R.J. Ogren has been an artist, actor and teacher for over 35 years. Born in St. Charles, Illinois in the spring of 1944, and making his first mark as an artist when, at the age
of 6, he designed the zoo animals for the first grade play, R.J. has now created hundreds of paintings, portraits, murals, cartoons, graphic designs, scenic designs and
architectural renderings across the United States, England and Australia.
At Walt Disney World in the 70's and early 80's, R.J. was one of the original management artists in charge of creative control at The Magic Kingdom. Under the guidance of Disney
greats Marc Davis and Wathel Rodgers, R.J. painted, created and refurbished all the figures, sets, props and murals at the theme park. His work was seen every day on such
attractions as The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Country Bear Jamboree, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Peter Pan's Flight and The Carousel of Progress.