Personal Art

Mary Blair is most associated with her Disney art and accomplishments (namely Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and It's a Small World). However, it is her personal art that she did for family, friends, and special occasions that we would like to, now, also share with the world -- projects done for fun, fancy and pure pleasure -- Mary Blair without limits!! We hope you enjoy this unique collection of art as we have all our lives. It is our fondest wish that people everywhere will see in Mary's art what Walt Disney saw nearly seventy-five years ago.

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San Francisco Night
San Francisco Night

San Francisco Night

SIZE: 13.5" w x 19.5" h

ORIGINAL MEDIUM:
Watercolor on paper

 

Done in the early 1930’s, shortly after Mary and Lee were married and lived briefly in San Francisco. Mary had just graduated from Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles and her “explosion of color” style had not yet emerged.

Triple Elephants
Triple Elephants

Triple Elephants

SIZE: 17" w x 11" h

ORIGINAL MEDIUM:
Gouache on Art Board

 

This colorful piece was painted around the same time as the Triple Giraffes and was displayed in the home of Mary and Lee until their deaths. Mary painted windmill shaped flowers on the surrounding mat board and topped it off with a hand painted wooden frame – in “pink”, of course.

Triple Giraffes
Triple Giraffes

Triple Giraffes

SIZE: 9" w x 15" h

ORIGINAL MEDIUM:
Gouache on Art Board

 

This delightful painting was created in the early 60’s by Mary for her sister Peggy and brother-in-law Frank, to accent the color scheme of yellow and orange in the Richardson’s new home. Mary’s paintbrush extended onto the surrounding mat board with a textured design and ended with a coat of bright orange paint on the bamboo wood frame. Very Mary.

Abstract Heads
Abstract Heads

Abstract Heads

SIZE: 14" w x 10" h

ORIGINAL MEDIUM:
Gouache

 

A very unusual Mary Blair “Picasso-like” study of male faces.  There is an unmistakable cinematic quality and a deep dimensional feel to this very striking painting from the early 60’s.