Feb 15, 2011
Mary Blair was a illustrator whose art was very influential in many Disney animated films. Her use of color and unique aesthetic brought a modern look to Disney animation. Mary's whimsical style had a authentic child-like quality in which Walt Disney loved.
Mary started her career as an artist exhibiting watercolors. She then went on to work at Ub Iwerks studio before being hired at Disney in 1940. She was creatively involved in many Disney projects major ones including: Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Song of the South and Cinderella. Sadly Mary died in 1978 at the young age of thirty-three, however her spirit lives on in the highly influential work she created.
Examples of her influence can be seen below:
(left image Mary Blair right image Disney)
Posted by smfa.animation at 2/15/2011