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Frida Kahlo -- b.7/6/1907 d.7/13/1954 (47)
Artist, Mexican

Albert Kahn -- b.3/21/1869 d.12/8/1942 (73)
Architect, German
Misc: known for his designs of American automobile factories. In his own time he was considered the world's foremost industrial architect and the "father of modern factory design."

Louis I. Kahn -- b.2/20/1901 N.S. d.3/17/1974 N.S. (73)

Otto Kahn -- b.2/21/1867 d.3/29/1934 (67)
Art Patron, Businessperson, Philanthropist, German
Misc: Chairman the New York Metropolitan Opera

Jacob Kainen -- b.12/7/1909 d.3/19/2001 (91)
Misc: curator

Max Kalish -- b.3/1/1891 d.3/18/1945 (54)
Sculptor, Polish

Herbert Kalmus -- b.11/9/1881 d.7/11/1963 (81)
Engraver, Scientist, Inventor
Misc: played a key role in developing technicolor film

Norma Kamali -- b.6/27/1945
Fashion Designer, Costume Designer
Movie Titles: The Wiz (costumes)

Wassily Kandinsky -- b.12/4/1866 d.12/13/1944 (78)
Painter, Russian
Misc: one of the first creators of pure ab straction in modern painting.

Bob Kane -- b.10/24/1915 d.11/3/1998 (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: created the comic book superhero icon "Batman" for DC Comics in 1939

John Kane -- b.8/19/1860 d.8/10/1934 (73)
Painter, Scotish

Donna Karan -- b.10/2/1948
Fashion Designer

Bernard Karfiol -- b.5/6/1886 d.??/??/1952
Artist, American, Hungarian

Yousuf Karsh -- b.12/23/1908 d.7/13/2002 (93)
Misc: portrait photographer (Life Magazine)

Herbert Kasper -- b.12/12/1926
Fashion Designer

Kat Von D -- b.3/8/1982 N.S.
Artist, Personality
Names/Places: RN: Katherine von Drachenberg
Misc: Tattooist

Angelica Kauffmann -- b.10/30/1741 N.S. d.11/5/1807 N.S. (66)
Painter, Swiss
Misc: Neoclassical painter

Alex Kayne -- b.6/24/1985
Artist, Writer, Music Producer, Rock & Roll Musician, Rock & Roll Musician
Names/Places: RN: Alex Williams, aka DJ Alex Kayne
Group Names: "Life, Sex & Death"

Bil Keane -- b.10/5/1922 d.11/8/2011 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: The Family Circus

Diane Keaton -- b.1/5/1946
Photographer, Movie Actress, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles, California; RLN:Hall
Movie Titles: Play It Again Sam, Sleeper, Annie Hall, Godfather, Baby Boom, Father Of The Bride II, First Wives Club, Marvin's Room, The Other Sister, Something's Gotta Give, The Family Stone, Because I Said So, Mad Money

Ezra Jack Keats -- b.3/11/1916 d.5/6/1983 (67)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Liya Kebede -- b.3/1/1978 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Actress, Model, Ethiopian

Charles Keene -- b.8/10/1823 d.1/4/1891 (67)
Illustrator, English
Misc: Punch magazine

Edward Keinholz -- b.10/23/1927 d.6/10/1994 (66)

Arthur Keller -- b.7/4/1867 d.??/??/1924
Illustrator, Painter

Ellsworth Kelly -- b.5/31/1923 d.12/27/2015 N.S. (92)
Painter, Sculptor
Misc: associated with hard-edge painting

James Edward Kelly -- b.7/30/1855 d.5/25/1933 (77)
Names/Places: NN:Sculptor of American History

Patrick Kelly -- b.9/24/1954 d.1/1/1990 (35)
Fashion Designer

Walt Kelly -- b.8/25/1913 d.10/18/1973 (60)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Pogo

Adam Kennedy -- b.3/10/1922 d.10/16/1997 (75)
Painter, Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
TV Shows: The Californians

David Hume Kennerly -- b.3/9/1947
Photographer, Photojournalist

John F. Kensett -- b.3/22/1816 d.12/14/1872 (56)

Corita Kent -- b.11/20/1918 d.9/18/1986 (67)

Rockwell Kent -- b.6/21/1882 d.3/13/1971 (88)
Illustrator, Painter, Author

Marilyn Kentz -- b.??/??/1947
Artist, Author, Educator, Actress, TV Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Mommies (as Marilyn)

Tange Kenzo -- b.9/4/1913 d.3/22/2005 (91)
Architect, Japanese
Misc: One of the foremost Japanese architects in the decades following World War II.

Joseph Keppler -- b.2/1/1838 d.2/19/1894 (56)
Cartoonist, Caricaturist, Australian
Misc: founder of; Puck, the first successful humorous weekly in the United States.

André Kertész -- b.7/2/1894 d.9/28/1985 (91)
Photographer, Journalist
Misc: 35mm camera use pioneer

Henry "Hank" Ketcham -- b.3/14/1920 N.S. d.6/1/2001 N.S. (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: b. in Seattle, WA
Book Titles: Dennis the Menace

Ted Key -- b.8/25/1912 d.5/3/2008 (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hazel

Fazlur Khan -- b.4/3/1929 d.3/27/1982 (52)
Misc: Sears Tower in Chicago

Abbas Kiarostami -- b.6/22/1940 d.7/4/2016 N.S. (76)
Photographer, Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Iranian

James Kiberd -- b.7/6/1949
Artist, Humanitarian, Actor
Names/Places: Susan Keith's hubby
TV Shows: Loving, All My Children, As the World Turns
Movie Titles: Soldier's Heart

Henry S. Kierstead -- b.7/31/1910 d.2/13/1993 (82)

Frederick Kiesler -- b.9/22/1890 d.12/27/1965 (75)
Architect, Designer, Sculptor, Austrian

Bernard Kilban -- b.1/1/1935 d.8/12/1990 (55)
Misc: Cat Books

Al Kilgore -- b.12/19/1927 d.8/15/1983 (55)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Bullwinkle

Fiske Kimball -- b.12/8/1888 d.8/14/1955 (66)
Architect, Historian
Misc: of Art

Frank King -- b.4/9/1883 d.6/24/1969 (86)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Gasoline Alley; b. June 11?

Warren King -- b.1/3/1916 d.2/9/1978 (62)
Editorial Cartoonist

Thomas Kinkade -- b.1/19/1958 N.S. d.4/6/2012 N.S. (54)

Jeff Kinney -- b.2/19/1971 N.S.
Cartoonist, Children's Author, Internet Website Owner
Misc: creator of the website Poptropica
Book Titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)

Jack Kirby -- b.8/28/1917 d.2/6/1994 (76)
Comic Book Artist
Misc: artist who helped reinvent the comic book superhero with characters such as the X-Men, Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, & Capt. America

Rollin Kirby -- b.9/4/1875 d.5/8/1952 (76)
Editorial Cartoonist
Misc: political cartoonist who gave modern cartooning decisive impetus in the direction of graphic simplicity and high symbolic value.

August Kiss -- b.10/11/1802 d.3/24/1865 (62)
Sculptor, German

Ronald Brooks Kitaj -- b.10/29/1932 d.10/21/2007 (74)

Henry Hudson Kitson -- b.4/9/1863 N.S. or 4/9/1864 N.S. or 4/9/1865 N.S. d.6/26/1947 N.S.
Sculptor, English
Misc: Minute Men Memorial Shrine of American Liberty

Paul Klee -- b.12/18/1879 d.6/29/1940 (60)
Painter, Swiss

Anne Klein -- b.8/3/1923 d.3/19/1974 (50)
Fashion Designer

Calvin Klein -- b.11/19/1942
Fashion Designer, Jewish
Names/Places: b. in Bronx

Max Klein -- b.8/14/1915 d.5/20/1993 (77)
Misc: paint-by-numbers inventor

Gustav Klimt -- b.7/14/1862 N.S. d.2/6/1918 N.S. (55)
Artist, Austrian
Misc: one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.

Franz Jozef Kline -- b.5/23/1919 d.5/13/1962 (42)
Misc: expressionist

H. H. Knerr -- b.9/4/1882 d.7/8/1949 (66)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: the Katzenjammer Kids

Charles Robert Knight -- b.10/21/1874 d.4/15/1953 (78)
Painter, Author

Tina Knowles -- b.1/4/1954 N.S.
Fashion Designer
Names/Places: Beyoncé's mother

John Koch -- b.8/18/1909 d.4/19/1978 (68)
Artist, Painter
Misc: an important figure in 20th century realist painting.

Walter Koenig -- b.9/14/1936
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: some say b. in 1938
TV Shows: Babylon 5 (as Alfred Bester), Star Trek (as navigator Ensign Lt. Pavel Chekov)
Movie Titles: Star Trek (series)
Video Games: Star Trek (series), Starfleet Academy: Chekov's Lost Missions

Oskar Kokoschka -- b.3/1/1886 d.2/22/1980 (93)
Designer, Painter, Dramatist/Playwright, Educator, Humanitarian, Austrian
Misc: avant-garde

Kathe Kollwitz -- b.7/8/1867 d.4/22/1945 (77)

Jeffrey Koons -- b.1/21/1955 N.S.

Edward Koren -- b.12/13/1935
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: N.Y. Wooly char's

Michael Kors -- b.8/9/1959 N.S.
Fashion Designer

John Korty -- b.7/22/1936
Photographer, Animator, Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Director
Movie Titles: The Ewok Adventure (TV movie), The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Twice Upon a Time

Ralph Kovel -- b.8/20/1920 d.8/28/2008 (88)
Names/Places: Terry's husband
Misc: Antique expert

Paul Krassner -- b.4/9/1932
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Journalist, Editor, Comedian
Misc: wrote MAD Magazine, co-founded the Yippies

Jill Krementz -- b.2/19/1940
Photographer, Author

Warren Kremer -- b.6/26/1921 d.7/24/2003 (82)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: creator of Richie Rich, the kid with a $100,000 a week allowance; also modified Casper the Friendly Ghost

Samuel H. Kress -- b.7/23/1863 d.9/22/1955 (92)
Art Collector, Businessperson, Merchant, Philanthropist
Misc: S.H. Kress 10 cent stores in 1896

John Kricfalusi -- b.9/9/1955
Animator, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Ren & Stimpy (creator and as Ren 1991-92), He Hog the Atomic Pig (creator), Doug
Video Games: Ren and Stimpy (series)

Les Krims -- b.8/16/1943

Joe Kubert -- b.9/18/1926 d.8/12/2012 (85)
Misc: comic book artist, art teacher, founder of The Kubert School, and best known for his work at DC Comics' characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman

Tite Kubo -- b.6/26/1977 N.S.
Illustrator, Japanese
Book Titles: Bleach (series)

Walter Kuhn -- b.10/27/1880 d.7/13/1949 (68)

Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg -- b.9/28/1923 N.S. d.7/12/2010 N.S. (86)
Cartoonist, Author, Poet, Publisher, Singer
Misc: some say b. 1923
Group Names: The Fugs (founder), soloist

Harvey Kurtzman -- b.10/3/1924 d.2/21/1993 (68)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Editor, Businessperson
Misc: pop culture historian; helped found MAD magazine

Yayoi Kusama -- b.3/22/1929 N.S.
Artist, Japanese

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