Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Noirsville Noir Artwork of the Week
Preston Blair (1908-1995) Born: Los Angeles, CA; Studied: Los Angeles Art Institute, Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: American Watercolor Society, California Water Color Society. Preston Blair grew up in Southern California and studied art with Roscoe Shrader and Pruett Carter during the early 1930s. In the following years, he began a long career in the animation art business. His first job was at Universal drawing Oswald the Rabbit, then at the Charles Mintz Studio working on Krazy Cat cartoons. By the mid-1930s, he was working for the Walt Disney Studios producing art for Pinocchio and Fantasia, and then in the 1940's worked on Tex Avery's masterworks of animation art at M.G.M. Studios.