Grim Natwick (1890–1990)
Considered by many animation artists to have been the greatest talent in the field, Grim Natwick is best remembered as the creator of Betty Boop. His first job as an animator was at the Max Fleischer Studio, where he developed the idea of Betty, whose ultra-feminine physique benefited from Natwick's extensive academic training in art and thorough knowledge of the human anatomy. Later, at the Walt Disney Studios, Natwick worked with other animators on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for which he was responsible for animating a total of 84 scenes, including Snow White's famous gliding run down the long, grand staircase. The Betty Boop limited edition lithographs, created by Natwick for Circle Fine Art in 1989, were the only lithographs the artist ever made - completed at the age of 99, one year before his death in 1990.