Name your favorite artistby jgcorrea | created - 16 Oct 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Art_department | Something's Gotta Give
Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of 20th century art, who co-created such styles as Cubism and Surrealism, was also among most innovative, influential, and prolific artists of all time.
He was born Pablo Ruiz Picasso on October 6, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of ...
Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Zundert, Netherlands. His father, named Theodorus van Gogh, was a Protestant minister. His mother, named Anna Cornelia Carbentus, was a daughter of the "book-binder to the King" Willem Carbentus; who had bound the first Consitution of Holland. ...
Self | L'art retrouvé
Henri Emile Benoit Matisse was born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambresis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His father, named Emile Hippolyte Matisse, was a merchant, whose family were weavers. His mother, named Anna Heloise Matisse (nee Gerard), was a daughter of a tanner; she made hats and ...
4. Paul Klee
Paul Klee was born on December 18, 1879, in Munchenbuchsee, near Berne, Switzerland. His father, named Hans Klee, was a music teacher. Young Klee started lessons in music and art at the age of 7. He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. There his teacher was Franz von Stuck, who also ...
Auguste Rodin was a prominent French sculptor best known for "The Thinker."
He was born Francois-Auguste-Rene Rodin, on November 12, 1840, in Paris, France. His father, Jean-Baptiste Rodin, was a detective in the Paris police department. His mother, Marie Cheffer, was a former seamstress. Rodin was ...
Art_department | The Lively Arts
Wassily Kandinsky, a lawyer turned artist, belongs in the Pantheon of the 20th century artists alongside Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
He was born Wassily (Vasili Vasilevich) Kandinsky on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Vasili Silvesterovich Kandinsky, was a successful Russian ...
9. Edvard Munch
Art_department | Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä
Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863 in Løten, Hedmark, Norway. He is known for his work on Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä (1987), Rediscovering the Image (1965) and Pioneers of Modern Painting (1971). He died on January 23, 1944 in Ekely in Oslo, Norway.
11. Jackson Pollock
Art_department | American Gothic
Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming, USA as Paul Jackson Pollock. He is known for his work on American Gothic (2016), Works of Calder (1950) and The New York School (1972). He was married to Lee Krasner. He died on August 11, 1956 in Springs, New York, USA.
13. Auguste Renoir
Self | Ceux de chez nous
Pierre-Auguste Renior was born on February 25, 1841, in Limoges, France. His father was a tailor and his mother was a dressmaker. In 1845 his family moved to Paris and settled near the Louvre Museum. There young Renoir had his first experience with art.
From age 13 he became an apprentice painter in...
14. Maurice Utrillo
Maurice Utrillo was born on December 26, 1883 in Paris, France as Maurice Valadon. He was an actor, known for La vie dramatique de Maurice Utrillo (1949), If Paris Were Told to Us (1956) and Rendez-vous avec Maurice Chevalier n°3 (1957). He was married to Lucie Valore. He died on November 5, ...
16. Andy Warhol
Director | Chelsea Girls
Andrew Warhol's father, Ondrej, came from the Austria-Hungary Empire (now Slovakia) in 1912, and sent for his mother, Julia Zavackyová Warholová, in 1921. His father worked as a construction worker and later as a coal miner. Around some time, the family moved to Pittsburgh. During his teenage years...
18. Georgia O'Keeffe
Art_department | Marsalis on Music
The artist Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on November 18, 1887. In 1905, O'Keeffe attended the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York City to study at the Art Students League in New York City in the period 1907-08. After working as a commercial artist in Chicago, ...
20. Paul Gauguin
Writer | Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti
Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848, in Paris, France. His father, Clovis Gaughin, was a Republican editor who died on his way to Peru while escaping from Louis Napoleon. His widowed mother was a Peruvian Creole daughter of writer Flora Tristan. Young Gauguin spent early childhood in...
21. Claude Monet
Art_department | Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny
Oscar-Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. His father, named Adolphe Monet, was a grocer. His mother, named Louise-Justine Monet, was a singer. Young Monet grew up in Le Havre, Normandy. There he developed a reputation for the caricatures he loved to draw. He studied ...
23. Georges Seurat
Self | Pioneers of Modern Painting
Georges Seurat, one of the members of 'Salon des Refuses' who learned from classical training and from contemporary art and was rejected by the official Salon, became the founder of Pointilism (Divisionism) in art.
He was born Georges-Pierre Seurat on December 2, 1859, in Paris, France. He was the ...
Constantin Brâncusi was born on February 19, 1876 in Hobita, Romania. He died on March 16, 1957 in Paris, France.
25. Piet Mondrian
Art_department | The Lively Arts
Piet Mondrian was born on March 7, 1872 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands. He is known for his work on The Lively Arts (1969), L'aventure de l'art moderne (1978) and Ten Modern Artists (1964). He died on February 1, 1944 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
27. Edgar Degas
Writer | Degas et moi
Edgar Degas, one of France's most important artists who was an apprentice of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, became "the most reflecting, the most demanding, the most merciless draftsman in the world," according to his contemporaries. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism.
He was ...
29. Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera was a revolutionary Mexican artist and controversial politician, whose actions fluctuated from supporting Joseph Stalin and Soviet communism to dealing with Henry Ford and other tycoons promoting Pan-Americanism.
He was born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la ...
30. Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico. She was the seventh daughter of Guillermo Kahlo (born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo), a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico from Pforzheim, and of a mestiza mother, Matilde Calderón y González. Her ...
31. M.C. Escher
M.C. Escher was born on June 17, 1898 in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands as Maurits Cornelis Escher. He is known for his work on Labyrinth (1986), Electric Dreams (1984) and Between Earth and the End of Time (1995). He was married to Jetta Umiker. He died on March 27, 1972 in Laren, Netherlands.
32. Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann was born on February 12, 1884 in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony, Germany as Max Carl Friedrich Beckmann. He was married to Mathilde von Kaulbach and Minna Tube. He died on December 27, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA.
34. Joan Miró
Art_department | Marsalis on Music
Joan Miró was born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is known for his work on Marsalis on Music (1995), La nova cançó (1976) and John Cage (1966). He was married to Pilar Juncosa Iglesias. He died on December 25, 1983 in Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, ...
35. Georges Braque
Self | L'art retrouvé
George Braque was a French painter and sculptor, one of the inventors of Cubism along with Pablo Picasso.
He was born in 1882 in Argenteul-sur-Seine, near Paris, and grew up in Le Havre, where he studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for 2 years. He continued his studies in Paris, and earned his ...
37. Salvador Dalí
Art_department | Spellbound
Surrealist-turned-catholic painter Dalí worked on various movies as well. While a member of the French surrealist group, he co-wrote Un Chien Andalou (1929) and L'Age d'Or (1930) with Luis Buñuel. The latter may have marked the beginning of a long-lasting quarrel with the surrealists when Dalí did ...
39. Fernand Léger
Art_department | L'inhumaine
Fernand Léger was born on February 4, 1881 in Argentan, Orne, France as Joseph Fernand Henri Léger. He was a director and actor, known for L'inhumaine (1924), Ballet mécanique (1924) and Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947). He was married to Nadia Leger and Jeanne-Augustine Lohy. He died on ...
40. Man Ray
Director | Home Movies
American painter and artist in various media who participated in a few films. He helped found the Dada movement and was the prime American participant in the Surrealist movement. An American expatriate to Paris in the 1920s, he was a member of the so-called "Lost Generation" of creative minds ...
42. Henry Moore
Art_department | The Pythoness
Spencer Moore was born on July 30th, 1898 in Castleford, Yorkshire, England. He was an English sculptor and artist. Moore is known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures usually of the female body and other public works of art, many of which are located around the world. He founded the ...
43. Barbara Hepworth
Actress | Rescued by Rover
Barbara Hepworth was born on December 4, 1904 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England as Elizabeth Barbara Hepworth. She was an actress, known for Rescued by Rover (1905), The Dog Outwits the Kidnapper (1908) and Pamela's Party (1912). She died on July 22, 1997 in Surrey.
44. Norman Rockwell
Actor | Stagecoach
Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as Norman Percevel Rockwell. He is known for his work on Stagecoach (1966), Take Me Home (2013) and Arthur Godfrey Time (1952). He was married to Molly Punderson, Mary Barstow and Irene O'Connor. He died on November 8, ...
47. Marc Chagall
Art_department | The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala
Marc Chagall was a Russian-Jewish artist and writer in Yiddish who moved to France and developed his highly original style by blending elements of traditional Jewish culture with cutting-edge innovations in modern art.
He was born Moishe Segal (Russified: Marc Zakharovich Shagalov) on July 7, 1887, ...
49. Bruce Nauman
Bruce Nauman was born on December 6, 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He was previously married to Susan Rothenberg.
51. Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA as Andrew Newell Wyeth. He is known for his work on Andrew Wyeth: Self Portrait - Snow Hill (1995), Smithsonian World (1984) and The Metaphor (1980). He was married to Betsy Wyeth. He died on January 16, 2009 in Chadds Ford.
52. Robert Delaunay
Production_designer | Le p'tit Parigot
Robert Delaunay was born on April 12, 1885 in Paris, France. He was a production designer, known for The Small Parisian One (1926) and The Living Image, or the Lady of Petrograd (1926). He was married to Sonia Delaunay. He died on October 25, 1941 in Montpellier, Hérault, France.
55. Oscar Niemeyer
Art_department | Tricheurs
Oscar Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho. He is known for his work on Tricheurs (1984), Pedro Mico (1985) and Oscar Niemeyer, an Architect Committed to His Century (2000). He was married to Vera Lúcia ...
Assistant_director | La règle du jeu
Henri Cartier-Bresson was born on August 22, 1908 in Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, France. He is known for his work on The Rules of the Game (1939), L'Espagne vivra (1939) and Reunion (1946). He was married to Martine Franck and Ratna (Elie) Mohini. He died on August 2, 2004 in ...
64. Lucien Clergue
Director | Le drame du taureau
Lucien Clergue was born on August 14, 1934 in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Lucien Georges Clergue. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Le drame du taureau (1966), Caravan to Vaccares (1974) and Delta de sel (1968). He was married to Yolanda Wartel. He died on November 15, 2014 in...
65. Fernando Botero
Actor | Mi pasión por David
Fernando Botero was born on April 19, 1932 in Medellin, Colombia. He is an actor, known for Mi pasión por David (2012), Akt utan ord II (1976) and Botero (2018). He has been married to Sophia Vari since 1978. He was previously married to Cecilia Zambrano and Gloria Zea.
72. Elliott Erwitt
Director | Arthur Penn: The Director
Elliott Erwitt was born on July 26, 1928 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Arthur Penn: The Director (1970), The Great Pleasure Hunt: Japan (1985) and Beauty Knows No Pain (1972). He has been married to Pia Frankenberg since September 7, 1995. He was previously married to Susan Ringo.
73. Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon was born on May 15, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard C. Avedon. He is known for his work on Funny Face (1957), Chanel No. 5: Tomorrow's Woman (1966) and Gilda Live (1980). He was married to Evelyn Franklin and Doe Avedon. He died on October 1, 2004 in San Antonio, ...
75. George Segal
Actor | Unstrap Me
George Segal was born on November 26, 1924 in Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Unstrap Me (1968), House of the White People (1968) and Masters of Modern Sculpture Part III: The New World (1978). He was married to Helen Segal. He died on June 9, 2000 in South Brunswick, New Jersey, ...
77. Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus was born on March 14, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA as Diane Nemerov. She was married to Allan Arbus. She died on July 26, 1971 in Westbeth Artists Housing, New York City.
78. Lucian Freud
Actor | Much Too Shy
Lucian Freud was born on December 8, 1922 in Berlin, Germany as Lucian Michael Freud. He was an actor, known for Much Too Shy (1942), Imagine (2003) and Omnibus (1967). He was married to Caroline Blackwood and Kathleen Garman Epstein. He died on July 20, 2011 in London, England.
79. Georges Mathieu
Georges Mathieu was born on January 27, 1921 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France as Georges Victor Adolphe Mathieu d'Escaudoeuvres. He died on June 10, 2012 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
80. Ansel Adams
Art_department | Ben Casey
Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree ...
82. Rockwell Kent
Art_department | Night Descends on Treasure Island
Noted painter and author Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown Heights, New York, on June 31, 1883. He was an architecture student at Columbia University in New York City but dropped out in his third year to pursue an art career. For ten years he held a variety of jobs--lobsterman and carpenter, ...
85. Marcel Duchamp
Director | Anémic cinéma
Famous Dada artist who shocked the world when he submitted a urinal signed "R.Mutt" to the 1917 first exhibition of the American Society of Independent Artists at the Armory Show in New York. It was reported in a press account that (Duchamp under pseudonym) J.C. Mutt of Philadelphia, little known ...
86. Edward Steichen
Director | The Fighting Lady
Edward Steichen was a key figure of twentieth-century photography, directing its development as a prominent photographer and influential curator. During World War I, he directed aerial photography for the Army Expeditionary Forces. He renounced painting shortly thereafter, along with the vestiges ...
87. Alfred Stieglitz
Self | American Masters
Alfred Stieglitz is undoubtedly one of the most significant contributors to the history of photography. He contributed not only scientific and artistic photographic studies, but also introduced modern art to America and furthered the theory of photography as art. Stieglitz was born in Hoboken, New ...
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of America's most famous architects who introduced his concept of "Organic architecture" and designed such landmarks as the Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum of Art.
He was born Frank Lincoln Wright on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA, into a family of...
90. Oskar Kokoschka
Writer | L'assassino speranza delle donne
Oskar Kokoschka was born on March 1, 1886 in Pöchlarn, Lower Austria, Austria. He was a writer and production designer, known for L'assassino speranza delle donne (1977), The Burning Bush (2013) and Rosmersholm (1961). He was married to Olda Palkovská. He died on February 22, 1980 in Montreux, ...
91. Kurt Schwitters
Writer | The Year of Living Locked Up
After studying at both the School of Applied Art and the Royal Academy of Art in Germany, Kurt Schwitters experimented with abstract and expressionist painting before becoming involved with the Dada movement, an artistic philosophy based primarily on incongruity, absurdism, and nonsense. Although ...
Art_director | Vasha znakomaya
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Rodchenko (Alexander Rodchenko) was born on December 5, 1891, in St. Petersburg, Russia. His father, named Mikhail Mikhailovich Rodchenko, was a theatre designer. His mother, named Olga Evdokimovna, was a laundress. From 1908-1910 Rodchenko was a dental technician at Dental ...
Director | Architekturkongress
Shortly after he left the military in 1918 he decided to become an artist and he adopted the surname Moholy-Nagy. He moved to Berlin in the spring of 1920, where he was actively involved in the art scene. Besides paintings, drawings, and sculptures, he also began to create photograms, photographic ...
95. Max Ernst
Actor | L'âge d'or
Max Ernst was born on April 2, 1891 in Brühl, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for L'Age d'Or (1930), Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) and Maximiliana oder die widerrechtliche Ausübung der Astronomie (1966). He was married to Dorothea Tanning, Peggy Guggenheim, Marie-Berthe Aurenche ...
96. George Grosz
Art_department | Die Weber
George Grosz was born on July 26, 1893 in Berlin, Germany. He is known for his work on Die Weber (1927), Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler (1962) and Schaffende Hände: George Grosz (1924). He was married to Eva Louise Peter. He died on July 6, 1959 in Berlin.
Costume_designer | Bright Lights
Erté was born on November 23, 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia as Roman Petrovich Tyrtov. He was a costume designer and art director, known for Bright Lights (1925), Dance Madness (1926) and Time, the Comedian (1925). He died on April 21, 1990 in Paris, France.
99. Ruth Orkin
Writer | Little Fugitive
Ruth Orkin was born on September 3, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was a writer and director, known for Little Fugitive (1953), Lovers and Lollipops (1956) and Something's Gotta Give (2003). She was married to Morris Engel. She died on January 16, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA.