Archive for August 5, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Mary Blair



Mary Blair is one of my favorite artists who worked with the Walt Disney Company. Mary Blair is just as extraordinary as Disney’s famed Nine Old Men and worked for years as a concept artist with the Walt Disney Company.

Mary Blair was born in McAlester, Oklahoma in the year 1911. Blair’s style can best be described as Surrealist. My favorite work of hers is the image of a boat flying over the moon.

Mary Blair also had a very successful commercial advertising career. She often portrayed young children of foreign countries.

Blair grew up in California and attended San Jose State. Blair also studied at the Chouinard Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California.

Some films she helped to create include Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland.

Blair also produced many murals for the Disney Company. She also helped to create the Disney theme park attraction ride “It’s a small world.”

In this clip we view a great montage of works by Mary Blair:

Mary Blair passed away in 1978 at the age of 66 years old.

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