Cancer Artists & Painters

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 1 Rembrandt

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 15, 1606
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: October 4, 1669

Rembrandt was a Dutch printmaker, painter, and draughtsman. A master in three major art media, Rembrandt is widely considered the most important visual artist in Dutch art history and one of the greatest of all time. He is also considered the greatest etcher in the history of printmaking. His life and work inspired several films, including the 1936 movie Rembrandt.

 2 Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6, 1918

Austrian symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt, was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His primary subject was the female body, and he produced numerous paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. He was known for his deliberate painting style. He successfully avoided personal scandal despite having an active sex life.

 3 David Hockney

David Hockney
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford

Painter, photographer, printmaker, and stage designer David Hockney is best known for his works such as Portrait of an Artist, which became the most expensive piece of art by a living artist ever auctioned, at $90 million. His works have explored themes such as homosexuality. He has synesthesia, too.

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 4 Edgar Degas

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Famous As: Impressionist Painter
Birthdate: July 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 27, 1917

French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas is best remembered for his oil paintings and pastel drawings and for his signature use of dancers and bathing women as themes in his works such as Fin d'Arabesque and Woman in a Tub. He had also experimented with bronze sculptures and called himself a realist.

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 5 Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens
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Famous As: Painter & Printmaker
Birthdate: June 28, 1577
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Siegen, Nassau-Dillenburg (now North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Died: May 30, 1640

Peter Paul Rubens is considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition. He lived during the Dutch Golden Age. His style of art emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He painted altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings and also drew cartoons for the Flemish tapestry workshops. He was a classically educated humanist scholar as well.

 6 Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper
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Famous As: Realist painter
Birthdate: July 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Upper Nyack, New York, United States
Died: May 15, 1967

 7 Marc Chagall

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985

Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, a key figure of modernism, had explored a wide range of media as an artist, from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics. His major projects included the ceiling of the Paris Opéra, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Jerusalem Windows of Israel.

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 8 Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: November 13, 1903

Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French painter best remembered for his contributions to Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. He is credited with establishing a group of 15 aspiring artists, for which he served as a pivotal figure. He was regarded as a father figure to several important painters, including Vincent Willem van Gogh.

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 9 Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani
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Famous As: Painter & Sculptor
Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: January 24, 1920

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor. He is remembered for his surrealist and modern-style depiction of nudes in his portraits. Even though he spent his youth in Italy, he worked mainly in France. He enjoyed little success while he was alive. He died young at the age of 35 and received massive posthumous appreciation for his works.

 10 Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 8, 1593
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1652 AD
Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi was a prominent artist of the 17th century. She was the first female member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno and was known for her depiction of the female form. She was raped by painter Agostino Tassi and participated in a 7-month trial.

 11 Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: July 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawnton
Died: November 11, 1976

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor best remembered for his innovative kinetic sculptures designed to use either motor, air currents, or other forces of nature. A multi-talented personality, Calder was also known for his paintings, miniatures, prints, jewelry design, theater set design, political posters, and tapestries and rugs. In 1977, he was honored with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 12 Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: July 13, 1954

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.

 13 James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 11, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lowell
Died: July 17, 1903

 14 Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volos, Greece
Died: November 19, 1978

Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico, the founder of the scuola metafisica art movement, showed marked influence of his childhood spent in Greece in his work. His metaphysical paintings showcased empty cityscapes, mannequins, trains, and towers. His notable works include The Child's Brain and The Enigma of an Autumn Afternoon.

 15 John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo
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Famous As: Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

John Leguizamo is a popular stand-up comedian and actor who is credited with voicing Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age film series. Over the years, John Leguizamo has also played a major role in helping the Hispanic community and has been honored by organizations, such as the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.

 16 Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 2, 1993

Best known for his towering height, Fred Gwynne was the perfect choice for the role of Herman Munster in The Munsters. The actor and singer was a Harvard alumnus. He excelled in swimming and had also served the U.S. Navy. He later also wrote and illustrated popular children’s books.

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 17 Camille Corot

Camille Corot
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 16, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 28, 1875

French painter Camille Corot is remembered for his landscape paintings that paved the path for the Impressionist movement. Born into a milliner’s family, Corot was a poor student and shunned his family business to learn painting at 25. His works, however, were easy to replicate and led to many forgeries.

 18 Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth
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Birthdate: July 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania,, United States
Died: January 16, 2009
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 19 Chuck Close

Chuck Close
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monroe

 20 Eric Carle

Eric Carle
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: May 23, 2021

 21 Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin
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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: July 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

Artist Tracey Emin is known for incorporating subjective elements in her artwork. She experiments with media such as drawing, sculpture, and installations. She made headlines with her controversial works such as Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 and My Bed. She has also taught at the Royal Academy.

 22 Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik
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Birthdate: July 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mount Morris
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 23 Joe Shuster

Joe Shuster
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Famous As: Comic Book Artist
Birthdate: July 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 30, 1992

Joe Shuster was a comic book artist best remembered for co-creating one of the most popular comic book characters, Superman. Throughout his life, Shuster was involved in several legal battles over the ownership of the character. He was inducted into Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1992 and 1993 respectively.

 24 Tite Kubo

Tite Kubo
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Famous As: Manga artist
Birthdate: June 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hiroshima Prefecture

Tite Kubo decided to become a manga artist while studying in his elementary school, publishing several one-shot manga before he published his first series, Zombiepowder, at the age of 21. However, it was his second series, Bleach, which made him internationally known. It was also adapted as a successful television series and film.

 25 Branwell Brontë

Branwell Brontë
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Famous As: Painter, Poet, Writer
Birthdate: June 26, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire
Died: September 24, 1848

 26 Joseph Ducreux

Joseph Ducreux
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 26, 1735
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nancy
Died: July 24, 1802

 27 Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia
Died: April 22, 1945

Noted for series like Weavers’ Revolt and Peasants’ War, sculptor and graphic artist, Käthe Kollwitz, came in contact with the urban poor when she moved into Berlin's working class area. Touched by their plight, she soon started portraying them through her etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and drawings, quickly becoming a powerful advocate for those suffering from social injustice, war, and inhumanity.

 28 Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Fischinger
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: June 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: elnhausen, Germany
Died: January 31, 1967

German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter Oskar Fischinger is most-noted for creating abstract musical animation decades before development of computer graphics. Among the 50 short films he made, the short animated film Motion Painting No. 1 is listed on the United States National Film Registry. He also created special effects for the German sci-fi silent film Woman in the Moon.

 29 Bruno Schulz

Bruno Schulz
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: November 19, 1942

One of the best Polish authors of the 20th century, Bruno Schulz is remembered for his iconic works such as The Cinnamon Shops, a collection of short stories that had a Kafkaesque style. He was shot dead by a Nazi officer while returning home with a loaf of bread.

 30 Kristin Nelson

Kristin Nelson
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: April 27, 2018
Kristin Nelson is remembered for her appearances in films such as The Resurrection of Broncho Billy. She was married to actor/musician Ricky Nelson but later got involved in a bitter custody battle involving their fourth son, Sam. A primitive painter, too, she had published an autobiography interspersed with her paintings. 

 31 Peyo

Peyo
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Famous As: Comics artist, Screenwriter, Cartoonist
Birthdate: June 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: December 24, 1992

 32 Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago
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Famous As: American artist
Birthdate: July 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

 33 Karel Gott

Karel Gott
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Famous As: Singer, Painter
Birthdate: July 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plzeň

 34 Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi
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Famous As: Painter, Teacher, Soldier, Etcher, University teacher
Birthdate: July 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bologna
Died: June 18, 1964

Italian painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi is best remembered for his remarkable still life paintings of subjects such as vases, boxes, bottles, and flowers. Though he was hugely inspired by the works of Paul Cézanne, his paintings, known for their gentle, subdued tones, do not fit in any specific school of painting.

 35 Arno Breker

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Elberfeld, Wuppertal, Germany
Died: February 13, 1991

Arno Breker was a German architect and sculptor who was active during Nazi rule. The authorities endorsed his work as the antithesis of degenerate art. He created the statue Die Partei, representing the spirit of the Nazi Party. Hitler exempted Breker from military service and provided him several amenities for being the Nazi’s official sculptor. 

 36 John Martin

John Martin
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Famous As: engraver, painter
Birthdate: July 19, 1789
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haydon Bridge
Died: February 17, 1854

 37 Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 30, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cookham, England
Died: December 14, 1959

 38 Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuling, China
Died: November 17, 1968

 39 Joshua Reynolds

Joshua Reynolds
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 16, 1723
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plympton, England
Died: February 23, 1792

 40 Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: November 3, 1956

 41 Stuart Sutcliffe

Stuart Sutcliffe
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: April 10, 1962

 42 Don Rosa

Don Rosa
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Famous As: Comics artist
Birthdate: June 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville

 43 Philip Guston

Philip Guston
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: June 7, 1980

 44 Sean Scully

Sean Scully
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 45 Ernie Barnes

Ernie Barnes
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 27, 2009

 46 Paul Delaroche

Paul Delaroche
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Famous As: Painter, Artist
Birthdate: July 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
Died: November 4, 1856

 47 Robert Henri

Robert Henri
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 24, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: July 12, 1929

 48 Giacomo Balla

Giacomo Balla
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 18, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 1, 1958

 49 Max Jacob

Max Jacob
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quimper, France
Died: March 5, 1944

 50 Oswaldo Guayasamín

Oswaldo Guayasamín
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: March 10, 1999