- Influential textile DESIGNER
- One of the first designers hired by Finnish textile company Marimekko
- Her vibrant designs were inspired by her travels and nature
- Worked at Marimekko for 38 years, creating more than 500 different prints
- Her most famous design was Unikko -- nicknamed "the rebel flower" -- which she created to protest a recent company-wide ban of floral prints. Unikko soon became Marimekko's best-selling design and is still used today.
- Focused on painting for the last fourteen years of her life
Bibliography: Doyle, Caitlin. Girls Can Do Anything: From Sports to Innovation, Art to Politics, Meet Over 200 Women Who Got There First. Buffalo: Firefly Books, 2016. Print.
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