Mary Blair

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Birthday
21, 1911
Birthplace
Mcalester, OK
Death Date
Jul 26, 1978 (66)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1911
Birthplace
Mcalester, OK
Death Date
Jul 26, 1978 (66)

About

Concept artist and animator who worked for the Walt Disney Company. She was named a Disney Legend in 1991.

Before Fame

She won a scholarship to attend the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and was taught by influential artists such as Pruett Carter, Morgan Russell, and Lawrence Murphy.

Trivia

She created concept art for "Alice in Wonderland," "Peter Pan," and "Cinderella," as well as character designs for Disneyland's It's a Small World and Epcot's World Showcase.

Family Life

She moved to California with her family in 1918. She married Lee Everett Blair in 1934 and both were initially employed by the Ub Iwerks Studio. Her sister-in-law was animator Preston Blair.

Associated With

She traveled to South America on a research tour associated with Franklin D. Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy.