Preston Blair Gallery

Preston Erwin Blair

(Mary's Brother-in-Law)
1908 – 1995

Preston Blair was a well diversified artist with many credits to his name. He left his stamp on several Disney films; his most notable character being “Hyacinth Hippo” from Fantasia. His brother, Lee, worked on the same “Dance of the Hours” segment creating the character of “Ben Aligator”. The brothers also worked together on Bambi. Preston left Disney after the animators strike in 1941 to pursue a career at MGM where he created the legendary Tex Avery character “Red Hot Riding Hood”. His Walter Foster How To Draw books are still sold today, giving us all a glimpse into the fascinating world of animation. 

View a unique sampling of Preston's art for sale as giclees or originals now available through

Street and Street CarOld Car On Street With Cable Car At NightLittle Girl With Hat, Looking In Mirror2 Women TalkingCircus PerformerGirl In Swimming Pool
Woman With Red Flower In HairMan And Woman Kissing (Standing)Man and Woman Kissing Surrounded by BlossomsBoy Standing in Tub of WaterGirl and Dog
Man and Woman DancingBambi Drawing3 hippo drawings3 hippo drawings3 hippo drawingsNude Women Walking
Nude women in line jumpingCover Illustration How to Draw BookRed Hot Riding HoodRed Hot Riding HoodRed Hot Riding Hood