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Michelangelo
(Regarded as the Most Accomplished Artist of His Era (High Renaissance))
Michelangelo
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Birthdate: March 6, 1475
Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Died: February 18, 1564

Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet Michelangelo was a prominent figure of the High Renaissance. He is credited to have influenced the Western art in unprecedented ways. He is widely regarded as the greatest artist of his age and one of the greatest artists of all time. He was equally revered and respected as an architect.

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Piet Mondrian
(One of the Greatest Artists of the 20th Century)
Piet Mondrian
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Birthdate: 1872
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: January 31, 1944

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian is remembered for pioneering what is known as 20th-century abstract art. He co-founded the De Stijl art movement with Theo van Doesburg and gave rise to Neoplasticism. His art was influenced by Cubism. Many of his paintings consist of geometric shapes in particular sets of colors.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French Impressionist Painter)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Birthdate: February 25, 1841
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: December 3, 1919

French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, father of actor Pierre Renoir and director Jean Renoir, was a key Impressionist painter. His best-known works include The Swing, Diana, and Seated Girl. He was known for his use of vibrant colors and feminine sensuality in his works. He also painted landscapes and portraits.

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Kazimir Malevich
(Russian Avant-Garde Artist and Founder of the ‘Suprematism’ Art Movement)
Kazimir Malevich
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Birthdate: February 23, 1879
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: May 15, 1935

Kazimir Malevich was a Russian artist and art theorist. His pioneering work had a major influence on the development of abstract art in the 20th century. An influential personality, Malevich's art and writing influenced several artists like Lyubov Popova, El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Ad Reinhardt. His works are showcased in many major art museums around the world.

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Winslow Homer
(Painter)
Winslow Homer
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Birthdate: February 24, 1836
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 29, 1910
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Constantin Brâncuși
(One of the Most Influential Sculptors of the 20th-Century)
Constantin Brâncuși
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Birthdate: February 19, 1876
Birthplace: Hobita, Romania
Died: March 16, 1957

Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter, and photographer. A pioneer of modernism, he is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century. The son of poor parents, he worked hard to fund his training at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts and became a skilled sculptor. He left behind 1200 photographs and 215 sculptures at his death. 

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Matthew Gray Gubler
(Actor, Director, Model, Painter)
Matthew Gray Gubler
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Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Birthplace: Las Vegas

American actor, Matthew Gray Gubler, is best known for playing the character of Dr Spencer Reid in the popular and acclaimed television series Criminal Minds. He has also acted in films like 500 Days of Summer, Suburban Gothic and How to Be a Serial Killer. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for his role in the television series, The Beauty Inside.

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Dr. Seuss
(Children's Author And Illustrator)
Dr. Seuss
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Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 24, 1991

Dr. Seuss was an American children's author, illustrator, and political cartoonist. He is credited with writing some of the most famous children's books ever, including The Cat in the Hat. His works were translated into over 20 languages and sold more than 600 million copies by the time of his death. Many of his creations were adapted into animated cartoons.

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Gerda Wegener
(Illustrator)
Gerda Wegener
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Birthdate: March 15, 1886
Birthplace: Hammelev, Denmark
Died: July 28, 1940

Gerda Wegener was a Danish painter and illustrator. She began painting as a young girl and received her training at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. As a painter, she often depicted confident and elegant women performing a variety of activities in her works. She also painted fashion illustrations and what was labeled “lesbian erotica.” 

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Gloria Vanderbilt
(Artist and Fashion Designer Best Remembered for her Custody Battle)
Gloria Vanderbilt
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Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

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Todd McFarlane
(Comic book artist best known as the creator of the popular Spawn comics.)
Todd McFarlane
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Birthdate: March 16, 1961
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Todd McFarlane is a Canadian writer, artist, comic book creator, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Renowned for his artistic work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Todd became a comic book superstar during the 1980s and 1990s for his work on the Spider-Man franchise. As an entrepreneur, Todd McFarlane is credited with founding Todd McFarlane Productions and its subsidiary McFarlane Toys.

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Zdzisław Beksiński
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Birthdate: February 24, 1929
Birthplace: Sanok, Poland
Died: February 21, 2005
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Dav Pilkey
(Author and Illustrator of the Children's Book Series 'Captain Underpants' & 'Dog Man')
Dav Pilkey
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Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Dav Pilkey is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and author of children's literature. Pilkey is best known for illustrating and authoring a popular children's book series named Captain Underpants which earned him the prestigious Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Award in 2007.

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Naoko Takeuchi
(One of the Most Popular Manga Series of All Time)
Naoko Takeuchi
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Birthdate: March 15, 1967
Birthplace: Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi is best known as the author of Sailor Moon, a multiple-award-winning manga series. She was interested in becoming a manga artist from a young age. However, she studied chemistry in college to please her father. Shortly after graduation, she entered the manga industry and found success in her chosen field within a few years.

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Georges de La Tour
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Birthdate: March 13, 1593
Birthplace: Vic-sur-Seille
Died: January 30, 1652
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Derren Brown
(Illusionist)
Derren Brown
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Birthdate: February 27, 1971
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

British illusionist Derren Brown was first drawn to the world of magic after watching a hypnotism show at the University of Bristol. The star of the long-running show Mind Control, Brown has participated in stage shows and written books, mostly with the aim of debunking the claims of false psychics.

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Eric Gill
(The Greatest Artist-Craftsman of the 20th Century)
Eric Gill
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Birthdate: February 22, 1882
Birthplace: Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 17, 1940

English sculptor and printer Eric Gill first gained attention with his work Mother and Child. Apart from co-founding the St. Dominic’s Press, he also contributed to the illustrations and woodcuts for The Four Gospels. He was also infamous form his deviant sexual behavior, which included incest and animal abuse.

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Kehinde Wiley
(Painter)
Kehinde Wiley
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Birthdate: February 28, 1977
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Princess Delphine of Belgium
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Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Birthplace: Uccle, Brussels, Belgium

With a background as colorful as her art, Princess Delphine of Belgium was known as Jonkvrouw Delphine Boël before she won paternity suit against King Albert II of Belgium and became recognized as his daughter, winning princely title for herself and her children. An established artist in her own right, she continues to create art, promoting its use in healthcare.  

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Taras Shevchenko
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Birthdate: March 9, 1814
Birthplace: Morintsy, Ukraine
Died: March 10, 1861
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Rosa Bonheur
(Artist known best as a painter of animals)
Rosa Bonheur
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Birthdate: March 16, 1822
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: May 25, 1899

Rosa Bonheur was a French artist and sculptor whose paintings have been preserved in popular museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d'Orsay. An influential personality, Bonheur was widely regarded as the 19th century's most popular female painter. An open lesbian, Rosa Bonheur stood out as a groundbreaking individual both in her personal life and her career.

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Anish Kapoor
(Sculpture known for works like Cloud Gate in Chicago and Sky Mirror in New York, he won the Premio Duemila Prize in 1990 and the Turner Prize in 1991.)
Anish Kapoor
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Birthdate: March 12, 1954
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, india

Born in India, sculptor Anish Kapoor initially studied engineering in Israel but soon quit his studies to study art in Britain. The Turner Prize-winning artist was the first living artist to earn a solo show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. The Cloud Gate in Chicago remain his best-loved work.

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John Tenniel
(Illustrator)
John Tenniel
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Birthdate: February 28, 1820
Birthplace: Bayswater, London, England
Died: February 25, 1914
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Will Eisner
(Cartoonist)
Will Eisner
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Birthdate: March 16, 1917
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 2005
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Joaquín Sorolla
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Birthdate: February 27, 1863
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: August 10, 1923

Born into poverty and orphaned at age 2, Impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla later traveled to Rome to acquire training in painting. He began his career painting on themes of historical and social relevance and later also excelled in landscapes and portraits. Sad Inheritance remains one of his best works.

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Grace Gifford
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Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Birthplace: Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 13, 1955

Immortalized in the Irish ballad Grace, Irish cartoonist Grace Gifford was a regular contributor to many reputed publications such as The Irish Review. She was part of the Republican movement and married her lover Joseph Plunkett just hours before he was killed by firing squad for his invoolvement in the Easter Rising.

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Charles Marion Russell
(Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Writer)
Charles Marion Russell
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Birthdate: March 19, 1864
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: October 24, 1926

Charles Marion Russell was an American artist best remembered for depicting the American Old West. Dubbed the cowboy artist, Russell produced over 2,000 paintings featuring Native Americans, landscapes of the western United States, and cowboys. In 1955, Charles Marion Russell was made a member of the Hall of Great Westerners.

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Anselm Kiefer
(German Painter and Sculptor)
Anselm Kiefer
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Birthdate: March 8, 1945
Birthplace: Donaueschingen, Germany

German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer, counted among leading figures of the Neo-Expressionist art movement of the late 20th century, is noted for his works like The Hierarchy of Angels (painting), The Secret Life of Plants (sculpture) and Grane (woodcut). Themes of Kiefer were often influenced by the spiritual concepts of Kabbalah, horror of the Holocaust and poems of Paul Celan.

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Robert Clary
(Best Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'Hogan's Heroes')
Robert Clary
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Birthdate: March 1, 1926
Birthplace: Paris, France

Robert Clary is a French-American actor, artist, singer, author, and lecturer. He is known for his portrayal of Corporal Louis LeBeau in the American television sitcom, Hogan's Heroes. A Holocaust survivor, Clary often speaks about the perils faced by him during the Second World War. Robert Clary has also released a memoir titled From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes.

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Beatrice Wood
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Birthdate: March 3, 1893
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: March 12, 1998

Beatrice Wood was an American studio potter and artist best remembered for her association with the Avant-Garde movement. Wood is credited with founding Rongwrong and The Blind Man magazines along with Henri-Pierre Roché and Marcel Duchamp. Beatrice Wood's autobiography inspired the creation of Rose DeWitt Bukater's character in the 1997 epic romance and disaster film Titanic

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Carel Fabritius
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Birthdate: February 27, 1622
Birthplace: Middenbeemster, Netherlands
Died: October 12, 1654

Born to a schoolteacher and part-time painter father, Dutch painter Carel Fabritius learned painting from Rembrandt. A pioneer of the 17th-century Delft movement, he died in the deadly 1654 Delft gunpowder magazine explosion that ravaged most of the city and almost all his works. The Goldfinch remains his best-known work.

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Bryan Lee O'Malley
(Canadian Cartoonist Best Known for His 'Scott Pilgrim' Series)
Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

Bryan Lee O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist and musician. He is best known for his work in the Scott Pilgrim series. One of the most celebrated cartoonists of his generation, O'Malley has won several prestigious awards, such as the Doug Wright Award and Joe Shuster Award.

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Traudl Junge
(Former editor who worked as Adolf Hitler's last private secretary from December 1942 to April 1945)
Traudl Junge
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Birthdate: March 16, 1920
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: February 10, 2002

After being rejected by a dance school, Traudl Junge ditched her plan of becoming a ballerina and mastered typing instead. She later served as Adolf Hitler’s typist and was the youngest of his secretaries. After staying silent for years, she eventually revealed her experience to Austrian filmmaker Andre Heller.

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Oskar Kokoschka
(Artist, Poet and Playwright)
Oskar Kokoschka
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Birthdate: March 1, 1886
Birthplace: Pöchlarn, Austria
Died: February 22, 1980

Austrian artist, playwright, poet and teacher Oskar Kokoschka CBE is counted among the prominent exponents of Expressionism whose works influenced the Viennese Expressionist movement. Notable works of Kokoschka include paintings like The Bride of the Wind and Portrait of Lotte Franzos and writings like the short play Murderer, the Hope of Women and the play Orpheus und Eurydike.   

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Edward Tufte
(Statistician Known for His Writings on Information Design and as a Pioneer in the Field of Data Visualization)
Edward Tufte
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Birthdate: March 14, 1942
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Edward Tufte is an American statistician best known for his pioneering work in the area of data visualization. He also serves as a professor emeritus of computer science, statistics, and political science at Yale University.

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
(Painter, Printmaker)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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Birthdate: March 5, 1696
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: March 27, 1770

Eighteenth-century Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was a significant figure of the Rococo movement. Son of a shipping merchant, Tiepolo gained fame with his iconic creations such as The Sacrifice of Isaac. He was determined he wouldn’t leave Venice and often sent his paintings abroad instead of traveling to paint.

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Richard Hamilton
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Birthdate: February 24, 1922
Birthplace: Pimlico, London, England
Died: September 13, 2011
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Norval Morrisseau
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Birthdate: March 14, 1931
Birthplace: Greenstone
Died: December 4, 2007

Norval Morrisseau was a Canadian artist best remembered for creating works that portrayed the legends of his Indigenous people, the tensions between native European and Canadian traditions, and his deep mysticism and spirituality. Nicknamed the Picasso of the North, Norval Morrisseau is credited with founding the Woodlands School of Art and was part of the Indian Group of Seven.

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Lucio Fontana
(Painter)
Lucio Fontana
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Birthdate: February 19, 1899
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: September 7, 1968

Lucio Fontana was an Argentine-Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist best known as the founder of Spatialism. The son of a sculptor, he followed in his father’s footsteps and studied at Accademia di Brera under the tutelage of sculptor Adolfo Wildt. He was prolific painter and held numerous stagings and exhibitions of his works. He was a co-founder of the Altamira Academy. 

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Eduardo Paolozzi
(Scottish Artist and One of the Pioneers of Pop Art)
Eduardo Paolozzi
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Birthdate: March 7, 1924
Birthplace: Leith, Scotland
Died: April 22, 2005

Born to Italian immigrants, Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi is best known for revolutionizing pop art with his unique artwork that makes use of materials such as magazines, bottles, and even boxes. His works include sculptures, collages, and prints. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

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William Etty
(Painter)
William Etty
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Birthdate: March 10, 1787
Birthplace: York
Died: November 13, 1849
 42 
Theo Jansen
(Artist, Sculptor)
Theo Jansen
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Birthdate: March 14, 1948
Birthplace: Scheveningen, Netherlands

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist best known for his sculptures that combine art and engineering. He achieved popularity when he invented the Strandbeest, a moving kinetic structure that resembles a walking animal. Described as an artificial life by Jansen, these sculptures are constantly being improved. In 2016, The Simpsons featured Jansen and the Strandbeest in one of its episodes. 

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Anna Hyatt Huntington
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Birthdate: March 10, 1876
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 4, 1973
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Patricia Cockburn
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Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Birthplace: Rosscarbery, Ireland
Died: October 4, 1989

Known for books such as Figure of Eight, Patricia Cockburn was not just an author but also an avid traveler and conchologist. She was also associated with publications such as The Evening Standard and The Week, and became an artist of shell pictures in her later life.

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Charles Le Brun
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Birthdate: February 24, 1619
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 12, 1690

Charles Le Brun was a French physiognomist, painter, and art theorist. He served as the director of many popular art schools of his time. He also served as the court painter to Louis the Great, who called him the greatest French artist. An influential artist of 17th-century France, Charles Le Brun's works are still preserved in the popular Louvre Museum. 

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Vaughn Meader
(Comedian)
Vaughn Meader
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Birthdate: March 20, 1936
Birthplace: Waterville, Maine, U.S.
Died: October 29, 2004
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George Frederic Watts
(British Painter and Sculptor Known for His Contribution and Influence on the Symbolist Movement)
George Frederic Watts
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Birthdate: February 23, 1817
Birthplace: Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Died: July 1, 1904

George Frederic Watts was a British painter best remembered for his association with the Symbolist movement. Watts achieved fame for his allegorical works like Love and Life and Hope. In addition to being a painter, George Frederic Watts was also a sculptor. He is credited with sculpting the famous Physical Energy statue at Rhodes Memorial in South Africa.

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Balthus
(Biography)
Balthus
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Birthdate: February 29, 1908
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 18, 2001
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Elaine de Kooning
(Distinguished Landscape and Portrait Artist Active in Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist Movements)
Elaine de Kooning
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Birthdate: March 12, 1918
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Died: February 1, 1989
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Josef Albers
(Former Abstract artist known for his work as an abstract painter and a theorist)
Josef Albers
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Birthdate: March 19, 1888
Birthplace: Bottrop, Germany
Died: March 25, 1976
German-born painter, artist, and art teacher Josef Albers initially experimented with colored-glass art, furniture design, and metal art, and later pioneered innovative styles of art such as Color Field painting and Op art. His best-known work, Homage to the Square, consists of a series of superimposed squares.