Scorpio Artists & Painters

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Pablo Picasso
(One of the Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century and Co-Founder of the 'Cubist Movement')

Pablo Picasso
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Birthdate: October 25, 1881
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: April 8, 1973

Pablo Picasso was a renowned artist whose paintings sell by millions of dollars at auctions even today, many years after his death. With masterful strokes, attractive shades and rich textures, Picasso created some of the most visually impressive arts of the 20th century. While exploring new styles and experimenting with different techniques, Picasso co-founded Cubist art style and co-invented collage.

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Claude Monet
(Painter)

Claude Monet
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Birthdate: November 14, 1840
Birthplace: Rue Laffitte, Paris, France
Died: December 5, 1926

Claude Monet was a French painter. The founder of French Impressionist painting, Monet's painting Impression, soleil levant gave rise to the term Impressionism. Often dubbed the driving force behind Impressionism, Monet mastered the art of painting the same scene several times so as to capture the changing of the light. Since his death, his paintings have sold for record prices.

Rene Magritte
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Birthdate: November 21, 1898
Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium
Died: August 15, 1967
Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte is remembered for his art that displayed alternate perceptions of reality. His creations were influenced by elements of pop art and minimalist art. Some of his most notable works were The Empire of Light and Les Amants. The Magritte Museum is dedicated to his work.
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Georgia O'Keeffe
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Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6, 1986
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe enriched American modernism and precisionism with her artwork, mostly water color and charcoal paintings. She was the first female artist to have a retrospective at New York’s MOMA. Her paintings focused on the cityscapes and landscapes of New York and New Mexico, and abstract flowers.
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Francis Bacon
(Painter)

Francis Bacon
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Birthdate: October 28, 1909
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 28, 1992

Francis Bacon was an English philosopher and statesman. He played a major role in the development of the scientific method and was an influential figure through the scientific revolution. He served as attorney general and as lord chancellor of England and was the first recipient of the queen's counsel designation. He has created Baron Verulam in 1618. 

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Roy Lichtenstein
(Painter, Sculptor)

Roy Lichtenstein
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Birthdate: October 27, 1923
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: September 29, 1997

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William Hogarth
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Birthdate: November 10, 1697
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26, 1764
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Bob Ross
(Painter)

Bob Ross
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Birthdate: October 29, 1942
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: July 4, 1995

Painter, art instructor, and television host, Bob Ross, gained international fame as the creator and host of the instructional TV show, The Joy of Painting. He served in the United States Air Force for several years before embarking on a career as a painter. He had a deep love for animals and cared for several injured squirrels, armadillos, and snakes.

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Grace Slick
(Retired Singer-Songwriter - Was A Key Figure in San Francisco's Early 'Psychedelic Music' Scene in the Mid-1960s)

Grace Slick
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Birthdate: October 30, 1939
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States

Grace Slick is a retired singer-songwriter. Slick played an important role in the psychedelic music scene that flourished in San Francisco during the mid-1960s. One of the earliest female rock stars, Slick played a key role in the development of rock music during the 1960s. She was named among the Greatest Women of Rock N Roll by VH1 in 1999.

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Kate Capshaw
(Actress)

Kate Capshaw
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Birthdate: November 3, 1953
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Kate Capshaw, best known as Willie Scott from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, has also starred in projects such as Dreamscape, Black Rain, and The Love Letter. She converted to Judaism before her marriage to director Steven Spielberg. She made major contributions to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

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Ryan Adams
(Singer-songwriter who released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim)

Ryan Adams
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Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Birthplace: Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States

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Benvenuto Cellini
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Birthdate: November 3, 1500
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: February 13, 1571

Benvenuto Cellini was a 16th-century Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, and artist. The multifaceted artist wrote poetry and a famous autobiography as well. An important figure in Mannerism, he is known for creating pieces, such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. He was a member of the prestigious Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence. 

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Masashi Kishimoto
(Manga Artist)

Masashi Kishimoto
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Birthdate: November 8, 1974
Birthplace: Nagi, Okayama Prefecture
Japanese manga artist Masashi Kishimoto is best known for creating the manga series Naruto for the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. The series eventually led to several anime, video games, and movies, such as Boruto: Naruto the Movie and The Last: Naruto the Movie, supervised by Kishimoto. 

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Steve Ditko
(Comic book artist who co-created The Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange comics, as well as The Creeper)

Steve Ditko
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Birthdate: November 2, 1927
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 29, 2018

Steve Ditko was a writer and comics artist. He is credited with co-creating popular Marvel Comics superheroes like Doctor Strange and Spider-Man. Ditko is also credited with co-creating Captain Atom, a character that appears in DC Comics. Ditko received several awards including many Alley Awards. In 1994, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.

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Katsushika Hokusai
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Birthdate: October 31, 1760
Birthplace: Edo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: May 10, 1849

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese printmaker, ukiyo-e painter, and artist of the Edo period. He is best known as the creator of the monumental Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, a series of landscape prints, which includes the iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. He is credited with transforming the ukiyo-e art form to include a much broader style of art.

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Auguste Rodin
(Sculptor)

Auguste Rodin
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Birthdate: November 13, 1840
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17, 1917
Initially aspiring to be a monk, Auguste Rodin found his true calling when he visited Italy and was awestruck by Michelangelo’s creations. His iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Age of Bronze are astoundingly life-like. He breathed magic into nudes and ballerinas made of stone and bronze.

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Antonio Canova
(Sculptor)

Antonio Canova
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Birthdate: November 1, 1757
Birthplace: Possagno, Italy
Died: October 13, 1822

Antonio Canova was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor widely regarded as the greatest of the Neoclassical artists. He was famous for his marble sculptures. His work was inspired by the Baroque and the classical revival. His most notable works include Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss and Perseus Triumphant. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he refused to take in pupils. 

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Christopher Tolkien
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Birthdate: November 21, 1924
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: January 16, 2020

Christopher Tolkien was a French and English academic editor. The son of legendary author J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher edited much of his father's work, which was published after his father's demise. Christopher Tolkien is also credited with drawing the original maps in, The Lord of the Rings, one of his father's highly acclaimed novels.

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Osamu Tezuka
(Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator, Physician, Writer, Designer, Screenwriter)

Osamu Tezuka
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Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Birthplace: Toyonaka
Died: February 9, 1989

Osamu Tezuka was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, animator, and film director. He revolutionized the manga genre in Japan and was lovingly called  "the Godfather of Manga". A prolific artist, he created works for both children and adult-oriented projects. He was the recipient of several awards, including the Winsor McCay Award and the Japan Cartoonists Association Award. 

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L. S. Lowry
(Artist)

L. S. Lowry
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Birthdate: November 1, 1887
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 23, 1976

Laurence Stephen Lowry was an English painter, known for his bleak urban industrial landscapes, peopled with human figures akin to “matchstick men”. He became interested in the subject while working at a Manchester real-estate and began depicting what he saw. Although critics are divided over his stature, they all agree on the relevance of his works as a social commentary.

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Zeena Schreck
(Visual and musical artist)

Zeena Schreck
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Birthdate: November 19, 1963
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

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Isamu Noguchi
(Artist and landscape architect)

Isamu Noguchi
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Birthdate: November 17, 1904
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 30, 1988

Isamu Noguchi was an American landscape architect and artist best remembered for designing the iconic Noguchi table. His sculptures are credited with bridging East and West and some of his works are considered landmarks of 20th-century art. In 1982, he won the Edward MacDowell Medal. In 1987, he received the National Medal of Arts for his contribution to the arts. 

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Julian Schnabel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Painter)

Julian Schnabel
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Birthdate: October 26, 1951
Birthplace: New York City

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Lee Krasner
(Artist)

Lee Krasner
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Birthdate: October 27, 1908
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 19, 1984

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Stanford White
(Architect, Painter)

Stanford White
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Birthdate: November 9, 1853
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 25, 1906

Stanford White was an American architect who designed several important monuments including the Washington Square Arch. He also helped construct Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, which happens to be his last design. Although White was an influential and prominent designer of his time, he is best remembered for his illicit relationship with Evelyn Nesbit which has inspired several works of art.

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Hilma af Klint
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Birthdate: October 26, 1862
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Died: October 21, 1944

Hilma af Klint was a Swedish mystic and artist whose paintings represented complex spiritual ideas. English musician and singer-songwriter Jane Weaver cited af Klint's work as inspiration for her 2017 album, Modern Kosmology. In 2019, Hilma af Klint became the subject of a feature-length documentary titled Beyond the Visible — Hilma af Klint.

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Claude Cahun
(Former surrealist photographer, sculptor best known as a writer and self-portraitist, who assumed a variety of performative personae)

Claude Cahun
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Birthdate: October 25, 1894
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: December 8, 1954

Claude Cahun was a French sculptor, surrealist photographer, and writer. He is best remembered for his work as a self-portraitist and writer. Apart from his primary career, Claude Cahun also played a major role in the Second World War, serving as a propagandist and resistance worker.

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Bertel Thorvaldsen
(Former Sculptor)

Bertel Thorvaldsen
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Birthdate: November 19, 1770
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 24, 1844

Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor and medallist. He was internationally famous and spent most of his life in Italy. He received his training at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and initially worked with his father, a woodcarver. He went on to become a famous sculptor and worked in a heroic neo-classicist style. He received many awards. 

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Tyrus Wong
(Artist)

Tyrus Wong
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Birthdate: October 25, 1910
Birthplace: Taishan, Guangdong, Jiangmen, China
Died: December 30, 2016

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Francisco de Zurbarán
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Birthdate: November 7, 1598
Birthplace: Fuente de Cantos, Spain
Died: August 27, 1664

Francisco de Zurbarán was a Spanish painter known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs. He was also famous for his still-lifes. His forceful use of the chiaroscuro style of painting gained him the nickname "Spanish Caravaggio." He was much respected during his lifetime and was appointed painter to King Philip IV.  

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Louis Daguerre
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Birthdate: November 18, 1787
Birthplace: Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
Died: July 10, 1851
Remembered for his invention of the daguerreotype, or the first process of photography, which could develop pictures in just 20 to 30 minutes, Louis Daguerre had humble beginnings as revenue officer and then an opera scene painter. He was also instrumental in setting up the first diorama theater.

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John Berger
(Novelist)

John Berger
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Birthdate: November 5, 1926
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 2, 2017

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Suze Rotolo
(Former artist known for Appearing on the cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan)

Suze Rotolo
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Birthdate: November 20, 1943
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2011

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Wayne Thiebaud
(Painter, University teacher, Artist)

Wayne Thiebaud
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Birthdate: November 15, 1920
Birthplace: Mesa

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Magne Furuholmen
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Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Magne Furuholmen is a Norwegian visual artist and musician known for founding the popular synth-pop band A-ha where he plays the keyboard and guitar. Thanks to the popularity of the band, Furuholmen has achieved international fame. As a songwriter, Furuholmen has delivered hits like Cry Wolf and Manhattan Skyline. He has also held exhibitions across Norway as a visual artist.

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Richard Serra
(Sculptor, Painter)

Richard Serra
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Birthdate: November 2, 1939
Birthplace: San Francisco

Richard Serra is an American artist renowned for his large-scale sculptures that are designed for site-specific landscape, architectural, and urban settings. Many of his works are displayed in several museums, including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. Serra is the recipient of several prestigious awards like The National Arts Award.

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Ana Mendieta
(Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist)

Ana Mendieta
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Birthdate: November 18, 1948
Birthplace: Havana
Died: September 8, 1985

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W. S. Gilbert
(Dramatist)

W. S. Gilbert
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Birthdate: November 18, 1836
Birthplace: Southampton Street, London, England
Died: May 29, 1911

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Paul Signac
(Painter)

Paul Signac
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Birthdate: November 11, 1863
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 15, 1935

Paul Signac had initially aspired to become an architect but later deviated to painting. A major figure of the post-Impressionist period, he, along with Georges Seurat, pioneered the technique called pointillism. A sailor and an avid traveler, he mirrored the beauty of the European coasts in his works.

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Jack Vettriano
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Birthdate: November 17, 1951
Birthplace: Methil, Fife

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Niki de Saint Phalle
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Birthdate: October 29, 1930
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: May 21, 2002

Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. She gained prominence as a monumental sculptor as not many women were renowned for their skills as monumental sculptors. Also remembered for her social work, Niki was one of the earliest artists to spread awareness about AIDS through art. She also wrote extensively in English and French.

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Sonia Delaunay
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Birthdate: November 13, 1885
Birthplace: Hradyz'k, Ukraine
Died: December 5, 1979

A pioneer of abstract art and Orphism, French artist Sonia Delaunay was the first living female to have an exhibition at the Louvre Museum. Her art extended to stage sets, pottery, and fabrics. She and her husband, Robert Delaunay, collaborated on various public projects, including murals.

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Raymond Loewy
(Former industrial designer)

Raymond Loewy
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Birthdate: November 5, 1893
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 14, 1986

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Hannah Höch
(Artist)

Hannah Höch
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Birthdate: November 1, 1889
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: May 31, 1978

Apart from being the only female member of the Berlin Dada group, German artist Hannah Höch was also the pioneer of the photomontage form of art. Her works explored the sexually and financially independent New Woman and challenged gender stereotypes. She also experimented with textiles and patterns.

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Alfred Sisley
(Impressionist Landscape Painter)

Alfred Sisley
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Birthdate: October 30, 1839
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 29, 1899

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Angelica Kauffman
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Birthdate: October 30, 1741
Birthplace: Chur, Switzerland
Died: November 5, 1807

One of the two women founder members of London’s Royal Academy, Angelica Kauffman was born to a painter father in Switzerland and was quite a prodigy, who mastered several languages and the arts of music and painting quite quickly. The history painter is best remembered for her landscapes and portraits.

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
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Birthdate: November 2, 1699
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 6, 1779

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Guido Reni
(Painter)

Guido Reni
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Birthdate: November 4, 1575
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: August 18, 1642

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Bharathan
(Film Maker, Artist)

Bharathan
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Birthdate: November 14, 1946
Birthplace: Wadakanchery, Trichur, Kingdom of Cochin
Died: July 30, 1998

Bharathan was an Indian artist, filmmaker, and art director. He earned a diploma from the College of Fine Arts, Thrissur, and began his career as an art director in films. He eventually started working as an assistant director and made his directorial debut in 1975 with the film Prayanam. Many of his films dealt with bold themes. 

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Wyndham Lewis
(Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist)

Wyndham Lewis
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Birthdate: November 18, 1882
Birthplace: Amherst
Died: March 7, 1957

Known as one of the co-founders of Vorticism, a London-based art movement, author-painter Wyndham Lewis is best remembered for his books such as Tarr and The Apes of God. His paintings mingled features of Cubism and Futurism. In his later life, a pituitary tumor made him blind and practically ended his career.