Alice Concept Art Painting by Mary Blair

Alice in Wonderland 1951 Disney Studios

Mary Blair was born in 1911 in Oklahoma. She began her career as a well received fine art watercolorist, but soon moved to working in the animation industry, most notably for Walt Disney Studios. Her art was a great favorite of Walt's. Mary Blair worked on concept art for Saludos Amigos and the Three Caballeros, and was credited as art supervisor. She is most famous for the wonderful concept art she did for Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella. She was credited in these films as color stylist.

Alice Concept Art Painting by Mary Blair

 
Film title: Alice in Wonderland
 
Image title: Sold - Alice in garden concept painting by Mary Blair
 
Year: 1951
 
Width of Image: 10.25 inches
 
Height of Image: 8.00 inches
 
Width of Art: 10.25 inches
 
Height of Art: 8.00 inches
 
Price: $13,000.00
 
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This fantastic watercolor is a perfect example from the film for which Mary's concept art paintings is most famous. Walt Disney loved Mary Blair's sense of color styling, and asked her to help design the Disney exhibit and ride "It's a Small World" in the 1960's. She also designed the 90 foot high mural which is in the lobby of Disney's Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World which opened in 1971. Through four different decades her artistic vision and color styling were a large part of many of the most beloved creations of the Walt Disney Company.

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