Leo Artists & Painters

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 1 Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22, 1987

Andy Warhol was an artist and filmmaker who played a key role in the visual art movement. Thanks to his extensive body of work, he has been the subject of various films, books, and retrospective exhibitions. Described as the bellwether of the art market, some of Warhol's works are among the most expensive paintings ever sold.

 2 Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2, 1968
French-American painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp is remembered for his association with movements such as Cubism and Dadaism. A significant figure in conceptual art, he was against art that was meant to just cater to the eyes. He was also a skilled chess player and carved his own chess set.

 3 Tintoretto

Tintoretto
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Famous As: Renaissance Painter
Birthdate: August 14, 1518
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: May 31, 1594

Tintoretto, also known as Il Furioso, was a significant painter of the Venetian school and is remembered for his phenomenal speed of painting, his long strokes, and his depiction of humans in motion. His most notable works, such as Susanna in the Bath, embody Renaissance mannerism.

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 4 Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: August 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma
Died: November 26, 2018
Stephen Hillenburg is best known as the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, the fifth-longest-running animated series in the U.S, which earned him two Emmys and six Annie Awards. He was initially a marine biologist and an instructor at the Orange County Marine Institute. He died of ALS, a neurodegenerative disease.
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 5 Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: August 2, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colmar, France
Died: October 4, 1904

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a French painter and sculptor remembered for designing the Statue of Liberty. He is also credited with designing other iconic statues like The Lion of Belfort and Marquis de Lafayette. In addition to being a sculptor, Bartholdi also played an important role in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, serving as a liaison officer to Giuseppe Garibaldi.

 6 Junji Ito

Junji Ito
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Famous As: Manga artist
Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan

Junji Ito is a Japanese manga artist known for his horror manga series, such as Tomie, Uzumaki, and Gyo. Tomie has been adapted into a series of Japanese films, while Uzumaki was adapted into a 2000 film of the same name. In 2019, Junji Ito was honored with an Eisner Award for his work. 

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 7 Ross Marquand

Ross Marquand
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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 8 Martin Mull

Martin Mull
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Actor/comedian Martin Mull soared to fame with the soap Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off, Fernwood 2 Night. He also delivered an Emmy-nominated performance in Veep and voiced a role in Danny Phantom. An avid painter, too, he has held various exhibitions and released a book of his paintings.
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 9 Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava
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Famous As: Architect, sculptor, painter
Birthdate: July 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benimàmet, Valencia

Santiago Calatrava Valls is a Spanish architect and a structural engineer, internationally known for his sculptural bridges and buildings. Beginning his career in Zurich, building industrial and transportation structures, he soon became famed for his extraordinary designs and began to receive commissions from abroad, designing and building marvelous bridges, stadiums, museums, railway stations, airports, office buildings all over the world.

 10 Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Famous As: Photographer and Painter
Birthdate: August 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
Died: August 3, 2004

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer. Considered a master of candid photography, he pioneered the genre of street photography. He was among the earliest users of the 35 mm film. In 1947, he became one of the founding members of Magnum Photos, an international photographic cooperative. In his later years, he explored drawing and painting. 

 11 Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 24, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivancice, Czechia
Died: July 14, 1939

 12 Jim Lee

Jim Lee
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Famous As: Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics
Birthdate: August 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Korean-American comic-book artist Jim Lee began his career with Marvel and then soared to fame with his X-Men series. Though initially trained in psychology, he skipped medical school and became a comic writer instead. Apart from co-founding Image Comics, he also created WildStorm, which he sold to DC later.

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 13 Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.

 14 Taylor Negron

Taylor Negron
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: January 10, 2015

 15 Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: August 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: March 16, 1898

Aubrey Beardsley was an English illustrator and author, whose works emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. A leading figure in the aesthetic movement, he was deeply influenced by black ink drawings. He attended classes at the Westminster School of Art before beginning his career as an artist. He was considered an eccentric person.  

 16 Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8, 1917

Tom Thomson was a Canadian artist best remembered for producing some of Canada's most iconic works, namely The West Wind and The Jack Pine. Thomson's work has had a profound influence on Canadian art and he is often regarded as an unofficial member of the famous Group of Seven as he died shortly before the establishment of the iconic group.

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 17 Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson
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Famous As: Cyborg Artist
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mataró, Spain

Neil Harbisson is a cyborg artist best known for implanting an antenna in his skull. He is the first person in the world to do so. He gained international prominence after he was legally recognized by the government as a cyborg. An influential activist for transpecies rights, Neil Harbisson co-founded the Cyborg Foundation in 2010. The organization defends cyborg rights.

 18 Ilya Repin

Ilya Repin
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Famous As: painter, sculptor, essayist, artist, autobiographer, biographer
Birthdate: July 24, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chuhuiv
Died: September 29, 1930

Born amid poverty in Ukraine, Ilya Repin earned himself an art scholarship and later devoted his life to historical painting. A major figure of the realist movement in painting, he had also been the subject of controversies, such as the withdrawal of his painting of Ivan the Terrible murdering his own son.

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 19 Diva Zappa

Diva Zappa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 20 Rick Genest

Rick Genest
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Châteauguay, Quebec, Canada
Died: August 1, 2018

Rick Genest was a Canadian artist, fashion model, actor, and musician. Best remembered for his tattoos, Genest held the Guinness World Record for having 139 human bones tattooed all over his body. He even took part in various freak shows and sideshows across Canada and was nicknamed Zombie Boy. He died after suffering an accidental fall from his apartment's balcony.

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 21 Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 30, 1511
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
Died: June 27, 1574

Giorgio Vasari was an Italian architect, painter, writer, engineer, and historian. He is best remembered for his work The Lives, a series of artist biographies, which is regarded as the art-historical writing's ideological foundation. Vasari is also credited with the formulation of the term Renaissance as it was first suggested by Jules Michelet based on Giorgio Vasari's text.

 22 Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Nehemiah Persoff is a retired actor and painter. In an extensive career spanning over half a century, he appeared in more than 200 films, TV shows, and stage productions. As a young man, he served in the US Army. He then began his acting career in the New York theater and started acting in films and TV shows as well. 

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 23 Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: August 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 16, 2020

 24 Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 29, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Feodosia, Russia
Died: May 2, 1900

Remembered for his awe-inspiring marine art, Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky was the son of an Armenian merchant. His 60-year career had seen him produce around 6,000 works, most of which were seascapes. He had been the Russian navy’s official painter and inspired Anton Chekhov’s phrase worthy of Aivazovsky’s brush.

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 25 Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 25, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 30, 1966

 26 Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: July 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 16, 2019

Terry O'Neill was a British photographer best remembered for capturing the fashions and celebrities of the '60s. O'Neill was renowned for documenting his subjects in unconventional settings or candidly. His work has been showcased in several exhibitions and art galleries, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. In 2011, Terry O'Neill was honored with the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal.

 27 Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer
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Famous As: Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: July 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gallipolis

Jenny Holzer is an American artist best known for her association with neo-conceptual art. Her work focuses on conveying ideas and messages in public spaces with the help of large-scale installations, illuminated electronic displays, projections on buildings, and advertising billboards. Over the course of her career, Holzer has received several awards like the Golden Lion at the 1990 Venice Biennale.

 28 Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 25, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 25, 1916
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 29 Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: July 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Gus Van Sant is considered one of the most prominent auteurs of the New Queer Cinema movement. The American film director is famous for movies that deal with homosexuality. Also admired as a painter, photographer, and musician, Sant has released two musical albums and a novel. Van Sant’s famous films include Drugstore Cowboy, Good Will Hunting, Elephant, and Milk.

 30 Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hermannsburg
Died: August 8, 1959

Born Elea, Albert Namatjira was rechristened after converting to Christianity. The Australian aboriginal painter, known for his watercolor paintings, couldn’t build a house in Alice Springs because of his aboriginal origin, leading to public outrage, which eventually led the government to make him and his wife full citizens.

 31 René Goscinny

René Goscinny
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Famous As: Cartoonist who created the Astérix comic book series
Birthdate: August 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, French Third Republic France
Died: November 5, 1977

 32 Jan Berenstain

Jan Berenstain
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 24, 2012

 33 Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 21, 1894

 34 August Kubizek

August Kubizek
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Famous As: Conductor, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: August 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Linz
Died: October 23, 1956

Austrian musical conductor August Kubizek is best-remembered for his close friendship with Adolf Hitler during their late-teens. They reunited after thirty years following which the Nazi Party hired Kubizek to write about his youth with Hitler in two short propaganda booklets called Reminiscences. Kubizek also wrote about his childhood experience with Hitler in the book The Young Hitler I Knew.

 35 Louis Wain

Louis Wain
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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: August 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: July 4, 1939

 36 Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano
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Famous As: His work, often considered transgressive art
Birthdate: August 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States

 37 George Grosz

George Grosz
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 6, 1959

German Expressionist artist George Grosz, later a naturalized US citizen, is most noted for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life. A leading member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity groups during the Weimar Republic, Grosz later departed from his earlier style and subjects and taught at the Art Students League of New York for several years.  

 38 Rafael Reyes

Rafael Reyes
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Famous As: artist, author, and musician, who is best known as a Cholo goth musician
Birthdate: August 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cotija de la Paz, Mexico

 39 George Catlin

George Catlin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 26, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 23, 1872

 40 Joan Mondale

Joan Mondale
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Famous As: Art advocate
Birthdate: August 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon
Died: February 3, 2014

 41 Poh Ling Yeow

Poh Ling Yeow
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Famous As: Chef and Artist
Birthdate: August 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Poh Ling Yeow is a Malaysian-born Australian television presenter, cook, author, actress, and artist who lives and works in Adelaide. A popular figure, Yeow has appeared in several films and popular TV shows like MasterChef Australia. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Poh Ling Yeow donated her artwork to benefit Flinders Medical Centre in 2003.

 42 Ernest Thompson Seton

Ernest Thompson Seton
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 14, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Shields, United Kingdom
Died: October 23, 1946

Ernest Thompson Seton was a wildlife artist and author. He is credited with founding a youth program called the Woodcraft Indians in 1902. A pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America, Seton also had a huge influence on the founder of the Scout Movement, Lord Baden-Powell. His life and career inspired several works of art like TV series and literature.

 43 Richard Dadd

Richard Dadd
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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: August 1, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chatham
Died: January 7, 1886

 44 Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis
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Famous As: Comic book writer
Birthdate: August 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 45 Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer
Birthdate: July 31, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Le Havre
Died: May 12, 1985

French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet pioneered what is known as art brut, or raw art. He halted his painting classes to be a wine merchant for a while and returned to painting after almost two decades. He had also experimented with music, study of languages, and poetry.

 46 Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 30, 1838
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: November 1, 1893

 47 Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy
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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City

 48 Luis Jiménez

Luis Jiménez
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: June 13, 2006

Luis Jiménez was an American sculptor best remembered for depicting Hispanic-American themes through his works, which have been exhibited at the Denver International Airport as well as the Smithsonian. In addition to being a sculptor, Jiménez has also taught art at institutions like the University of Houston and the University of Arizona.

 49 Willem Arondeus

Willem Arondeus
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Painter
Birthdate: August 22, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naarden
Died: July 1, 1943

 50 George Bellows

George Bellows
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Famous As: Painter, Artist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus
Died: January 8, 1925