Google today celebrates the 200th birthday of French painter Rosa Bonheur, whose successful career inspired a future generation of women in the arts.

Today's doodle is an animated image of Rosa Bonheur painting a flock of sheep on canvas.

Rosa Bonheur was born on this day in 1822 in Bordeaux, France. Her early artistic education was facilitated by her father, a minor landscape painter.

Bonheur's reputation as an animal painter and sculptor grew into the 1840s, with many of her works exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon from 1841 to 1853.

In 1853, Bonheur garnered international acclaim with her painting "The Horse Fair," which depicted the horse market held in Paris.

Her best-known painting is “The Horse Fair” which depicts the horse market in Paris. This 1853 work on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.