Master’s Showcase: Mary BlairMay 25, 2016
We are starting a brand new series on our blog, called Master’s Showcase! There is a list of illustrators who have paved the way for artists today that we wanted to honor with a special place on our blog and in our hearts. From children’s books to animations, these artists influenced and inspired us with our own work! First up in the series, the late, great Mary Blair.
Mary Blair is best known for her work with Disney–she worked on a huge amount of concept and animation art on early Disney films like Dumbo, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Lady and the Tramp. Afterward, she had a successful career as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, working in advertising with companies like Nabisco and Maxwell House and illustrating many children’s books. She even designed a few attractions at Disneyland, such as the It’s a Small World ride. Her work is colorful and fanciful and absolutely inspirational. We love her work and gathered a few fun pieces below:
And don’t forget this weekend we have our big show happening at Gallery Nucleus! Come see Greetings and Salutations: A Collaboration with Red Cap Cards, opening on April 25th from 7-10. Check out the Facebook invite here.