Mary Blair Gallery
MARY ROBINSON BLAIR1911 – 1978
Mary Blair began her lifelong multifaceted art career in the 1930’s as a member of the prestigious California Watercolor Society.
By 1940, Mary was working for Walt Disney and in 1941 her passionate “explosion of color” style began to emerge during the Disney Studios “South American Goodwill Tour”:
Johnny Appleseed, 1948
Alice in Wonderland, 1951
Mary’s passion for painting children began at home, with her own two sons – Donovan, born in 1947 and Kevin, born three years later in 1950:
During the late 1950’s and early 60’s, working on multiple commercial art projects in her home studio in Great Neck New York, allowed Mary to spend time with her two small sons. Some of her assignments included Meadow Gold (Beatrice Foods), Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, Pall Mall, Dutch Boy Paints, Hanes underwear and Blue Bell Clothing:
Bakers Instant Chocolate
Gifts for Family & Friends
Mary's gifts for family and friends during the late 50's and 60's were often painted on tiles, plates or cups:
The 1970’s were to be Mary’s last years of life. During these years her love of texture, color and collage art combined in a surprising and exciting “new” expression of Mary --- the Mary Blair “nude”! --- jaunty, teasing, sometimes absurd but always “innocent” and undeniably… Mary Blair.