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Giovanni da Bologna -- b.??/??/1529 d.8/13/1608
Names/Places: RN:Jean Boulogne; should be known as Giambologna

Michelangelo da Caravaggio -- b.9/28/1571 d.7/18/1610 (38)
Painter, Italian
Names/Places: FN:Michaelangelo; MN:Merisi

Antonio Allegri da Correggio -- b.8/30/1489 d.3/5/1534 (44)
Painter, Italian
Misc: some estimate b. 1494; Date approximate

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre -- b.11/18/1787 d.7/10/1851 (63)
Photographer, Painter, Inventor, Physicist, French
Misc: Tax Collector; A light-sensitive photographic process called a daguerreo

Salvadore Dali -- b.5/11/1904 d.1/23/1989 (84)
Painter, Spanish
Misc: surrealist movement founder

Cyrus Dallin -- b.11/22/1861 d.11/14/1944 (82)

Dr. Nicholas Dallis -- b.12/15/1911 d.7/6/1991 (79)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Psychiatrist
Misc: creator of Judge Parker, Rex Morgan M.D., & Apartment 3-G

Felix Darley -- b.6/23/1822 d.3/27/1888 (65)

Jay N. "Ding" Darling -- b.10/21/1876 d.2/12/1962 (85)
Editorial Cartoonist
Misc: Politics

José Da Silveira -- b.5/14/1965
Painter, Writer
Names/Places: b. in Nampula, Mozambique

Ingri D'Aulaire -- b.12/27/1904 d.10/24/1980 (75)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Honoré Daumier -- b.2/26/1808 d.2/10/1879 (70)
Painter, Caricaturist, French

Guy Davenport -- b.11/23/1927 d.1/4/2005 (77)
Painter, Author, Poet

Jacques-Louis David -- b.8/30/1748 N.S. d.12/29/1825 N.S. (77)
Painter, French

Jo Davidson -- b.3/30/1883 d.1/2/1952 (68)

Arthur Davies -- b.9/26/1862 d.10/24/1928 (66)

Leonardo da Vinci -- b.4/15/1452 O.S. d.5/2/1519 O.S. (67)
Architect, Painter, Scientist, Anatomist, Astronomer, Botanist, Engineer, Geologist, Inventor, Italian, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Vinci; d. at Cloux, France
Misc: Mona Lisa & The Last Supper painter

Alexander Jackson Davis -- b.7/24/1803 d.1/14/1892 (88)

Charles Michael Davis -- b.12/1/1984
Photographer, Actor, Commercial Actor, Producer/Director, Model
Misc: commercials for Nike and Foot Locker
TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy, The Originals (as Marcel Gerard)
Movie Titles: Battle Scars

Jack Davis -- b.12/2/1924 N.S. d.7/27/2016 N.S. (91)
Names/Places: RN: Jack Burton Davis Jr.
Misc: drew posters for movies such as "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"; poked fun at celebrities and politicians for decades; his work appeared on the covers of Time and TV Guide; designed album covers such as one for "The TV Album" for a "Weird Al" Yankovic collection of TV novelty songs
Book Titles: MAD Magazine

James Robert "Jim" Davis -- b.7/28/1945 N.S.
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: not to be confused with actor Jim Davis of "Dallas" fame.
Book Titles: Garfield, U.S. Acres

Phil Davis -- b.3/4/1906 d.12/16/1964 (58)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Mandrake the Magician

Stuart Davis -- b.12/7/1894 d.6/24/1964 (69)

Rob Dean -- b.4/23/1955
Illustrator, Alternative Rock Guitarist, English
Group Names: Japan

Billy DeBeck -- b.4/15/1890 d.11/11/1942 (52)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Barney Google

Laurent de Brunhoff -- b.8/30/1925
Illustrator, Children's Author, French
Group Names: Babar the Elephant (series created by his father)

Giorgio de Chirico -- b.7/10/1888 d.11/19/1978 (90)
Painter, Greek, Italian

Hilaire G. E. Degas -- b.7/19/1834 d.9/27/1917 (83)
Painter, Sculptor, French
Names/Places: MN:Germain Edgar; aka Edgar Degas

Hubert de Givenchy -- b.2/20/1927 d.3/10/2018 N.S. (91)
Fashion Designer, French
Names/Places: b. in Beauvais

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes -- b.3/30/1746 N.S. d.4/16/1828 N.S. (82)
Painter, Spanish

Geoffrey De Havilland -- b.7/27/1882 d.5/21/1965 (82)
Designer, Manufacturer, English
Misc: pioneer in long-distance jet flying. He was one of the first to make jet-propelled aircraft, producing the Vampire and Venom jet fighters.

Adolf A. Dehn -- b.11/22/1895 d.5/19/1968 (72)

John Dehner -- b.11/23/1915 d.2/4/1992 (76)
Animator, Newsperson, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Narrator, Radio Disc Jock, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Staten Island, NY
TV Shows: Frontier Gentlemen, Have Gun Will Travel, The Westerner, The Roaring 20's, The Baileys of Balboa, The Don Knotts Show, The Doris Day Show (as Cyril Bennett), New Temperatures Rising Show, Big Hawaii, How The West Was Won (miniseries), Young Maverick (as Marshal Edge Troy), Enos (as Lt. Jacob Broggi), Bare Essense, The Winds of War (miniseries), The Colbys (as Billy Joe Erskine), War and Remembrance (miniseries)
Movie Titles: Apache

Pieter de Hooch -- b.12/20/1629 d.3/24/1684 (54)
Artist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: 12-20-1629 was the date he was baptized, 3-24-1684 was the date he was buried

Len Deighton -- b.2/18/1929
Artist, Novelist, Mystery Writer, Historian, English
Book Titles: the IPCRESS File

Andreas Deja -- b.4/1/1957 N.S.
Animator, Cartoonist, Polish
Movie Titles: Aladdin (creator of Jafar), Beauty and the Beast (creator of Gaston)

Elaine de Kooning -- b.3/12/1918 d.2/1/1989 (70)

Willem de Kooning -- b.4/24/1904 d.3/19/1997 (92)
Misc: his swirls and slashes of color helped define abstract expressionism and made him one of the 20th century's greatest painters

Eugene Delacroix -- b.4/26/1798 d.8/13/1863 (65)
Painter, French

Charles de la Fosse -- b.6/15/1636 N.S. d.12/13/1716 N.S. (80)
Painter, French

Oscar de la Renta -- b.7/22/1932 d.10/20/2014 (82)
Fashion Designer, Dominican Republican
Names/Places: b. in Santo Domingo

Paul Delaroche -- b.7/17/1797 d.11/4/1856 (59)
Painter, French

Robert Delaunay -- b.4/12/1885 d.10/25/1941 (56)
Painter, French

Andrea del Castagno -- b.??/??/1421 d.8/19/1457
Painter, Italian

Andrea della Robbia -- b.10/24/1435 O.S. d.8/4/1525 O.S. (89)
Sculptor, Italian

Luca della Robbia -- b.??/??/1400 d.??/??/1482
Sculptor, Italian

Louis Dell'olio -- b.7/23/1948
Fashion Designer

Andrea del Sarto -- b.7/16/1486 d.1/22/1531 (44)
Painter, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Andrea Domenico d'Agnolo di Francesco

Paul Delvaux -- b.9/23/1897 d.7/20/1994 (96)
Painter, Belgiumese
Misc: dreamlike depictions of skeletons, trains and nudes made him a master of surrealism

Andrea Del Verrocchio -- b.??/??/1435 d.??/??/1488

George de Maurier -- b.3/6/1834 d.10/6/1896 (62)
Illustrator, Caricaturist, Novelist, French
Names/Places: MN:Louis Palmella Busson
Misc: whose illustrations for Punch were acute commentaries on the Victorian scene. He also wrote three successful novels.

Robert De Niro Sr. -- b.1/17/1922 d.5/3/1993 (71)

André Derain -- b.6/10/1880 N.S. d.9/8/1954 N.S. (74)
Painter, French

Jane Derby -- b.5/10/1895 d.8/9/1965 (70)
Fashion Designer

José Ruiz de Rivera -- b.9/18/1904 d.3/12/1985 (80)
Artist, Sculptor

Édouard Detaille -- b.10/5/1848 N.S. d.12/23/1912 N.S. (64)
Artist, Painter, French

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec -- b.11/24/1864 d.9/9/1901 (36)
Artist, Painter, Lithographer, French
Names/Places: b. in Albi; MN:Marie Raymond, LN:Monfa
Misc: he recorded and drew with great insight characters from Parisian cabaret and nightlife.

Jacques de Vaucanson -- b.2/24/1709 N.S. d.11/21/1782 N.S. (73)
Artist, Inventor, French

Maurice de Vlaminck -- b.4/4/1876 d.10/11/1958 (82)

Casper De Vries -- b.6/1/1964
Painter, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director, Composer, South African

Charles Dewey -- b.7/16/1849 d.??/??/1937

Elsie DeWolfe -- b.12/20/1865 d.7/12/1950 (84)
Designer, Actress
Misc: decorator

Giotto di Bondone -- b.??/??/1267 d.1/8/1337
Painter, Italian

Richard Diebenkorn -- b.4/22/1922 d.3/30/1993 (70)

Phyllis Diller -- b.7/17/1917 d.8/20/2012 (95)
Painter, Actress, Comedienne, Panelist, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Lima, OH; NN:Wizard of Ooze; RLN:Driver
TV Shows: The Gong Show (panelist), The Hollywood Squares (panelist), The Pruitts of Southhampton, The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, Bold & The Beautiful

Diane Dillon -- b.3/13/1933
Illustrator, Author

Jim Dine -- b.6/16/1935
Painter, Sculptor
Misc: neosurrealist

John E. Dinwiddle -- b.10/27/1902 d.??/??/1959
Architect, Educator

Christian Dior -- b.1/21/1905 d.10/24/1957 (52)
Fashion Designer, French

Rudolph Dirks -- b.2/26/1877 d.4/20/1968 (91)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: The Katzenjammer Kids

Giorgio di Sant'Angelo -- b.5/5/1933 d.8/29/1989 (56)
Fashion Designer, Argentine

Walt Disney -- b.12/5/1901 d.12/15/1966 (65)
Animator, Writer, TV Host, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL; FN:Walter Elias
Misc: Cartoon Creator, Empire Founder; Created Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, etc.; produced Snow White, the first animated movie; Disneyland TV Show host; created Disneyland in Anaheim, planned Walt Disney World in Florida that opened five years after his death
TV Shows: Disneyland (host)

Mark Di Suvero -- b.9/18/1933
Sculptor, Chinese
Misc: abstract expressionist

Steve Ditko -- b.11/2/1927 N.S. d.6/29/2018 N.S. (90)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Spider-Man co-creator, legendary comics artist; was found dead on June 29 but is believed to have died about two days earlier

Otto Dix -- b.12/2/1891 d.7/25/1969 (77)
Artist, German

Pete Docter -- b.10/9/1968 N.S.
Animator, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Up, WALL-E, Monsters Inc, Up, Inside Out

Ed Dodd -- b.11/7/1902 d.5/27/1991 (88)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: RFN:Edward Benton
Book Titles: Mark Trail (comic strip creator)

Horace Elgin Dodge -- b.5/17/1868 d.12/10/1920 (52)
Designer, Manufacturer
Misc: created the Dodge automobile; noted for having invented one of the first all-steel cars in America.

Pete Doherty -- b.3/12/1979
Artist, Writer, Poet, Actor, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, English

Robert Doisneau -- b.4/14/1912 d.4/1/1994 (81)
Photographer, French
Misc: his poignant pictures of Parisians became some of the world's best-known photographs.

Carlino Dolci -- b.5/25/1616 N.S. d.1/17/1686 N.S. (69)
Painter, Italian

Domenichino II -- b.10/21/1581 d.4/6/1641 (59)
Architect, Artist, Italian

Donatello -- b.??/??/1386 d.12/13/1466
Names/Places: RN:Donato Niccolo di Betto Bardi

Gustave Dore -- b.1/6/1832 d.1/23/1883 (51)
Artist, Illustrator, French

Thomas Aloysius Dorgan -- b.4/29/1877 d.5/2/1929 (52)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Writer
Misc: of sports

Claude Dornier -- b.5/14/1884 d.12/5/1969 (85)
Designer, Manufacturer, German
Misc: aircraft builder

Count Alfred D'Orsay -- b.9/4/1801 d.8/4/1852 (50)
Painter, Sculptor, Socialite, French

Paul Dougherty -- b.9/6/1877 d.1/9/1947 (69)

Aaron Douglas -- b.5/26/1899 d.2/3/1979 (79)

Donna Douglas -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Artist, TV Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933 or 1939; became a real estate agent
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elly May Clampett)

Kyan Douglas -- b.5/5/1970
Hairstylist, Personality

Stephen Douglas -- b.??/??/1949

Lathrop Douglass -- b.9/5/1907 d.1/21/1981 N.S. (73)
Misc: an architect and urban planner who was a pioneer in the design of shopping centers in the United States and Europe

Sir Henry Doulton -- b.7/25/1820 d.11/18/1897 (77)
Artist, British
Misc: Potter

Arthur G. Dove -- b.8/2/1880 d.11/23/1946 (66)

Dan Dowling -- b.11/16/1906 d.7/27/1993 (86)
Editorial Cartoonist

Stan Drake -- b.11/9/1921 d.3/10/1997 (75)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Blondie illustrator/cartoonist

Courtnee Draper -- b.4/24/1985
Artist, Lawyer, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Singer
Movie Titles: Surf's Up, Ponyo, The Thirteenth Year
Video Games: Disney Infinity (series), Bioshock Infinite (series)

Ruth Draper -- b.12/2/1884 d.12/30/1956 (72)
Names/Places: b. New York City
Misc: monologist and monodramatist whose art was acclaimed throughout the United States and Europe.

Chris Dreja -- b.11/11/1945
Photographer, Singer, Bassist, Pianist, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer, English
Misc: some say b. 1946
Group Names: The Yardbirds
Song Titles: For Your Love, Heart Full of Soul, Evil Hearted You, I'm a Man, Shapes of Things, Over Under Sideways Down

Corrinne Drewery -- b.9/21/1959
Fashion Designer, Singer, Jazz-Pop Performer
Group Names: Swing Out Sister

Rosalyn Drexler -- b.11/25/1926
Artist, Painter, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, Wrestler

Mort Drucker -- b.3/22/1929
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Caricaturist
Misc: MAD Magazine

Ree Drummond -- b.1/6/1969 N.S.
Photographer, Author, Chef, Personality, Internet Website Blogger
Book Titles: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier
TV Shows: Pioneer Woman

William Pène Du Bois -- b.5/9/1916 d.2/5/1993 (76)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Jean Dubuffet -- b.7/31/1901 d.5/12/1985 (83)
Painter, Sculptor, French

Marcel Duchamp -- b.7/28/1887 d.10/2/1968 (81)
Painter, Surrealist Artist, French

Frederick Duesenberg -- b.12/6/1876 d.7/26/1932 (55)
Designer, Inventor, Manufacturer, Bicyclist, German
Misc: Auto Manufacturer

Denice Duff -- b.7/1/1965
Photographer, Actress, Director, Cinematographer

Raoul Dufy -- b.6/3/1877 d.3/23/1953 (75)
Painter, French
Misc: The Palm

Edmund Dulac -- b.10/22/1882 d.5/25/1953 (70)
Illustrator, French

Jeremiah Dummer -- b.9/14/1643 J-LD d.5/24/1718 J-LD (74)
Misc: first American born silversmith

William Dunlap -- b.2/19/1766 N.S. d.9/28/1839 N.S. (73)
Artist, Painter, Playwright, Historian, Actor, Stage Producer, American

Alan Dunn -- b.8/11/1900 d.??/??/1974
Comic Strip Cartoonist

Clive Dunn -- b.1/9/1920 d.11/6/2012 (92)
Artist, Author, Actor, Comedian, English

Asher Brown Durand -- b.8/21/1796 d.9/17/1886 (90)
Illustrator, Painter, Engraver

Albrecht Durer -- b.5/21/1471 d.4/6/1528 (56)
Painter, Engraver, German
Misc: Woodcutter; greatest German Renaissance artist; "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"

Ian Dury -- b.5/12/1942 d.3/27/2000 (57)
Painter, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Punk Rock Singer, British
Group Names: The Blockheads (lead), soloist

Frank Duveneck -- b.10/9/1848 d.1/3/1919 (70)
Painter, Sculptor

Pete Dye -- b.12/29/1925
Architect, Golfer
Misc: noted golf course architect

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