Capricorn Artists & Painters

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 1 Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 12, 1988

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist whose legacy has had an influence upon fashion, film, music, and literature. He serves as an inspiration to street artists as he started off as one, painting graffiti on buildings. After his death, at the age of 27, the value of his work has increased; in 2017, one of his paintings sold for a record $110.5 million.

 2 Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 31, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Died: November 3, 1954

Henri Matisse was a French artist. Although he was known for his skills as a painter, Matisse was also a renowned sculptor, printmaker, and draughtsman. Along with Picasso, Matisse is regarded as one of the artists who contributed immensely to the revolutionary developments in visual arts. His works also influenced other painters who would adopt a technique called intense colorism.

 3 Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 9, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: October 22, 1906

French artist Paul Cézanne was a prominent Post-Impressionist painter and influenced much of the early-20th-century movement known as Cubism. Some of his notable works include The Card Players, The Bathers, and Pyramid of Skulls. He experimented with water colors and had created a host of still-life paintings.

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 4 Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 31, 2010

Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist best remembered for her large-scale installation art and sculpture. Also a prolific printmaker and painter, Bourgeois explored a variety of themes, such as sexuality and death. In 1997, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2009, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 5 Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10, 1931

Lebanese author and poet Khalil Gibran is best remembered for his bestselling works The Prophet and Broken Wings. One of the leaders of the Mahjar movement of Arabic literature, he specialized in incorporating mythological and mystical symbols in his works and was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche and William Blake.

 6 Eiichiro Oda

Eiichiro Oda
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Famous As: Japanese manga artist
Birthdate: January 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture

Eiichiro Oda is a Japanese manga artist best known as the creator of the series One Piece. The series is both the best-selling manga and the best-selling comic series of all time. He decided to become a manga artist as a child and began working as an assistant manga artist as a teenager, quickly gaining fame and fortune. 

 7 Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: April 6, 2012

Painter Thomas Kinkade is remembered for his realistic and idyllic themes. He gained fame by selling printed copies of his art through the Thomas Kinkade Company. He called himself the "Painter of Light” and copyrighted the phrase, too. The movie Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage was based on his life.

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 8 John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Italy
Died: April 14, 1925

John Singer Sargent, an artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation." Prolific in his output, he created more than 2,000 watercolors and around 900 oil paintings. He also made numerous sketches and charcoal drawings. He painted with remarkable technical acumen and was internationally known for his expertise.   

 9 Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krishnanagar, Bengal Presidency, British India

Soumitra Chatterjee was an Indian film actor, director, writer, playwright, singer, and poet. He often collaborated with prominent director Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in 14 films. A veteran actor with over 210 film appearances, he was the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema given by the government of India.  

 10 Paolo Uccello

Paolo Uccello
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 5, 1397
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pratovecchio, Italy
Died: December 10, 1475

Paolo Uccello was a 15th-century Florentine painter and mathematician. He worked in the Late Gothic tradition and had a style best described as idiosyncratic. As a young man, he was apprenticed to the famous sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, with whom he collaborated on his later works. His paintings representing the battle of San Romano are considered his best. 

 11 Heather McCartney

Heather McCartney
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Famous As: Artist, Potter
Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States

 12 Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: January 23, 1883

Best known for his wood-engraving, Gustave Doré was a child prodigy who began his artwork at the tender age of 5. A master lithographer and caricaturist, he began his career with Journal pour Rire. He also worked on commissions from authors such as Cervantes, Milton, and Dante.

 13 Charles Addams

Charles Addams
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Famous As: Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: January 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: September 29, 1988

Mostly known as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Charles Addams was known for including dark humor in his works. Also known by his pseudonym, Chas Addams, he gained fame for his cartoons about a family of ghosts, which later inspired The Addams Family series of the 1960s.

 14 Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 14, 1841
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: March 2, 1895

 15 Naoki Urasawa

Naoki Urasawa
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

Award-winning Japanese manga artist Naoki Urasawa is best known for his thriller Monster and the sci-fi 20th Century Boys. Fans love his intricate and psychologically complicated plots. He also teaches at the Nagoya Zokei University and is a skilled rock musician who once performed as Bob Lennon.

 16 Natasha Law

Natasha Law
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 17 Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States

Singer Marilyn Manson, whose name is a juxtaposition of the names of actress, Marilyn Monroe, and serial murderer, Charles Manson, is considered a controversial figure because of the anti-Christian messages in his songs. He leans towards the social Darwinist theory. Mechanical Animals is his most successful album to date. He has also dabbled in acting and has done some movies.

 18 Frank Caliendo

Frank Caliendo
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 19 Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: January 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Davos
Died: January 13, 1943

 20 Sandra Knight

Sandra Knight
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 21 Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 7, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: February 18, 1902

Landscape painter Albert Bierstadt immortalized the natural attractions of the American West, such as the Rocky Mountains, in his works. One of the finest painters of the Hudson River school, he specialized in paintings that showcased bright lighting, or luminism, and created over 500 paintings throughout his career.

 22 Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell
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Famous As: Film director, Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: December 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nyack
Died: December 29, 1972

Joseph Cornell was an American filmmaker and visual artist. He is best remembered as a pioneer and exponent of assemblage. Joseph Cornell is also known for his experimental films like Rose Hobart which were inspired by Surrealism.

 23 Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dronrijp, Netherlands
Died: June 25, 1912

 24 Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: January 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: May 29, 1970

Born in Germany, Eva Hesse moved with her family to England, and then to the U.S., in a bid to escape the Nazi regime. Her death due to brain tumor at age 34 cut short her dynamic career. A sculptor and painter, she experimented with media such latex, metal, and mesh.

 25 Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adachi, Tokyo, Japan

Takeshi Kitano is a Japanese comedian, TV presenter, author, actor, and filmmaker. He gained international fame in the 1970s as one half of the comedy duo Two Beat. He later pursued a solo act and became one of the top comedians in Japan. He then ventured into acting and direction as well. He won the Golden Lion award in 1997.   

 26 Vissarion

Vissarion
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krasnodar

Russian mystic and cult leader Vissarion is best remembered for launching the Church of the Last Testament. Born Sergey (or Sergei) Torop, he was once accused by Russian intelligence agencies of harming his followers physically and psychologically. While he believes to be the reincarnated Christ, he continues to run his Siberia-based cult.   

 27 David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros
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Famous As: Painter, University teacher, Military personnel
Birthdate: December 29, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chihuahua
Died: January 6, 1974

 28 Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 18, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: June 3, 1967

 29 Su Shi

Su Shi
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Painter
Birthdate: January 8, 1037
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meishan
Died: August 24, 1101

Su Shi was a Chinese writer, calligrapher, poet, painter, gastronome, pharmacologist, and politician who lived during the Song dynasty. He played a major role in the political affairs of the Song dynasty. He is credited with producing some of the best-known poems, prose, and essays and is considered one of the most decorated personalities in classical Chinese literature.

 30 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 31, 1617
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seville
Died: April 3, 1682

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. He is most famous for his religious works. He also produced numerous paintings of contemporary women and children, especially of flower girls, street urchins, and beggars. He had many followers and pupils and was one of the founders of the Academia de Bellas Artes (Academy of Art). 

 31 Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 1, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: April 14, 1861

Nineteenth-century Japanese painter and printmaker Utagawa Kuniyoshi was one of the major figures behind the ukiyo-e style of woodwork. Born to a silk-dyer, he had started as a print designer. While he initially specialized in warrior prints, he later also worked on landscapes, such as the series Famous Sights of Edo.

 32 Augustus John

Augustus John
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Famous As: Painter, Etcher
Birthdate: January 4, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tenby
Died: October 31, 1961

 33 Kelly Dorji

Kelly Dorji
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: January 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thimphu, Bhutan

Kelly Dorji is a Bhutanese actor, artist, and model known for his work in the Indian film industry. After starting his career as a model, Dorji went on to appear in popular films. Dorji is renowned for performing his own stunts in films. Kelly Dorji has also played a major role in increasing the popularity of Bhutanese films in Bhutan.

 34 Jerry Robinson

Jerry Robinson
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Famous As: Comic book artist
Birthdate: January 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 7, 2011

 35 Boris Vallejo

Boris Vallejo
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima

 36 Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 15, 1955

 37 Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
Birthdate: January 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nuremberg

Kiki Smith is a German American artist who lives and works in New York State. Smith's work focuses on themes like regeneration, sex, and birth. An influential artist, Smith's work also discusses subjects like gender and AIDS. Over the years, she has won several prestigious awards, such as the Nelson A. Rockefeller Award and Women in the Arts Award.

 38 Félix Vallotton

Félix Vallotton
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Famous As: Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Engraver, Art critic
Birthdate: December 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne
Died: December 29, 1925

 39 Gao Xingjian

Gao Xingjian
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Famous As: Writer, Painter, Translator, Novelist, Playwright, Literary critic
Birthdate: January 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ganzhou

 40 Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
Died: November 5, 1955

 41 Herb Gardner

Herb Gardner
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: December 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 25, 2003

 42 Stacia

Stacia
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Famous As: Visual artist
Birthdate: December 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ireland

 43 August Macke

August Macke
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Famous As: Expressionist Painter
Birthdate: January 3, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meschede, Germany
Died: September 26, 1914

A leader of the Expressionist group The Blue Rider, German artist August Macke had initially drawn inspiration from his amateur artist father’s paintings. His works, such as Three Girls in a Barque, focused on human subjects and mingled German and French traditions. He was killed while fighting in World War I.

 44 Henri Fantin-Latour

Henri Fantin-Latour
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 14, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: August 25, 1904

 45 Arthur Danto

Arthur Danto
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Famous As: Art critic
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Died: October 25, 2013

 46 Giovanni Boldini

Giovanni Boldini
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 31, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ferrara
Died: January 12, 1931

 47 Parmigianino

Parmigianino
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 11, 1503
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: August 24, 1540

 48 Max Bill

Max Bill
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Famous As: Architect, Painter, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Artist, University teacher
Birthdate: December 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winterthur
Died: December 9, 1994

 49 Edward Gordon Craig

Edward Gordon Craig
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Famous As: Actor, Director, Illustrator, Scenographer, Painter
Birthdate: January 16, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stevenage
Died: July 29, 1966

 50 Brion Gysin

Brion Gysin
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Famous As: Painter, Writer
Birthdate: January 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taplow, England
Died: July 13, 1986

Brion Gysin was a Canadian painter, sound poet, writer, and performance artist. Gysin was also known as an inventor of experimental devices; he is credited with inventing the Dreamachine, a stroboscopic flicker device. Brion Gysin's ideas went on to inspire the artists of the Beat Generation and other prominent personalities like Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Keith Haring.