Who is Mary Blair? Google Doodle Celebrates Disney Artist’s Birthday Today

October 21, 2011, By Alex Ion

We’ve come to use Google many times  a day, every day. Be it for recipes, for news or for research, we always search the world’s biggest search engine for whatever we’re looking for.

Today I was doing my morning routine and I saw a funny Google Doodle. It’s not the most aesthetic pleasing we’ve seen — they definitely had better ones before, but it was interesting because I was asking myself … who is this Mary Blair?

And then I realized.

She’s the one who got her fingerprint on those animated films that have made our childhood so pleasant. Those who are my age know what I’m talking about — Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Peter Pan, or movies like Dumbo and Lady and the Tramp, that she also contributed to.

Mary Blair was a Disney artist. A lady with a great eye for color and design. “While the fine art she created outside of her association with Disney and her work as an illustrator is not widely known to the public, Blair’s bold and ground-breaking color design still serves as an inspiration to many of today’s contemporary designers and animators,” they say on her Wikipedia page.

Google is celebrating today her 100th birthday. Blair’s distinctive artistic style is an inspiration to everyone out there with a thing for animations or graphic designs.

Kudos to Google for their Doodle today.

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