Google celebrates Mary Blair’s 100th birthday with a doodle

Posted on Oct 21 2011 - 4:04am by Julius

Google is celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Mary Blair today with a cute, colorful Google Doodle. Mary Blair is a great American artist who is well known for her work done for animation company, Walt Disney. The doodle is based on Blair’s works of art.

The Google Doodle shows Blair painting, while the colorful floral designs that spell Google sit at the back. In the doodle, Blair symbolizes the letter ‘g’.

History

Born as Mary Robinson on 1911 in McAlester, Oklahoma, Blair moved to Texas while she was very young and moved again to California when she was seven, Blair graduated from the San Jose State College and won a scholarship at Los Angeles’ Chouinard Art Institute. In 1934, she married Lee Blair, an artist who won a gold medal in the Olympic Games for his artwork “Rodeo.”

Mary Blair produced concept arts for animated films such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, Song of the South and Alice in Wonderland. In 1967, she created the Tomorrowland Promenade’s mural art. Blair also designed the 27-meter (90 feet) mural that became the focal point of Disney’s Contemporary Resort hotel at the Walt Disney World.

Mary Blair died on July 26, 1978 due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mary Blair was recognized with a posthumous Disney Legend award in 1991. In 1996, she was given the Winsor McCay award from ASIFA-Hollywood.

What do you think of today’s Google Doodle?

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