Google honors Oklahoma-born artist Mary Blair
As reported by the Washington Post’s Comic Riffs blog, today is the 100th birthday of the late, Oklahoma-born artist Mary Blair.
Google is celebrating the artist with a homepage doodle today based on her art. Blair worked on Disney animated films including “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “Peter Pan.” She was known for bright colors and vibrant patterns.
She joined the Disney studio in 1940 and left in the mid-1950s. Later, she was hired by Walt Disney later to work on theme park attractions including “It’s A Small World.” She also worked on major advertising campaigns and on Simon and Schuster’s children’s line of “Golden Books.”
Blair died in 1978. She received a posthumous “Disney Legend” award in 1991.
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