Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

Peter Pan Concept Art | Mary Blair

Today is the birthday of Disney artist and designer Mary Blair, born on this day October 21, 1911 in McAlester, Oklahoma. Blair was an integral part of Disney, designing incredibly beautiful, unique concept art for a variety of Disney attractions and animated films, including her most well known work on the “It’s a Small World” attraction, as well as Alice in WonderlandPeter Pan, and Cinderella. In addition to her prolific Disney collection, Mary Blair was an illustrator for several Little Golden Books.

Disney’s Peter Pan‘s Mermaids | Mary Blair
Peter Pan Concept Art | Mary Blair
“It’s a Small World” façade concept painting | ~1963 | Mary Blair
Alice in Wonderland Concept Art | Mary Blair