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Paul Cadmus -- b.12/17/1904 d.12/12/1999 (94)
Painter, Etcher

John Cage -- b.9/5/1912 d.8/12/1992 (79)
Painter, Author, Essayist, Poet, Composer, Musician, Pianist, Gay
Misc: Avant-garde; 20th century music revolutionizer with 12-tone scales

Randolph Caldecott -- b.3/22/1846 d.2/12/1886 (39)
Illustrator, English

Alexander Calder -- b.7/22/1898 d.11/11/1976 (78)
Painter, Sculptor, Inventor
Misc: Mobiles, Stabiles

John Caldwell -- b.3/23/1946 N.S. d.2/21/2016 N.S. (69)
Misc: nationally syndicated gag cartoonist; National Lampoon, Mad (as a member of The Usual Gang of Idiots)

Marlene Callahan -- b.8/24/1937 N.S.
Photographer, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1957

Callicrates -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/????
Architect, Greek
Misc: fl.c.500BC

Luca Cambiaso -- b.11/18/1527 d.9/6/1585 (57)
Painter, Italian

Giuliana Camerino -- b.12/8/1920 d.5/10/2010 (89)
Fashion Designer, Fashion Editor, Italian
Names/Places: founded the Roberta di Camerino fashion house in Venice

E. Simms Campbell -- b.1/2/1906 d.1/27/1971 (65)

Canaletto -- b.10/28/1697 N.S. d.4/19/1768 N.S. (70)
Painter, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Giovanni Antonio Canale

Milton Caniff -- b.2/28/1907 d.4/3/1988 (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Terry & the Pirates; Steve Canyon

Antonio Canova -- b.11/1/1757 N.S. d.10/13/1822 N.S. (64)
Sculptor, Italian

Cornell Capa -- b.4/10/1918 d.5/23/2008 (90)

Al Capp -- b.9/28/1909 d.11/5/1979 (70)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT; RN:Alfred Gerald Caplin
Misc: Lil' Abner (put Dogpatch USA on the map), Fearless Fosdick; d. Nov 11?

Captain Beefheart -- b.1/15/1941 d.12/17/2010 (69)
Painter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Names/Places: RN:Don Van Vilet
Group Names: The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

Pierre Cardin -- b.7/2/1922 N.S.
Fashion Designer, French
Names/Places: b. nr. Venice
Misc: designer of clothes, watches, and cologne

Eric Carle -- b.6/25/1929
Designer, Illustrator, Children's Author
Book Titles: The Very Hungry Catepillar

Gilles Carle -- b.7/31/1928 d.11/28/2009 (81)
Painter, Screen/Scriptwriter, Director, Canadian, French

Wally Carlson -- b.3/28/1894 d.5/9/1967 (73)
Comic Strip Cartoonist

Anthony Caro -- b.3/8/1924 d.10/23/2013 (89)
Sculptor, English
Misc: a pre-eminent artist of the postwar era who created a new language for abstract sculpture in the 1960s with brightly colored, horizontal assemblages of welded steel that seemed choreographed as much as constructed.

Francis B. Carpenter -- b.8/6/1830 d.5/23/1900 (69)

Emily Carr -- b.12/13/1871 d.3/2/1945 (73)
Artist, Author, Canadian

Carlo Carra -- b.2/11/1881 d.4/13/1966 (85)
Painter, Italian

Agostino Carracci -- b.8/16/1557 d.3/22/1602 (44)
Artist, Italian
Misc: Printmaker

Annibale Carracci -- b.11/3/1560 d.7/15/1609 (48)
Painter, Italian

Lodovico Carracci -- b.4/21/1555 d.11/13/1619 (64)
Painter, Italian

Teok Carrasco -- b.10/5/1916 d.12/28/1993 (77)
Painter, Cuban

Barbara Carrera -- b.12/31/1945
Painter, TV/Movie Actress, Nicaraguan
Misc: some say b. 1946 or 1947 (ET)
TV Shows: Centennial, Masada, Dallas (as Angelica Nero)

Jim Carrey -- b.1/17/1962 N.S.
Painter, Screenwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer, Impressionist, Canadian
Names/Places: aka James Carrey; Lauren Holly's ex-husband
TV Shows: The Duck Factory, In Living Color (as Pee Wee Herman, Fire Marshall Bill, Vera de Milo, & regular)
Movie Titles: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Batman Forever (as The Riddler), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, The Truman Show, Me Myself and Irene, Man on the Moon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Majestic, Bruce Almighty, Mr. Sunshine, Lemony Snickets' A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, The Number 23, Horton Hears a Who, Yes Man, Under The Sea 3-D, A Christmas Carol, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2, Dumb and Dumber To

Michael Cartellone -- b.6/7/1962
Painter, Drummer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Lynard Skynard, Damn Yankees

James Carteris -- b.1/2/1961
Names/Places: Gabrielle's twin

Henri Cartier-Bresson -- b.8/22/1908 d.8/3/2004 (95)
Photographer, French

Neal Casal -- b.11/2/1968
Photographer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer

William Caslon -- b.1/23/1692 d.1/23/1766 (74)
Designer, British
Misc: English Arabic Typeface

Mary Cassatt -- b.5/22/1844 d.6/14/1926 (82)

Oleg Cassini -- b.4/11/1913 d.3/17/2006 (92)
Fashion Designer, French
Names/Places: RN:Oleg Lolewski-Cassini; Gene Tierney's ex-
Misc: designer for Jackie Kennedy

Mel Casson -- b.7/25/1920 d.5/21/2008 (87)
Comic Strip Cartoonist

Frederico Castellon -- b.9/14/1914 d.7/29/1971 (56)
Artist, Spanish

George Catlin -- b.7/26/1796 d.12/23/1872 (76)
Illustrator, Painter, Author
Misc: of American Indian scenes.

Benvenuto Cellini -- b.11/3/1500 O.S. d.2/13/1571 O.S. (70)
Sculptor, Goldsmith, Italian

Paul Cézanne -- b.1/19/1839 d.10/22/1906 (67)
Painter, French
Misc: Impressionist Painter; water colors; d. Oct 14?

Marc Chagall -- b.7/7/1887 d.3/28/1985 (97)
Painter, Russian

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel -- b.8/19/1883 N.S. d.1/10/1971 (87)
Fashion Designer, French
Misc: Chanel #5

Irwin Chanin -- b.10/29/1891 d.2/24/1988 (96)

Sir Francis Chantrey -- b.4/7/1781 d.11/25/1841 (60)
Sculptor, British

Ceil Chapman -- b.2/19/1912 d.7/13/1979 (67)
Fashion Designer

Stéphane Charbonnier -- b.8/21/1967 N.S. d.1/7/2015 N.S. (47)
Cartoonist, Satirist, French

Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin -- b.11/2/1699 N.S. d.12/6/1779 N.S. (80)
Painter, French

Ivan Chermayeff -- b.6/6/1932 d.12/2/2017 N.S. (85)
Designer, Artist, American, British

Louis Chevrolet -- b.12/25/1878 d.6/6/1941 (62)
Designer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, Swiss
Misc: Founder of the Chevrolet auto & truck motor companies as well as Frontenac

Judy Chicago -- b.7/20/1939
Artist, Feminist
Names/Places: RLN:Cohen

Dale Chihuly -- b.9/20/1941 N.S.
Misc: Artist in Glass

Margaret Cho -- b.12/5/1968
Fashion Designer, Author, TV Actress, Comedienne, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: All American Girl (as Margaret Kim)

Jimmy Choo -- b.11/15/1952 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Malaysia

Helena Christensen -- b.12/25/1968 N.S.
Photographer, Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner, Model, Danish (Denmark)
Misc: Miss Denmark (1986)

Christo -- b.6/13/1935 N.S. d.11/18/2009 N.S. (74)
Artist, Painter, Bulgarian
Names/Places: LN:Javacheff
Misc: famous for the big yellow umbrellas in California and Japan

Howard Chandler Christy -- b.1/10/1872 d.3/3/1952 (80)
Artist, Illustrator

Frederick Church -- b.5/4/1826 d.4/7/1900 (73)
Misc: landscape artist

Giovanni Cimabue -- b.??/??/1240 d.??/??/1302
Misc: no source knows when he was born or died

Aldo Cipullo -- b.11/18/1936 d.1/31/1984 N.S. (47)
Jewelry Designer
Misc: some say b. in 1938, New York Times says b. in 1941 (d. at age 42)

Matteo Civitali -- b.6/5/1436 d.??/??/1501
Architect, Sculptor, Italian

George Claghorn -- b.7/6/1748 J-LD or 7/17/1748 N.S. d.2/3/1824 N.S. (75)
Misc: Shipbuilder; Old Ironsides, Constitution

Liz Claiborne -- b.3/31/1929 d.6/26/2007 (78)
Fashion Designer, Belgiumese
Misc: some say b. 1926

Bob Clampett -- b.5/8/1913 N.S. d.5/2/1984 N.S. (70)
Animator, Producer/Director, Puppeteer
Misc: created Beany & Cecil, Tweety, Porky Pig, & Bugs Bunny
TV Shows: Time for Beany, Beany and Cecil

Claude Lorrain -- b.??/??/1600 d.11/21/1682
Names/Places: RLN:Gellee
Misc: died between Nov 21 or 23 of 1682

Antoni Clave -- b.4/5/1913 d.9/1/2005 (92)
Illustrator, Lithographer, French

Benjamin West Clinedinst -- b.10/14/1859 N.S. d.9/12/1931 N.S. (71)
Artist, Illustrator, Painter, American

Art Clokey -- b.10/12/1921 d.1/8/2010 (88)
Misc: Gumby creator & Claymation inventor & patenter
TV Shows: Gumby, Davey and Goliath

Frances Bean Cobain -- b.8/18/1992
Artist, Model
Names/Places: Courtney Love & Kurt's daughter

Henry Ives Cobb -- b.8/19/1859 d.3/27/1931 (71)
Misc: steel skeleton developer

James Cochran -- b.6/4/1973
Artist, Painter, English

Jean Cocteau -- b.7/5/1889 d.10/11/1963 (74)
Painter, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Movie Actor, Movie Director, French, Gay

Pierre Coffin -- b.11/1/1967 N.S.
Animator, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Despicable Me (series)

John Cohen -- b.8/2/1932
Photographer, Filmmaker, Musicologist, Folk Musician
Group Names: New Lost City Ramblers

Thomas Cole -- b.2/1/1801 d.2/11/1848 (47)
Painter, British

Timothy Cole -- b.4/6/1852 d.5/17/1931 (79)
Artist, Wood Engraver, English

Samuel Colman -- b.3/4/1832 d.3/26/1920 (88)

Alex Colville -- b.8/24/1920 d.7/16/2013 (92)
Painter, Canadian

Robbie Conal -- b.10/11/1944

Cristi Conaway -- b.8/14/1964
Fashion Designer, Actress
Movie Titles: Batman Returns, Husbands and Wives, Joe Somebody, Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman

Russell Cone -- b.3/22/1896 d.??/??/????
Misc: suspension bridge expert; died in 1961?

Renie Conley -- b.7/31/1901 d.6/12/1992 (90)

Sybil Connolly -- b.1/24/1921 d.5/6/1998 (77)
Fashion Designer, Welsh (Wales)

Lauren Conrad -- b.2/1/1986
Fashion Designer, Author, Actress, Personality
TV Shows: The Hills, Laguna Beach

Paul Conrad -- b.6/27/1924 d.9/4/2010 (86)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: of L.A. Times Editorial

Tim Considine -- b.12/31/1940
Photographer, Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Actor, TV Director
Names/Places: Bob's nephew
Misc: automotive historian
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Mike Douglas), The Hardy Boys (1950s), Annette, Spin & Marty (as Spin Evans)

John Constable -- b.6/11/1776 d.3/31/1837 (60)
Painter, English

Gerry Conway -- b.9/10/1952
Misc: Marvel Comics

Karla Conway -- b.7/5/1946 N.S.
Artist, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Karla Jo Musacchia; aka Sachi
Misc: April 1966

Charles Coolidge -- b.11/30/1858 d.1/4/1936 (77)

Barbara Cooney -- b.8/6/1916 d.3/10/2000 (83)
Illustrator, Children's Author

John Singleton Copley -- b.7/3/1738 d.9/9/1815 (77)
Painter, British
Misc: considered the finest painter of colonial America

Le Corbusier -- b.10/6/1887 d.8/27/1965 (77)
Architect, Swiss

Lovis Corinth -- b.7/21/1858 d.7/12/1925 (66)

Jean-Baptiste-Camile Corot -- b.7/16/1796 d.2/22/1875 (78)
Painter, French

Victor Costa -- b.12/17/1935
Fashion Designer

John Sell Cotman -- b.5/16/1782 N.S. d.7/24/1842 N.S. (60)
Illustrator, Painter, Landscaper, Etcher, Author, English

Gustave Courbet -- b.6/10/1819 d.12/31/1877 (58)
Painter, French
Misc: realist painter (Funeral at Ornans, Demoiselles the la Seine)

Charles Courboin -- b.4/2/1884 d.4/13/1973 (89)
Designer, Organist

André Courrèges -- b.3/9/1923 d.1/7/2016 N.S. (92)
Fashion Designer, French
Misc: intorduced the miniskirt and the go-go boots

Guillaume The Elder Coustou -- b.11/29/1677 N.S. d.2/22/1746 N.S. (68)
Sculptor, French

Guillaume The Younger Coustou -- b.3/19/1716 N.S. d.7/13/1777 N.S. (61)
Sculptor, French

Nicolas Coustou -- b.1/9/1658 N.S. d.5/1/1733 N.S. (75)
Sculptor, French

Miguel Covarrubias -- b.11/22/1904 d.4/4/1957 (52)
Cartoonist, Artist, Mexican

David Cox -- b.4/29/1783 N.S. d.6/7/1859 N.S. (76)
Artist, Painter, Landscaper, English
Misc: was an early precursor of Impressionism

John Cox -- b.3/24/1915 N.S. d.1/25/1990 N.S. (74)
Painter, American

Palmer Cox -- b.4/28/1840 d.7/24/1924 (84)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Graham Coxon -- b.3/12/1969
Painter, Songwriter, Musician, Alternative Rock Musician, German
Group Names: Blur

Colonel John D. Craig -- b.4/28/1903 d.8/30/1997 (94)
Photographer, TV Host, Producer
Misc: Documentaries, adventurer, WWII combat photographer aka The Colonel

Ralph Adams Cram -- b.12/16/1863 d.9/22/1942 (78)
Misc: gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)

Lucas The Elder Cranach -- b.10/4/1472 J-LD d.10/16/1553 Ju-1 (81)
Designer, Painter, German

Roy Crane -- b.11/22/1901 d.7/7/1977 (75)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Captain Easy; Buz Sawyer

Walter Crane -- b.8/15/1845 d.3/17/1915 (69)
Illustrator, Painter, Children's Author, Consumer Advocate, English

Thomas Crawford -- b.3/22/1814 d.10/10/1857 (43)

William Crawford -- b.3/18/1913 d.1/6/1982 (68)
Editorial Cartoonist

Jan Cremer -- b.4/20/1940
Painter, Actor, Director, Dutch (Netherlands)

Paul P. Cret -- b.10/24/1876 d.9/8/1945 (68)
Architect, Teacher, American, French

John Crome -- b.12/22/1768 d.4/22/1821 (52)
Painter, Landscaper, Etcher, English

J. D. Crowe -- b.7/8/1959
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Editorials

George Cruikshank -- b.9/27/1792 d.2/1/1878 (85)
Illustrator, Children's Author, English
Misc: for Charles Dickens

Robert Crumb -- b.8/30/1943
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Songwriter, Banjoist, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: aka R. Crumb
Misc: underground comics; Fritz The Cat, Father Time; inducted in the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame
Group Names: R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
Song Titles: My Girl's Pussy (with His Cheap Suit Serenaders on one of the last 78 RPM speed records made)

Melinda Culea -- b.5/5/1955
Artist, Author, TV Actress, Commercial Actress
Misc: Burger King girl
TV Shows: The A Team (as Amy Allen), Glitter, Knots Landing (as Paula Vertosick), Brotherly Love (as Claire Roman)
Movie Titles: The Fisher King, Wagons East

Pierre "Peyo" Culliford -- b.6/25/1928 d.12/24/1992 (64)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Belgiumese
Misc: Smurfs creator

Imogen Cunningham -- b.4/12/1883 d.6/24/1976 (93)

Charles Curran -- b.2/13/1861 d.11/9/1942 (81)

Cherie Currie -- b.11/30/1959
Artist, Actress, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: The Runaways

Nathaniel Currier -- b.3/27/1813 d.11/20/1888 (75)
Artist, Lithographer
Misc: of Currier & Ives

John Steuart Curry -- b.11/14/1897 d.10/29/1946 (48)
Painter, Lithographer

Edwin Sheriff Curtis -- b.2/19/1868 d.10/19/1952 (84)
Misc: a photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples

Nicholas Curtis -- b.12/30/1971 d.7/2/1994 (22)
Artist, Poet, Keyboardist
Names/Places: Tony's son

Tony Curtis -- b.6/3/1925 d.9/29/2010 (85)
Artist, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York; RN:Bernard Schwartz
TV Shows: McCoy (star), Vega$ (as Philip Roth)
Movie Titles: The Great Race, Some Like It Hot, Trapeeze

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