Taurus Artists & Painters

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 1 Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali
Famous As: Surrealist Painter
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
Died: January 23, 1989

Salvador Dali was a Spanish artist best remembered for his precise draftsmanship and technical skills. His artwork is famous for depicting bizarre and striking images. In spite of producing brilliant artworks, Dali's ostentatious and eccentric public behavior often overshadowed his professional achievements, much to the irritation of his fans and critics. His works have influenced other artists like Jeff Koons.

 2 J. M. W. Turner

J. M. W. Turner
Famous As: Romantic painter
Birthdate: April 23, 1775
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 19, 1851

J. M. W. Turner was an English printmaker, painter, and watercolorist best remembered for his imaginative landscapes and expressive colorizations. Intensely reclusive and eccentric throughout his life, Turner lived in poor health and squalor for the last few years of his life. He was portrayed by actor Timothy Spall in the 2014 biographical film, Mr. Turner.

 3 Joan Miró

Joan Miró
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: December 25, 1983

Born to an artisan father in Catalan, Joan Miró was allowed to attend art school after falling sick working as a clerk. Known for combining surrealism and abstract art, he experimented with various forms of art, including paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, and created masterpieces such as The Farm.

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 4 Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 26, 1798
Birthplace: Saint-Maurice, France
Died: August 13, 1863

Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist who is widely regarded as the patriarch of the French Romantic school. As a muralist and painter, Delacroix's study of the optical effects of color inspired the work of the Impressionists. In fact, his work inspired a generation of impressionists.

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 5 Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 12, 1828
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 9, 1882

Known for founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a legendary poet and painter of the 19th century. His illustrations also adorned the books of his poet sister Christina Rossetti. Known for volumes such as The House of Life, he also influenced the Aesthetic movement.

 6 Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns
Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Costume designer
Birthdate: May 15, 1930
Birthplace: Augusta

Presidential Medal-winning artist Jasper Johns is best known for his contribution to the pop art movement. His paintings revolve around subjects such as flags, numbers, and letters, whereas he has also gained fame for his cast sculpture art such as Painted Bronze. He also once experimented by attaching strings to his art.

 7 Georges Braque

Georges Braque
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 13, 1882
Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
Died: August 31, 1963

French painter Georges Braque is considered one of the pioneers of Cubism. His 1908 masterpiece Large Nude is one of his most celebrated pieces. Critics often argue whether Braque or Picasso had first begun developing Cubism, and many of their works are very similar in nature.

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 8 Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941

Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath who contributed greatly to the fields of literature, art, and philosophy. Referred to as the Bard of Bengal, Tagore is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music. The first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore is also credited with composing the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

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 9 Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1915
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: June 3, 2001
Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning roles in Viva Zapata! and Lust for Life. He also delivered stellar performances in the films Zorba the Greek, Wild Is the Wind, and The Guns of Navarone. He had exhibited his artwork and also written two memoirs.

 10 Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Villechaize
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 1943
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 4, 1993

French-American actor Hervé Villechaize is best remembered for playing the evil henchman in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. Born with dwarfism, he was bullied at school for his condition. After initially working as an artist, painter and photographer, he ventured into acting. He was popular and much loved by the audience.

 11 Jemima Kirke

Jemima Kirke
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 26, 1985
Birthplace: Westminster

Jemima Kirke is an English-American artist, actress, and director best known for her role as Jessa Johansson in the HBO series Girls. She is the daughter of Simon Kirke and was introduced to show business at a young age. After acting for a few years, she made her directorial debut in 2019. She is a reproductive rights activist as well.   

 12 Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1940
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Lance Henriksen is best known as Bishop Weyland from the Aliens franchise and as Ed Harley from the horror film Pumpkinhead and its TV movie versions. He has also voiced video-game characters such as Steven Hackett in the Mass Effect series. He is a clay and mural artist, too.

 13 Burt Young

Burt Young
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 30, 1940
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Best known for his rough character roles and his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Paulie Pennino in the Rocky film franchise, actor Burt Young had been a boxer during his time in the Marine Corps. He has also contributed to book covers as an illustrator and penned screenplays and the novel Endings.

 14 David Choe

David Choe
Famous As: Street artist
Birthdate: April 21, 1976
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 15 Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse
Famous As: Inventor of Morse Code, Painter
Birthdate: April 27, 1791
Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 2, 1872

 16 Frederic Edwin Church

Frederic Edwin Church
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 4, 1826
Birthplace: Hartford
Died: April 7, 1900

 17 Effie Gray

Effie Gray
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 7, 1828
Birthplace: Perth, United Kingdom
Died: December 23, 1897

Effie Gray was a Scottish painter. She was married to draughtsman and watercolorist, John Ruskin, before leaving him to marry John Everett Millais. This popular love triangle has been depicted in several plays and films, including the 1912 silent movie, The Love of John Ruskin. After marrying Millais, Effie Gray had a major influence on his works.

 18 Robert De Niro Sr.

Robert De Niro Sr.
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 3, 1922
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: May 3, 1993
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 19 Julius Evola

Julius Evola
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 19, 1898
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 11, 1974

Julius Evola was an Italian poet, philosopher, painter, esotericist, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, and occultist. Evola is extremely popular in fringe circles due to his supernatural, magical, and metaphysical beliefs. Due to his traditionalist views on gender, which advocated a purely patriarchal society, Evola is regarded as one of Italy’s most influential fascist racists of all time.

 20 Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 18, 1980

 21 John James Audubon

John James Audubon
Famous As: Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist
Birthdate: April 26, 1785
Birthplace: Les Cayes
Died: January 27, 1851

 22 Jean Giraud

Jean Giraud
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 8, 1938
Birthplace: Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Died: March 10, 2012
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 23 Alice Liddell

Alice Liddell
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 4, 1852
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, UK
Died: November 16, 1934

One of the 10 children of the dean of Christ Church, Henry Liddell, Alice Liddell was about 5 when she met mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as author Lewis Carroll. It is believed she was the inspiration behind Carroll’s iconic creation Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

 24 Hiromu Arakawa

Hiromu Arakawa
Famous As: Manga Artist
Birthdate: May 8, 1973
Birthplace: Makubetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Raised on a farm, Hiromu Arakawa realized her potential as a manga artist early in life and thus went to Tokyo to try her luck. The Shogakugan Manga Award-winning artist is now known for her internationally renowned Fullmetal Alchemist manga series, which has given birth to an entire franchise.

 25 Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland
Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: May 8, 1920
Birthplace: Kaarina
Died: November 7, 1991

 26 Daniel Chatto

Daniel Chatto
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 22, 1957
Birthplace: London, England

 27 Paige O'Hara

Paige O'Hara
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 10, 1956
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

 28 Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma
Famous As: Pianter
Birthdate: April 29, 1848
Birthplace: Kilimanoor, Travancore, India
Died: October 2, 1906

One of the greatest Indian painters of all time, Raja Ravi Varma is best remembered for mixing Indian mythological subjects with the Western historicist style of art. His painting skills made the king of Travancore his patron at 14. His best-known works include The Milkmaid and The Begum’s Bath.

 29 Thomas Gainsborough

Thomas Gainsborough
Famous As: Landscape painter
Birthdate: May 14, 1727
Birthplace: Sudbury, England
Died: August 2, 1788

 30 Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 25, 1928
Birthplace: Lexington, Virginia, United States
Died: July 5, 2011

Cy Twombly was an American sculptor, painter, and photographer. Although he wasn’t popular among the critics, Twombly's works influenced several younger artists like Francesco Clemente, Anselm Kiefer, and Julian Schnabel. Today, his works are preserved in many museums globally, including the Tate Modern in London, the Menil Collection in Houston, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

 31 Gregg Alexander

Gregg Alexander
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States

 32 Jean-Leon Gerome

Jean-Leon Gerome
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 11, 1824
Birthplace: Vesoul, Haute-Saône, France
Died: January 10, 1904

 33 Allisyn Ashley Arm

Allisyn Ashley Arm
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 25, 1996
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States

 34 Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys
Famous As: Founder of the provocative art movement known as Fluxus, and was a key figure in the development of Happenings
Birthdate: May 12, 1921
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Died: January 23, 1986

It is believed Joseph Beuys was rescued by Tartars when his air force plane broke down in Crimea during World War II. He later gained fame as an avant-garde sculptor and artist and part of the group Fluxus. His works used unconventional media, with some even including staged actions.

 35 Lisa Frank

Lisa Frank
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 21, 1955
Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

 36 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Famous As: Expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke
Birthdate: May 6, 1880
Birthplace: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Died: June 15, 1938

One of the pioneers of Expressionism, German painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner co-established the artists’ group Die Brücke, or The Bridge. His iconic works such as Girl under Japanese Umbrella and Street, Berlin displayed psychological and erotic themes. Declared a "degenerate" by the Nazis, he later committed suicide.

 37 Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning
Famous As: Abstract expressionist artist
Birthdate: April 24, 1904
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 19, 1997
Willem de Kooning was a Dutch-American artist and one of the most famous practitioners of abstract expressionism of his generation. One of the 20th century's best-known artists, de Kooning is noted for paintings, such as Woman III (1953) and Interchange (1955). Many of his paintings have been sold for record prices.

 38 Tasya van Ree

Tasya van Ree
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 30, 1976
Birthplace: Mililani, Hawaii, United States

Tasya van Ree is a popular American painter and photographer, known for her keen interests in visual presentation and mixed media. Also known for her distinctive sense of fashion, Tasya believes that people become what they wear. An openly gay celebrity, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community. She has dated personalities like Amber Heard and Caroline Vreeland.

 39 Astrid Kirchherr

Astrid Kirchherr
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: May 20, 1938
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 12, 2020

Astrid Kirchherr was a German photographer and artist who was famous for the photographs she took of the original band members of the Beatles. She wanted to study fashion designing as a young woman but shifted to photography at the recommendation of a teacher. She later became acquainted with the Beatles and took several iconic photographs of them. 

 40 Stephen Wiltshire

Stephen Wiltshire
Famous As: Architectural artist
Birthdate: April 24, 1974
Birthplace: London, England

 41 Christiane Kubrick

Christiane Kubrick
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 10, 1932
Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany

German actress, dancer, painter, and singer Christiane Kubrick, wife of accomplished filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, thrived as a painter showcasing a passion for floral settings and still life paintings. She featured in films like Paths of Glory and Love Is Just a Fairytale, while her works featured in two hit films of Stanley, namely A Clockwork Orange  and Eyes Wide Shut.  

 42 Giovanni Bellini

Giovanni Bellini
Famous As: Renaissance Painter
Birthdate: April 24, 1430
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 29, 1516

Giovanni Bellini was an Italian painter who hailed from the famous Bellini family of painters. Giovanni is credited with revolutionizing Venetian painting, shifting it towards a more coloristic and sensuous style. Best remembered for creating paintings with detailed shadings and rich tints, Giovanni's work had a strong influence on the Venetian painting school.

 43 Charlotte Johnson Wahl

Charlotte Johnson Wahl
Famous As: Painter, Mother of Boris Johnson
Birthdate: April 30, 1942
Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
Died: September 13, 2021

Artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl is the mother of British prime minister Boris Johnson and British journalist Rachel Johnson. She is known for her portraits and her signature style that mirrors the Vorticist style. Her creations have been featured at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind.

 44 William Kentridge

William Kentridge
Famous As: Film director, Artist, Painter
Birthdate: April 28, 1955
Birthplace: Johannesburg

 45 Yelena Yemchuk

Yelena Yemchuk
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

 46 Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville
Famous As: painter
Birthdate: May 7, 1970
Birthplace: Cambridge

 47 Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath

Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 6, 1932
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 4, 2020

 48 Emma Ferrer

Emma Ferrer
Famous As: Model, Artist
Birthdate: April 30, 1994
Birthplace: Morges, Switzerland

 49 Yves Klein

Yves Klein
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 28, 1928
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 6, 1962

 50 Paul Nash

Paul Nash
Famous As: painter, illustrator, printmaker
Birthdate: May 11, 1889
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: July 11, 1946