Aries Artists & Painters

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 1 Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci.
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: April 15, 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anchiano, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519

Widely regarded as one of the greatest painters ever, Leonardo da Vinci was an extremely talented polymath. While his work The Mona Lisa became the most famous portrait, his drawing The Vitruvian Man became a cultural icon. A man well ahead of his time, Leonardo is also known for his notes on science and invention.

 2 Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter and is said to be one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. However, he was not commercially successful in his lifetime and died by suicide at 37 after years of mental health issues and poverty. He gained recognition and respect in the 20th century.

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 3 Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya.
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Famous As: Painters
Birthdate: March 30, 1746
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fuendetodos
Died: April 16, 1828
One of the most successful and distinguished artists of his time, Spanish painter Francisco Goya is regarded as both the first of the moderns and last of the Old Masters. His career was initially marked by Rococo style tapestry cartoons and Spanish aristocracy and royalty but later his works became pessimistic.

 4 Max Ernst

Max Ernst.
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: April 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brühl
Died: April 1, 1976

Max Ernst was a German painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and poet. A pioneer of the Dada movement, Ernst played an important role in popularizing surrealism during the early-20th century. He is also credited with inventing a couple of techniques, namely frottage and grattage. In 2005, the Max Ernst Museum was opened in his honor in Brühl, Germany.

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 5 Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama.
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Famous As: Contemporary Artist
Birthdate: March 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is known for her variety of artforms, including sculpture, installations, paintings, and fashion. She mingles elements such as feminism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism, and expresses her struggle with mental illness through her art. She has also published books and produced an award-winning film. 

 6 Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama.
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Famous As: Japanese Manga Artist
Birthdate: April 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese character designer and manga artist. The creator of one of the most popular manga series of all time, Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama is widely considered one of the most influential artists to have changed the history of manga; his creation Dragon Ball is often cited as a source of inspiration by several manga artists.

 7 Tom Franco

Tom Franco.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California

Tom Franco is an American artist and actor. He is credited with founding the Firehouse Art Collective, an art gallery in Berkeley, California. The younger brother of actor and filmmaker, James Franco, Tom Franco followed in the footsteps of his brother to become an actor before exploring his skills as an artist.

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 8 Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky.
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Famous As: Abstract Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: July 21, 1948
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 9 Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Artist
Birthdate: April 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 10 Gutzon Borglum

Gutzon Borglum.
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 25, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Charles, Idaho, United States
Died: March 6, 1941

 11 Erika Cosby

Erika Cosby
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 12 Henry Darger

Henry Darger
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: April 13, 1973

 13 Frieda Hughes

Frieda Hughes
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Famous As: Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Birthdate: April 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London

 14 John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 10, 1917

 15 James Ensor

James Ensor
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
Died: November 19, 1949

 16 Ami James

Ami James
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Famous As: Tattoo artist
Birthdate: April 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Israel

Born in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, then part of Israel, Ami James began illustrating at age 6, perhaps to compensate for the absence of his artist father, who had abandoned the family. Mentored by tattooist Lou Sciberras, he now owns several tattoo studios and the online tattoo community Tattoodo.

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 17 Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Famous As: Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter, Journalist
Birthdate: March 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yonkers

 18 Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington.
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Famous As: Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter
Birthdate: April 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: May 25, 2011

Leonora Carrington was a Mexican artist, novelist, and surrealist painter. During the 1970s, Carrington played an important role in Mexico's women's liberation movement as she was one of the founding members of the movement. Carrington, who was fascinated by symbolism and myth, studied alchemy, Popol Vuh, post-classic Mayan mystical writings, and the kabbalah.

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 19 Chris Barrie

Chris Barrie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

Born to an armyman father, Chris Barrie worked as a grave filler after dropping out of college. He then got a break on a TV show. Best known for his portrayal of Arnold Rimmer in the series Red Dwarf, he also gained fame with the BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire.

 20 Joe Alaskey

Joe Alaskey
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 2016

 21 Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 22, 1599
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Antwerp
Died: December 9, 1641

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who started painting at an early age before going on to become the leading court painter in England. Although he is best remembered for painting the aristocracy, van Dyck also painted biblical and mythological subjects. In 1632, Anthony van Dyck received a knighthood from Charles I.

 22 Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano
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Famous As: Character designer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Artist, Blogger, Animator, Painter
Birthdate: March 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shizuoka

Japanese visual artist and illustrator Yoshitaka Amano is a renowned name in the animation industry. Apart from creating iconic characters such as Gatchaman, he has also illustrated for the video game series Final Fantasy. The Inkpot Award winner has also worked for two Vampire Hunter D movies.

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 23 Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Missouri
Died: January 19, 1975

 24 Geneviève Castrée

Geneviève Castrée.
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Famous As: Canadian Cartoonist
Birthdate: April 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loretteville, Quebec
Died: July 9, 2016

 25 Jean-Honore Fragonard

Jean-Honore Fragonard
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 5, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Died: August 22, 1806

 26 Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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 27 Carl Barks

Carl Barks
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Writer, Painter, Farmer, Journalist
Birthdate: March 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merrill
Died: August 25, 2000

 28 Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: April 6, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 18, 1898

French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau is best remembered for his erotic paintings of mythological and religious figures. His works were deeply influenced by Théodore Chassériau, his teacher, and later by the Italian Renaissance. The Apparition and Jupiter and Sémélé remain two of his best-known works.

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 29 Juan Gris

Juan Gris.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid
Died: May 11, 1927

Juan Gris was a Spanish painter whose paintings are counted among the Cubism movement's most distinctive works. Gris's works and style influenced the Purist style of Charles Edouard Jeanneret and Amédée Ozenfant. Some of his paintings, such as Still Life with Checked Tablecloth and The musician's Table, have sold for millions of dollars at the auction.

 30 Heinz Linge

Heinz Linge
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 23, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bremen
Died: March 9, 1980

Heinz Linge went from being a bricklayer to a Schutzstaffel official. He joined Adolf Hitler’s household staff, as his valet. Stationed at the Führerbunker with Hitler during the fall of the Nazis, he was eventually tasked with cremating Hitler’s body. Captured by the Red Army, he later penned a memoir.

 31 Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely
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Famous As: Painter, Visual artist, Sculptor
Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pécs
Died: March 15, 1997

Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely pioneered the Op Art movement, using geometric angles and depth in works such as Vega-Nor. He initially worked as a graphic artist in advertising agencies and then created masterpieces influenced by Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. His work Zebra remains one of his best-known pieces.

 32 Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 13, 2017

Known as the Rolling Stones muse, for her affairs with at least two of the iconic rock band’s members, Anita Pallenberg was an actor-model. The Rolling Stones tracks such as You Got The Silver and Angie were inspired by her. She had also studied fashion designing after recovering from drug addiction.

 33 Robert Delaunay

Robert Delaunay
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 12, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 25, 1941

 34 Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 16, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 30, 1842

 35 William Holman Hunt

William Holman Hunt
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Famous As: Painter, Artist
Birthdate: April 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheapside
Died: September 7, 1910

 36 J. C. Leyendecker

J. C. Leyendecker
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Famous As: Illustrator, Painter, Artist
Birthdate: March 23, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montabaur
Died: July 26, 1951

 37 Jamini Roy

Jamini Roy.
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Famous As: Indian painter
Birthdate: April 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bankura, West Bengal, India
Died: April 24, 1972

 38 Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macklin
Died: December 16, 2004

 39 Dora Carrington

Dora Carrington
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hereford
Died: March 11, 1932

 40 Steve Dillon

Steve Dillon
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Famous As: Comics artist
Birthdate: March 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 22, 2016

 41 Jeanne Hebuterne

Jeanne Hebuterne
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, French Third Republic
Died: January 26, 1920

 42 Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett
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Famous As: Sculptor, Printmaker, Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: April 2, 2012

 43 Peter Doig

Peter Doig
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 44 Charlotte Salomon

Charlotte Salomon
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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: April 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: October 10, 1943

German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon was killed along with her unborn child by the Nazis at Auschwitz when she was barely 26. Her haunting memoir, Life? or Theater?, provides a graphic portrayal of her life through innovative transparencies and signature images. Its subtitle, singspiel, signifies it was a light opera.

 45 Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway
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Famous As: Theatre director, Film director, Writer, Experimental artist, Screenwriter, Painter, Film editor, Actor, Cinematographer, Television director
Birthdate: April 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport

 46 Charles Willson Peale

Charles Willson Peale
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chester
Died: February 22, 1827

 47 Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann
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Famous As: Painter, Artist
Birthdate: March 21, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weißenburg in Bayern
Died: February 17, 1966

Mostly hailed as an influential art teacher, Hans Hofmann was also a great artist and a pioneer in the use of improvisatory techniques. Born in Germany, he migrated to USA after Nazis came to power. There he opened his own school and moving away from Expressionistic landscapes developed totally an abstract manner, paving the way for Abstract Expressionism.

 48 Alison Lapper

Alison Lapper
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Famous As: Painter, Photographer
Birthdate: April 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Burton upon Trent

 49 Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens
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Famous As: Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter, Designer, Graphic designer, University teacher
Birthdate: April 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: February 27, 1940

Considered one of the pioneers of industrial design, German architect Peter Behrens had built his own house and all his furniture at the Darmstadt artists’ colony. The AEG Turbine Factory was one of his best-known works, and he had also designed their electric fans, lamps, and retail shops.

 50 Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calais
Died: October 6, 1893