Google’s tribute to Mary Blair’s 100th birthday.
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. A Google doodle was created on Friday, 21 October 2011, to commemorate her centennial anniversary. The Doodle featured an image of an illustrator as Mary would have drawn herself, surrounded by the simple patterns and shapes that made up her familiar cartoon world.
In 1991, Blair was recognized with a posthumous Disney Legend award. Also posthumously, she received the Winsor McCay award from ASIFA-Hollywood in 1996.
Information Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Blair