Storyboard Artist Was 85 – The Hollywood Reporter
David Negron Sr., a conceptual painter, illustrator and screenwriter with credits including Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade runner and the Ace Ventura movies, died. He was 85 years old.
Negron died in his sleep on October 12, his family announced.
Negron has worked on other films including Star Trek: The Movie (1979), Gremlins (1984), ghost hunters (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Midnight race (1988), Ghost (1990), Back to the future part 3 (1990), Heroes of the last action (1993) and Out of time (2003).
For Steven Spielberg, Negron helped the director visualize the iconic giant boulder chase scene in Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and the dinosaur environments presented in jurassic park (1993). He also painted pictures for Ridley Scott’s Blade runner (1982).
Born December 24, 1935 in Del Rio, Texas, and raised in San Antonio, Negron attended Baylor University, Texas A&M and, after leaving Texas in 1965, the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
He landed a job at 20th Century Fox as a Concept Painter and worked on Doctor Dolittle (1967), Hello Dolly! (1969) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970).
Negron moved to Disney, where he illustrated for films and created posters for films such as Kidnapped (1971) and Escape to Witch Mountain (1975). For WED Enterprises, the amusement park division, he created concept paintings for Disneyland and Disney World attractions like Space Mountain. He also painted the three-panel mural based on turn-of-the-century scenes that appear inside The Plaza Inn restaurant at Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.
He was a member of the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences.
Survivors include her children, Cynthia, Laura, David Jr., Joel and Lawrence; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.