Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978), born Mary Robinson, was an American visual development artist, best remembered today for work done for The Walt Disney Company.
Blair produced striking concept art for such films as Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South, and Cinderella.
Her style also lives on through the designs for the Disney attraction It's a Small World, to which the attraction is primary modelled after her art style. Her work in Disney Parks can also be seen on an enormous mosaic inside Disney's Contemporary Resort.
Blair was posthumously honored as a Disney Legend in 1991, one of the first women to be given the honor. The Mickey Mouse episodes Yodelberg and O Sole Minnie are patterned after Blair's distinctive art style.
In 2014 The Walt Disney Family Museum hosted the comprehensive exhibition: MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair.
MagicofMaryBlair.com - official site presented by the nieces of Mary Blair
Tribute to Mary Blair, inside It's a Small World
The Google logo decorated for Mary Blair's 100th birthday
- ↑ https://waltdisney.org/exhibitions/magic-color-flair-world-mary-blair