Sagittarius Artists & Painters

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 1 William Blake

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Famous As: Painter, Poet
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1827
William Blake, author of The Songs of Innocence and of Experience, was a prominent figure of the early phase of the Romantic Age, known as the pre-Romantic era. Known for his visual artistry and poetry, he was also a staunch abolitionist and a forerunner of the "free love" movement.

 2 Diego Rivera

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Famous As: Painter, Muralist
Birthdate: December 8, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico
Died: November 24, 1957
Mexican painter Diego Rivera is best remembered for his association with the mural movement and had created masterpieces such as The History of Mexico and the Detroit Industry Murals. He was inspired by cubism and post-impressionism. He had married, divorced, and remarried Frida Kahlo, the third of his four wives.

 3 Wassily Kandinsky

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Famous As: Painters
Birthdate: December 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: December 13, 1944
Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky is considered the pioneer of abstract art. Known for notable works such as On White II and Study for Improvisation, he was a prominent artist of the Blue Rider Period and experimented with expressionism. He also earned a professorship at the University of Dorpat

 4 Edvard Munch

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ådalsbruk
Died: January 23, 1944

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is remembered for his iconic works The Scream and The Frieze of Life - A Poem about Life, Love, and Death. His paintings exhibited themes that reflected his own psychological states. He was a significant member of the Symbolism movement but was banned by the Nazi.

 5 Paul Klee

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 18, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee
Died: June 29, 1940
The father of abstract art, Paul Klee’s works contained elements of surrealism, cubism, and expressionism, but they were not part of any specific school. He was also a skilled violinist and an avid reader. He also taught at the Bauhaus and experimented with various media, such as oil, watercolor, and ink.

 6 Georges Seurat

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29, 1891

A significant figure of the Post-Impressionist era, Georges Seurat depicted structured art, far removed from the free-flowing Impressionist art. Best known for techniques such as pointillism, he created masterpieces such as Bathers at Asnières. He died before his last exhibition ended, and eerily displayed an unfinished painting, Cirque.

 7 Masaccio

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 21, 1401
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Giovanni Valdarno
Died: 1428 AD

Masaccio was a Florentine artist best remembered for his skills at recreating lifelike figures and imitating nature. Widely regarded as the best painter of his generation, Masaccio employed foreshortenings and nudes in his paintings, which were rarely seen at that time. He is also considered the first great Italian artist of the Quattrocento period.

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 8 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi
Died: September 9, 1901
French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most significant figures of the Post-Impressionist period. He was also an illustrator and poster painter, who was known for his colorful depictions of cabaret from Paris's Moulin Rouge. His painting The Laundress sold for US$22.4 million at a 2005 Christie’s auction.

 9 Lucian Freud

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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker
Birthdate: December 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: July 20, 2011

The son of architect L. Freud and the grandson of legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, painter Lucian Freud was born in Berlin but later moved to London to flee Nazism. He showed an inclination toward surrealism initially but later drifted to realism. Cedric Morris remains one of his notable works.

 10 Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 7, 1598
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: November 28, 1680
Son of sculptor Pietro Bernini, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, introduced the Baroque style of sculpture to the world. Known for his masterpieces such as Apollo and Daphne and David, he excelled in depicting the fine details of skin and hair in his marble creations. His commissioned creations include St. Peter's baldachin.

 11 El Lissitzky

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 23, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pochinok, Russia
Died: December 30, 1941

 12 Françoise Gilot

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Famous As: Painter, Choreographer, Model
Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine

 13 Pippa Bacca

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: March 31, 2008

Pippa Bacca made international headlines in March 2008, when she was found naked and strangled on the outskirts of Istanbul. The Italian feminist artist had apparently been raped and murdered in the middle of her hitch-hiking program Brides on Tour, which had her traveling from Milan dressed as a bride.

 14 William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 30, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: August 19, 1905

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French academic painter who enjoyed significant popularity in the United States and France. Renowned for his realistic genre paintings, which focused on the beauty of the female human body, Bouguereau received top prices for his paintings and numerous official honors during his lifetime. 

 15 Dora Maar

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Famous As: Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet, Choreographer, Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 16, 1997

Born to a French mother and a Croatian father, Dora Maar spent her childhood in Argentina and later studied art in Paris. The renowned surrealist artist and photographer later gained fame as Pablo Picasso’s lover and muse, and was featured in his paintings such as Weeping Woman.

 16 Marie Tussaud

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 1, 1761
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: April 16, 1850

Marie Tussaud was a French artist and sculptor best remembered for her wax sculptures. She founded Madame Tussauds, a wax museum, in London in 1835. The museum is a major tourist attraction today. As a young girl, she learned wax modeling from doctor cum wax modeler Philippe Curtius. In the ensuing years, she became a prominent sculptor.

 17 Jeroen Krabbe

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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: December 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 18 Emily Carr

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Famous As: Painter, Autobiographer
Birthdate: December 13, 1871
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Victoria
Died: March 2, 1945

 19 Otto Dix

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Untermhaus
Died: July 25, 1969

German painter, engraver and printmaker Otto Dix, counted among the most significant artists of Neue Sachlichkeit, is noted for his harsh and brutal depictions of war and severe situation of German society during the Weimar Republic. Some of his paintings, exhibited in Otto Dix House, which showcases materials on his life and work, include Selbstbildnis als Rauchern and Meine Freundin Elis.  

 20 Stanislaw Szukalski

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warta, Poland
Died: May 19, 1987

 21 Armin Mueller-Stahl

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia

German film and stage actor, director, painter and author Armin Mueller-Stahl is best-known for playing the abusive father of pianist David Helfgott in the 1996 Australian biographical drama film Shine. The role earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also featured in other films like Utz and made his directorial debut with Conversation with the Beast.

 22 Roy William Thomas Jr.

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Famous As: Comic Book Writer
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson, Missouri, United States

 23 Alex Grey

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Famous As: American artist
Birthdate: November 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

 24 Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: October 9, 1937
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse was the son of Louis IV and Princess Alice and the grandson of Queen Victoria of England. An art lover, he established the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony for artists and craftsmen, and patronized the artists of the art nouveau Jugendstil movement. 

 25 Dean O'Gorman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 26 Gertrude Jekyll

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Famous As: Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction writer, Botanist, Architect
Birthdate: November 29, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: December 8, 1932

 27 Emmett Kelly

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Famous As: Circus performer
Birthdate: December 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sedan, Kansas, US
Died: March 28, 1979

 28 Gilbert Stuart

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Famous As: Portrait painter, Painter
Birthdate: December 3, 1755
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: North Kingstown
Died: July 9, 1828

 29 Helen Frankenthaler

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 27, 2011

 30 Don Gummer

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Don Gummer, husband of actor Meryl Streep, is a talented sculptor who is known for his free-standing sculptures in bronze. He initially focused on wall-mounted and table-top pieces. An avid philanthropist, he has donated to various charitable organizations such as the Silver Mountain Arts Foundation, along with Meryl.

 31 Remedios Varo

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Famous As: Artists
Birthdate: December 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anglès, Spain
Died: October 8, 1963

A significant figure of the Mexican surrealist movement, artist Remedios Varo was taught technical drawing by her hydraulics engineer father. Born in Spain, she later fled to France with her lover, poet Benjamin Péret, and then to Mexico to escape Nazism. She was also interested in sacred geometry and alchemy.

 32 Jean Marais

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Famous As: Film actor, Actor, Sculptor, Painter, Theatre director, Film director, Autobiographer
Birthdate: December 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cherbourg-Octeville
Died: November 8, 1998

French actor Jean Marais was not only a long-time collaborator of director Jean Cocteau but was also his lover. After being rejected by the Paris Conservatory, he studied photography and later got only small roles, until Cocteau roped him in for lead roles in films such as Beauty and the Beast.

 33 Marina Abramovic

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Famous As: Performance Artist
Birthdate: November 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 34 Greg Rucka

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Famous As: Comics artist
Birthdate: November 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 35 Devdutt Pattanaik

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Famous As: Mythographer
Birthdate: December 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Indian mythologist and author Devdutt Pattanaik has redefined the genres of Indian folklore, legends and myths by retelling ancient tales through his books. A qualified physician, he later studied comparative mythology and penned bestsellers such as My Gita. His shows, such as Business Sutra and Devlok, have been hits, too.

 36 Alien Huang

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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Died: September 16, 2020

 37 Erté

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: April 21, 1990

Russian-French designer and artist Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erté, not just designed clothes but also created sets, costumes, and posters for opera and ballet performances. He had worked for Harper’s Bazaar and the Folies-Bergère, and had also penned quite a few books on design and illustration.

 38 José Clemente Orozco

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico
Died: September 7, 1949

 39 Aristide Maillol

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 8, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Died: September 27, 1944

Best known for his female nude statues, Aristide Maillol had started his career as a tapestry painter. He was 40 when failing eyesight forced him to quit painting and take to sculpting. He was influenced by the French group of artists named the Nabis. Many of his artworks were later looted by the Nazis.

 40 Alexander Rodchenko

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 5, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 3, 1956

 41 Edward Ruscha

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Famous As: Painter, Photographer, Film director
Birthdate: December 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Omaha

 42 Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton

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Birthdate: December 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Died: January 25, 1896

 43 George Condo

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Famous As: painter, contemporary art
Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Concord

 44 Bruce Nauman

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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: December 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Wayne

 45 Oliver Dragojevic

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Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: December 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Split, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died: July 29, 2018

 46 Zinaida Serebriakova

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neskuchne, Ukraine
Died: September 19, 1967

 47 John Lurie

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

 48 Roger Fry

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Famous As: Curator, Art historian, Painter, University teacher
Birthdate: December 14, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: September 9, 1934

 49 Félix González-Torres

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Famous As: Visual Artist
Birthdate: November 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guáimaro, Cuba
Died: January 9, 1996

 50 Masaaki Hatsumi

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chiba Prefecture

While he initially specialized in judo, Hatsumi Masaaki, the 34th sōke head of the Togakure school of ninpō, later taught students his own brand of ninjutsu. Apart from heading the Bujinkan Organization, he has also advised the martial arts teams of films such as You Only Live Twice.