter’s eye and fancy. Jazz musicians, sea gulls, zaftig nudes and roses all come alive in oil. A day at the beach is captured in oils and in watercolors. Each painting is a unique composite of the artist’s continual learning process and his fascination with the world around him. Haboush hopes that by using his knowledge, talent and paint he can transform flat white surfaces into works of wonder, mystery and universal emotions.

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