What was it that Mr. Disney appreciated so much? Well, when he set out to create an animation studio, his inspiration came from realists. He liked Norman Rockwell, Thomas Hart Benton and Gustaf Tenneggren, Blair was definitely not a realist. She embraced bold colors, abstracted shapes, and embellished characters. She was Disney's modernist – the company's flair of eccentricity.
Mary Blair's work on Alice and Wonderland is what gave the film its iconic colorful look, above is the girl who played Alice for Disney inspiration, admiring Mary's work