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Naum Gabo -- b.8/5/1890 d.8/23/1977 (87)
Sculptor, Russian
Misc: whose use of such materials as glass, plastic, and metal signaled a rejection of traditional concepts of mass in favour of a sense of spatial movement.

Jacques Ange Gabriel -- b.10/23/1698 N.S. d.1/4/1782 N.S. (83)
Architect, French

Wanda Gág -- b.3/11/1893 N.S. d.6/27/1946 N.S. (53)
Artist, Illustrator, Painter, Children's Author, Translator, American
Book Titles: Millions of Cats

Neil Gaiman -- b.11/10/1960
Comic Book Artist, Author, Novelist, English
Book Titles: The Sandman, The Graveyard Gook, Coraline

Thomas Gainsborough -- b.5/14/1727 d.8/2/1788 (61)
Painter, English
Misc: The Blue Boy, one of the best known English portrait and landscape artists

James Galanos -- b.9/20/1924 d.10/30/2016 N.S. (92)
Fashion Designer

Ron Galella -- b.1/10/1931
Misc: photographed celebrities

Stacy Galina -- b.9/24/1966
Jewelry Designer, Actress, Ballerina
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Mary Frances Sumner, then her cousin Kate Whitaker), Alright Already (as Jessica Lerner), Hidden Hills (as Pam Asher)
Movie Titles: Children of the Corn: Fields of Terror

Kelly Gallagher -- b.11/21/1967
Designer, Interior Designer, Playmate
Misc: September 1994 Playmate

Frank Gallo -- b.1/13/1933
Artist, Sculptor

Kate Garner -- b.7/9/1954
Photographer, Artist, Hip-Pop Performer, English
Group Names: Haisi Fantayzee

Jean Louis Garnier -- b.11/6/1825 d.8/3/1898 (72)
Architect, French

Antonio Gaudí y Cornet -- b.6/25/1852 d.6/10/1926 (73)
Architect, Spanish

Paul Gauguin -- b.6/7/1848 d.5/8/1903 (54)
Painter, French
Names/Places: b. in Paris; FN:Eugene Henri
Misc: post impressionist

William Gaunt -- b.7/5/1900 d.??/??/1980
Artist, Author, Critic, English

Dick Gautier -- b.10/30/1931 d.1/13/2017 N.S. (85)
Cartoonist, Artist, TV/Stage Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: Get Smart (as Hymie the CONTROL robot), Liar's Club, When Things Were Rotten (as Robin Hood), Here We Go Again

Richard Gehr -- b.10/5/1954
Cartoonist, Author
Misc: New Yorker
Book Titles: The Phish Book, I Only Read It For The Cartoons

Frank O. Gehry -- b.2/28/1929
Architect, Canadian

Theodore "Dr." Seuss Geisel -- b.3/2/1904 d.9/24/1991 (87)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Names/Places: b. in Springfield, MA
Book Titles: The Cat In The Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Fox In Socks, The Lorax

Jean Craighead George -- b.7/2/1919 d.5/15/2012 (92)
Artist, Author

Baron François Gérard -- b.5/4/1770 N.S. d.1/11/1837 N.S. (66)
Painter, French, Italian

Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault -- b.9/26/1791 d.1/26/1824 (32)
Artist, Painter, French
Names/Places: aka Theodore

Rudi Gernreich -- b.8/8/1922 d.4/21/1985 (62)
Fashion Designer
Misc: designed the first women's topless swimsuit, the "thong" & the miniskirt.

Arthur Getz -- b.5/17/1913 d.1/19/1996 (82)
Misc: his depictions of life in and around the city appeared 210 times on the cover of The New Yorker magazine

Lorenzo Ghiberti -- b.??/??/1378 d.12/1/1455
Sculptor, Goldsmith, Italian

Domenico Ghirlandaio -- b.6/2/1448 d.1/11/1494 (45)
Painter, Italian

Ridolfo Ghirlandaio -- b.2/4/1483 d.1/6/1561 (77)
Painter, Italian
Names/Places: Domenico's son

Alberto Giacometti -- b.10/10/1901 d.1/11/1966 (64)
Painter, Sculptor, Swiss

Frank Gianninoto -- b.1/5/1903 d.4/1/1988 (85)
Misc: designed Marlboro's flip-top box

Mossimo Giannulli -- b.6/4/1963
Fashion Designer

Grinling Gibbons -- b.4/4/1648 d.8/3/1721 (73)
Artist, Wood Designer, British

James Gibbs -- b.12/23/1682 N.S. d.8/5/1754 N.S. (71)
Architect, Scotish

William Francis Gibbs -- b.8/24/1886 d.9/6/1967 (81)
Architect, Engineer
Misc: WWII Naval ships and destroyers

Kahil Gibran -- b.1/6/1883 d.4/10/1931 (48)
Artist, Poet, Lebanese

Kahlil Gibran -- b.11/29/1922 d.4/13/2008 (85)
Painter, Sculptor, Lebanese
Misc: "The Prophet", "Broken Wings"

Amy Gibson -- b.11/25/1961
Art Director, Actress
Movie Titles: Airplane!, King of the Mountain

Charles Dana Gibson -- b.9/14/1867 d.12/23/1944 (77)
Artist, Illustrator
Misc: drew the "Gibson Girl."

John Gibson -- b.7/19/1790 d.1/27/1866 (75)
Sculptor, British

H. R. Giger -- b.2/5/1940 d.5/12/2014 (74)
Artist, Swedish
Misc: Surreal

Cass Gilbert -- b.11/24/1859 d.5/17/1934 (74)
Misc: Woolworth building in N.Y., designed the Supreme Court building in D.C.

Eric Gill -- b.2/22/1882 d.11/17/1940 (58)
Artist, Sculptor, Engraver, Author, English
Misc: typographer

Terry Gilliam -- b.11/22/1940
Animator, Illustrator, Comedy Writer, Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis, MN
TV Shows: Monty Python's Flying Circus (animated sequence creator with the cutout-type effect)

Françoise Gilot -- b.11/26/1921
Painter, Author, French

Laura Gilpin -- b.4/22/1891 d.11/30/1979 (88)

Luca Giordano -- b.10/18/1634 N.S. d.1/12/1705 N.S. (70)
Painter, Italian

Giorgione -- b.??/??/1477 d.??/??/1510
Misc: died before November 7, 1510

François Girardon -- b.3/10/1628 N.S. d.9/1/1715 N.S. (87)
Sculptor, French

Thomas Girtin -- b.2/18/1775 d.11/9/1802 (27)
Painter, British

Robert "Bob" Givens -- b.3/2/1918 N.S. d.12/14/2017 N.S. (99)
Animator, Artist
Misc: Character Designer, Layout Artist; worked for many animation studios such as Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from the 1930s through his retirement in the early 2000s; also a frequent collaborator with director Chuck Jones.

William Glackens -- b.3/13/1870 d.5/22/1938 (68)

Milton Glaser -- b.6/26/1929
Misc: among the most celebrated graphic designers of the U.S.

John Gleason -- b.4/10/1941 d.10/28/2003 N.S. (62)
Misc: Lighting Designer

John Gnagy -- b.1/13/1907 d.3/7/1981 (74)
Artist, TV Host
Misc: Art instructor
TV Shows: You Are an Artist

Jay Goede -- b.11/2/1963
Illustrator, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Pokemon: The First Movie -Mewtwo Strikes Back, 54, Ethan Frome

Rube Goldberg -- b.7/4/1883 d.12/7/1970 (87)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Boob McNutt, Mike & Ike, Lucifer Butts; made the easy outrageously difficult

William Golden -- b.3/31/1911 d.10/23/1959 (48)
Misc: designed the CBS Eye logo

John Goodall -- b.6/7/1908 d.6/2/1996 (87)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Bertram G. Goodhue -- b.4/28/1869 d.4/23/1924 (54)
Misc: celebrated for his work in neo-gothic design.

George Gordienko -- b.1/7/1928 N.S. d.5/13/2002 N.S. (74)
Artist, Wrestler, Canadian

"Tipper" Gore -- b.8/19/1948
Photographer, Author
Names/Places: Albert's wife; RN:Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson
Misc: Parents Music Resource Center founder

Edward Gorey -- b.2/22/1925 d.4/15/2000 (75)

Jabez Gorham -- b.2/18/1792 d.3/24/1869 (77)
Misc: Silversmith

Arshile Gorky -- b.10/25/1904 d.7/21/1948 (43)
Misc: Abstract Expressionist

René Goscinny -- b.8/14/1926 d.11/5/1977 (51)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, French

Adolphi Gottlieb -- b.3/14/1903 d.3/4/1974 (70)
Misc: b. Mar 4?

Floyd Gottredson -- b.5/5/1905 d.7/22/1986 (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Mickey Mouse

Frederick William Goudy -- b.3/8/1865 d.5/11/1947 (82)
Designer, Printer
Misc: Type designer

Chester Gould -- b.11/20/1900 d.5/11/1985 (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: b. in Pawnee, OK
Book Titles: Dick Tracy (creator)

Edd Gould -- b.10/28/1988 N.S. d.3/25/2012 N.S. (23)
Cartoonist, English
TV Shows: created his Eddsworld web-based flash cartoons.

Sandra Gould -- b.7/23/1926 d.7/20/1999 (72)
Painter, TV Actress
TV Shows: Bewitced (as 2nd Gladys Kravitz)

Mel Graff -- b.8/9/1907 d.11/1/1975 (68)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Secret Agent X-9

Ashley Graham -- b.10/30/1988 N.S.
Designer, Author, Model

Ernest Graham -- b.8/22/1866 d.11/22/1936 (70)

John Graham Jr. -- b.4/8/1908 d.1/29/1991 (82)

Superstar Billy Graham -- b.6/7/1943
Artist, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Eldridge Wayne Coleman

Hardie Gramatky -- b.4/12/1907 d.4/29/1979 (72)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Kirby Grant -- b.11/24/1911 d.10/30/1985 (73)
Sculptor, Actor, Singer, Violinist
Names/Places: LN:Hoon Jr.
Misc: some say b. 1914
TV Shows: Sky King (star)

Vernon Grant -- b.4/26/1902 d.7/9/1990 (88)
Misc: Snap Crackle & Pop creator; magazine & book illustrator

Gunter Grass -- b.10/16/1927 d.4/13/2015 (87)
Artist, Illustrator, Sculptor, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, German

Morris (Cole) Graves -- b.8/28/1910 d.5/5/2001 (90)

Harold Gray -- b.1/20/1894 d.5/9/1968 (74)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little Orphan Annie

Emilio Greco -- b.10/11/1913 d.4/5/1995 (81)
Sculptor, Italian

Kate Greenaway -- b.3/17/1846 d.11/6/1901 (55)
Illustrator, Children's Author, English

Horatio Greenough -- b.9/6/1805 N.S. d.12/18/1852 N.S. (47)
Sculptor, Writer, American
Misc: neo-classical

Lillie Lexie Gregg -- b.5/17/1991 N.S.
Fashion Designer, English

Alix Gres -- b.11/30/1903 d.11/24/1993 (89)
Designer, French
Names/Places: RFN:Madame
Misc: reigned for 50 years as one of the great French fashion designers

Jean-Baptiste Greuze -- b.8/21/1725 d.3/4/1805 (79)
Painter, French

John Howard Griffin -- b.6/16/1920 d.9/9/1980 (60)
Photographer, Author, Novelist

Rick Griffin -- b.6/18/1944 d.8/18/1991 (47)
Poster Maker

John Willis Griffiths -- b.10/6/1809 d.3/30/1882 (72)
Misc: Naval designer who created the first extreme clipper ship, the "Rainbow," which was designed to engage in the China trade. The "Rainbow" was launched in 1845 and began a new era in shipbuilding.

John Grimaldi -- b.5/22/1955 d.11/15/1983 N.S. (28)
Artist, Songwriter, Jazz Musician, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: Argent

Juan Gris -- b.3/23/1887 d.5/11/1927 (40)
Painter, Sculptor, Spanish
Names/Places: RN:Jose Victoriano Gonzalez

Matt Groening -- b.2/15/1954
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Portland, OR
Misc: The Simpsons, Life in Hell, Arbur & Jeff, Bongo (a one-eared rabbit)
TV Shows: The Simpsons (creator and as the sounds of Maggie sucking a pacifier), Futurama (creator)

Red Grooms -- b.6/7/1937

Walter Gropius -- b.5/18/1883 d.7/5/1969 (86)
Architect, German
Misc: found Bauhaus school of design

William Gropper -- b.12/3/1897 d.1/6/1977 (79)
Illustrator, Painter

Lance Gross -- b.7/8/1981
Photographer, Actor, Producer, Model
TV Shows: House of Payne (as Calvin Payne), Sleepy Hollow (as Daniel Reynolds)
Movie Titles: Temptation: Confessions, The Last Fall, Our Family Wedding

Milt Gross -- b.3/4/1895 d.11/29/1953 (58)
Comic Strip Cartoonist

George Grosz -- b.7/26/1893 d.7/6/1959 (65)
Painter, German

Johnny B. Gruelle -- b.12/24/1880 d.1/9/1938 (57)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Author
Book Titles: Raggedy Ann & Andy (creator)

Matthias Grunewald -- b.??/??/1470 or ??/??/1480 d.8/31/1528

Francesco Guardi -- b.10/5/1712 N.S. d.1/1/1793 N.S. (80)
Painter, Italian

Aldo Gucci -- b.5/26/1905 d.1/19/1990 (84)
Fashion Designer, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Maurizio Gucci
Misc: leather goods main man

Guccio Gucci -- b.3/26/1881 N.S. d.1/2/1953 N.S. (71)
Fashion Designer, Businessperson, Italian

Jules Guerin -- b.11/18/1866 d.6/14/1946 (79)
Illustrator, Painter, Muralist

José Guerrero -- b.10/29/1914 d.12/23/1991 (77)
Painter, Spanish

Pedro Eduardo Guerrero -- b.9/5/1917 d.9/13/2012 (95)
Artist, Mexican

C. Z. Guest -- b.2/19/1920 d.11/8/2003 (83)
Fashion Designer, Author, Columnist, Actress
Names/Places: RN:Lucy Douglas Cochrane

Peggy Guggenheim -- b.8/26/1898 d.12/23/1979 (81)
Artist, Art Collector
Misc: patron

Pierre Louis Guinand -- b.??/??/1748 d.2/13/1824
Glassmaker, Inventor, Optician, Swiss
Names/Places: aka P.L. Guinand

Cathy Guisewite -- b.9/5/1950
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: MN:Lee
Misc: Cathy

Philip Guston -- b.6/27/1913 d.6/7/1980 (66)

Charles Gwathmey -- b.6/19/1938 d.8/3/2009 (71)
Architect, Writer

Fred Gwynne -- b.7/10/1926 d.7/2/1993 (66)
Illustrator, Children's Author, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFMN:Frederick Hubbard
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Off. Francis Muldoon), The Munsters (as Herman Munster)
Movie Titles: My Cousin Vinny

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