Gemini Artists & Painters

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Albrecht Durer
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Birthdate: May 21, 1471
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: April 6, 1528

Albrecht Durer was a German painter, theorist, and printmaker of the German Renaissance. During his 20s, Durer established his reputation as a popular printmaker across Europe, thanks to his high-quality woodcut prints. His popularity enabled him to work with major Italian artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Giovanni Bellini, and Raphael. Albrecht Durer also influenced generations of artists, especially in printmaking.

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Paul Gauguin
(Artist)

Paul Gauguin
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Birthdate: June 7, 1848
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 8, 1903
French Post-Impressionist artist, sculptor, and writer Paul Gauguin was a major figure in the Symbolist movement. He had worked as a stockbroker and businessman before gaining fame as an artist. He influenced the French avant-garde and modern artists such as Pablo Picasso and also led the way for Primitivism.

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Peter Paul Rubens
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Birthdate: June 8, 1577
Birthplace: Siegen, 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.

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Egon Schiele
(Painter)

Egon Schiele
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Birthdate: June 12, 1890
Birthplace: Tulln, Austria
Died: October 31, 1918

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter whose work is well-known for its raw sexuality and intensity. An early exponent of Expressionism, Schiele was one of the early-20th century's most prominent figurative painters. His life and career inspired the 1980 biographical film Excess and Punishment, in which Schiele was played by German actor Mathieu Carrière. 

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Gustave Courbet
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Birthdate: June 10, 1819
Birthplace: Ornans, France
Died: December 31, 1877
Born to a farmer in eastern France, Gustave Courbet was initially gearing up to study law but later deviated to art. He started by copying Spanish painters and later rebelled against Romanticism, focusing on real-life subjects around him instead and thus developing 19th-century Realism.

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John Constable
(Romantic Painter)

John Constable
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Birthdate: June 11, 1776
Birthplace: East Bergholt
Died: March 31, 1837

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Nicolas Poussin
(French Painter)

Nicolas Poussin
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Birthdate: June 15, 1594
Birthplace: Near Les Andelys, Normandy, Kingdom of France (now France)
Died: November 19, 1665

The founder of the French Classical tradition, painter Nicolas Poussin was initially influenced by Venetian art but later deviated to antiquity. Most of his paintings showcased historical, mythological, biblical elements but some were also inspired by landscapes and poetry. The Death of the Virgin remains one of his best-known works.

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Donald Judd
(Artist, Architect, Sculptor, Painter)

Donald Judd
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Birthdate: June 3, 1928
Birthplace: Excelsior Springs
Died: February 12, 1994

Donald Judd was an American artist widely regarded as one of the most prominent international exponents of minimalism. He is credited with founding a contemporary art museum named Chinati Foundation which houses the collection of popular artists like Carl Andre, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, and John Wesley. Judd also contributed as a teacher at many academic institutions in the USA.

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Hirohiko Araki
(Manga artist)

Hirohiko Araki
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Birthdate: June 7, 1960
Birthplace: Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Hirohiko Araki is a Japanese manga artist best known for writing and illustrating the popular manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, which has sold more than 100 million copies in Japan. Also a responsible citizen, Hirohiko Araki drew artwork depicting the Hiraizumi ruins in an attempt to raise awareness of the reconstruction efforts of the ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Édouard-Henri Avril
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Birthdate: May 21, 1849
Birthplace: Algiers [El Djazaïr], Algeria
Died: July 28, 1928

Before he revolutionized 19th-century erotica as Paul Avril, Édouard-Henri Avril was a soldier. An injury sustained in the Franco-Prussian War cut short his military life, and he was pushed into Paris sex salons to study art. His most notable works, such as the illustrations for Fanny Hill, were largely banned.

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Mary Cassatt
(Painter)

Mary Cassatt
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Birthdate: May 22, 1844
Birthplace: Allegheny
Died: June 14, 1926

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Henri Rousseau
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Birthdate: May 21, 1844
Birthplace: Laval, France
Died: September 2, 1910

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
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Birthdate: June 7, 1868
Birthplace: Townhead, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Died: December 10, 1928

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, and artist. He was married to fellow artist Margaret Macdonald, and they both were influential on the European design movements Art Nouveau and Secessionism. Mackintosh is considered one of the most important figures of Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style). In his later years, he worked largely as a watercolorist. 

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John Everett Millais
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Birthdate: June 8, 1829
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: August 13, 1896

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Christy Brown
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Birthdate: June 5, 1932
Birthplace: Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 7, 1981

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Vanessa Bell
(Painter)

Vanessa Bell
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Birthdate: May 30, 1879
Birthplace: London
Died: April 7, 1961

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Patrisse Cullors
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Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Terry Fator
(Ventriloquist)

Terry Fator
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Birthdate: June 10, 1965
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
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Lisa Hanawalt
(Cartoonists)

Lisa Hanawalt
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Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

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Peter Carl Fabergé
(Jeweller best known for the famous Fabergé eggs made in the style of genuine Easter eggs)

Peter Carl Fabergé
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Birthdate: May 30, 1846
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 24, 1920

Apart from being the official jeweler of the Russian imperial court, Peter Carl Fabergé also created some of the most innovative jewelry designs, such as the iconic Fabergé eggs. He had also launched workshops in London, Moscow, and Kiev. Later, hounded by the revolutionary government, he fled to Switzerland.

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John Trumbull
(War veterans)

John Trumbull
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Birthdate: June 6, 1756
Died: November 10, 1843

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Djuna Barnes
(Artist)

Djuna Barnes
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Birthdate: June 12, 1892
Birthplace: Storm King Mountain, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 1982
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Judith Kerr
(Writer and illustrator whose books sold more than 10 million copies around the world)

Judith Kerr
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Birthdate: June 14, 1923
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 22, 2019

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Gerald Scarfe
(Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator, Artist, Postage stamp designer, Painter)

Gerald Scarfe
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Birthdate: June 1, 1936
Birthplace: St John's Wood

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Leon Botha
(Painter, Singer, Disc jockey)

Leon Botha
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Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Birthplace: Cape Town
Died: June 5, 2011

Leon Botha was a South African disk jockey and painter whose association with Die Antwoord made him popular throughout the country. He was also famous for being one of the longest-lived persons with progeria. Leon Botha's life and career inspired the one-act opera Solarize.

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Larry D. Alexander
(Visual Artist Best Known for His Elaborate Pen-and-Ink Drawings and Crosshatching Technique)

Larry D. Alexander
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Birthdate: May 30, 1953
Birthplace: Dermott, Arkansas, United States

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Walter Sickert
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Birthdate: May 31, 1860
Birthplace: Munich
Died: January 22, 1942

Part of the Camden Town Group of painters, who showcased both Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, German-born British painter Walter Sickert liked painting both people and scenes. His work Jack the Ripper's Bedroom gave rise to speculations that he could have been either the killer or his accomplice.

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Andre Derain
(Artist)

Andre Derain
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Birthdate: June 10, 1880
Birthplace: Garches, France
Died: September 8, 1954

Andre Derain is considered a co-founder of Fauvism, along with fellow artist Henri Matisse, who was one of his classmates at the Académie Carriere. He also created theatrical décor for Ballets Russes and woodcut book illustrations for authors such as Antonin Artaud and André Breton.

Henry Ossawa Tanner
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Birthdate: June 21, 1859
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: May 25, 1937

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Jill Gibson
(Painter, Photographer, Singer, Songwriter)

Jill Gibson
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Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Birthplace: Los Angeles

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Kurt Schwitters
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Birthdate: June 20, 1887
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 8, 1948

German artist and poet Kurt Schwitters, known for collage, artist's book, installation, sculpture and poetry, is noted for his collages and relief-constructions. Schwitters planned a Dada section in Hanover and the Merz art-style traces back to him, which he found by chance while forming a collage with the German word Kommerz. One of his notable works is Das Undbild, 1919.

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Jeanne-Claude
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Birthdate: June 13, 1935
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
Died: November 18, 2009

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Chanel Miller
(She was known anonymously after she was sexually assaulted on the campus)

Chanel Miller
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Birthdate: June 12, 1992
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff
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Birthdate: June 13, 1935
Birthplace: Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Died: May 31, 2020

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LeRoy Neiman
(Artist, Painter)

LeRoy Neiman
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Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Birthplace: Saint Paul
Died: June 20, 2012

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Ellsworth Kelly
(Sculptor, Painter, Artist)

Ellsworth Kelly
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Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Birthplace: Newburgh (city), New York
Died: December 27, 2015

Ellsworth Kelly was an American sculptor, painter, and printmaker best remembered for his association with Color Field painting, hard-edge painting, and minimalism. Over the course of his illustrious career, Kelly was honored with several prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Edward MacDowell Medal.

John Baldessari
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Birthdate: June 7, 1931
Birthplace: National City, California
Died: January 2, 2020

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Greta Zimmer Friedman
(Dental assistant)

Greta Zimmer Friedman
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Birthdate: June 5, 1924
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Died: September 8, 2016

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Franz Kline
(Abstract Expressionist Artist)

Franz Kline
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Birthdate: May 23, 1910
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 13, 1962

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Adah Isaacs Menken
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Birthdate: June 15, 1835
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: August 10, 1868

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Barbara Parkins
(Actress, Singer)

Barbara Parkins
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Birthdate: May 22, 1942
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian-American actor Barbara Parkins was a 60s’ icon and is best remembered as Betty Anderson from the series Peyton Place and Anne Welles from the film Valley of the Dolls. The Emmy-nominated actor is now a wildlife activist and a photographer. She has also appeared in Playboy magazine.

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Lars Vilks
(Artist)

Lars Vilks
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Birthdate: June 20, 1946
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden

Swedish artist Lars Vilks created a major controversy with one of his drawings that showed Prophet Muhammad's head set on a dog's body. Previously, his 2 sculptures, Nimis and Arx, set in the Kullaberg nature reserve, were attacked by vandals. He died in a traffic accident in southern Sweden.

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Edgar Froese
(Artist)

Edgar Froese
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Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: January 20, 2015

A pioneer in electronic music and founder of music band Tangerine Dream, Edgar Willmar Froese started playing guitar at the age of 15. At nineteen, he formed his first group, which disbanded within three years. By then, he had started experimenting and eventually formed Tangerine Dream, concurrently continuing to sing solo and release solo albums.

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Domenico Ghirlandaio
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Birthdate: June 2, 1448
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 11, 1494

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Jim Dine
(Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker)

Jim Dine
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Birthdate: June 16, 1935
Birthplace: Cincinnati

Jim Dine is an American artist who focuses on painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and sculpting. Throughout his career, Dine has been linked with many art movements, including Neo-Dada, Pop Art, and Abstract Expressionism. Over the years, Jim Dine’s work has been displayed in various museums like the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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Karl Blossfeldt
(Former photographer, sculptor best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst)

Karl Blossfeldt
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Birthdate: June 13, 1864
Birthplace: Schielo, Germany
Died: December 9, 1932

Karl Blossfeldt was a German photographer, artist, sculptor, and teacher. He is best remembered for his work Urformen der Kunst, a collection of close-up photos of animals and plants. The book became highly influential and Blossfeldt's works were used as teaching tools in Berlin. Blossfeldt also served as a professor at the United State Schools for Fine and Applied Art. 

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John Bauer
(Painter)

John Bauer
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Birthdate: June 4, 1882
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1918

Swedish painter John Bauer, best known for his portraits of dense forests and fairy tale creatures, first gained fame with the release of his book Amongst Gnomes and Trolls. Part of the Romantic nationalistic movement, he was inspired by both the Italian Renaissance and Sami cultures. He died in a shipwreck.

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Natalya Goncharova
(Russian artist)

Natalya Goncharova
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Birthdate: June 3, 1881
Birthplace: Nagayevo, Russia
Died: October 17, 1962

Natalya Goncharova was a Russian avant-garde painter, writer, illustrator, costume designer, and set designer. A member of avant-garde groups like Jack of Diamonds and Donkey's Tail, Goncharova influenced several unconventional artists in Russia and Paris. Goncharova also had a successful career as a costume designer; she designed costumes for the Ballets Russes.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger
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Birthdate: May 23, 1564
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 10, 1636

Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Younger was the eldest son of legendary Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Mostly known for re-creating his father’s works, he also created numerous original paintings, mostly depicting rural life. His works now adorn museums in cities such as Paris and Amsterdam.

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Saul Steinberg
(Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator)

Saul Steinberg
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Birthdate: June 15, 1914
Birthplace: Râmnicu Sărat, Romania
Died: May 12, 1999

A qualified architect, Saul Steinberg later established himself as a cartoonist and an illustrator and is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker. Born to Jewish parents in Romania, he escaped to the U.S. in the wake of anti-Semitic attacks. He also designed advertisements, murals, and theater sets.