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Last Updated 03-04-2019

Gaston Lachaise -- b.3/19/1882 d.10/18/1935 (53)
Sculptor, French

Christian Lacroix -- b.5/17/1950
Fashion Designer, Courtesan, French
Misc: couturier

Albert Laessle -- b.3/28/1877 d.9/4/1954 (77)
Sculptor, Educator

Christopher Grant La Farge -- b.1/5/1862 d.10/11/1938 (76)

John La Farge -- b.3/31/1835 N.S. d.11/14/1910 N.S. (75)
Painter, Muralist
Misc: Church murals

Karl Lagerfeld -- b.9/10/1933 N.S. d.2/19/2019 N.S. (85)
Fashion Designer, Photographer, Artist, German

Simon Lake -- b.9/4/1866 d.6/23/1945 (78)
Architect, Inventor
Misc: he built the "Argonaut," the first submarine to operate extensively in the open sea.

René Lalique -- b.4/6/1860 N.S. d.5/1/1945 N.S. (85)
Artist, Glassmaker, French
Misc: Jeweler

Nicolas Lancret -- b.1/22/1690 N.S. d.9/14/1743 N.S. (53)
Painter, French

Paul Landowski -- b.6/1/1875 N.S. d.3/31/1961 N.S. (85)
Sculptor, French

Sir Edwin Landseer -- b.3/7/1802 d.10/1/1873 (71)
Painter, Sculptor, English

Kenneth Lane -- b.4/22/1930 d.7/20/2017 N.S. (87)
Designer, Jewelry Designer
Misc: Shoe Designer

Walter Lantz -- b.4/27/1899 N.S. d.3/22/1994 N.S. (94)
Animator, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Rochelle, NY
Misc: Creator of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, Wally Walrus, Smedley, Sugarfoot, Oswald Rabbit, Charley Bear
TV Shows: Woody Woodpecker Show (creator and producer)

Bernard Lanvin -- b.12/27/1935
Fashion Designer, French

Ted Lapidus -- b.6/23/1929 d.12/29/2008 (79)
Fashion Designer, French

Gary Larson -- b.8/14/1950
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: b. in Tacoma, WA
Book Titles: The Far Side

John Lasseter -- b.1/12/1957
Animator, Writer, Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Misc: CCO of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and DisneyToon Studios
Movie Titles: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, Cars 2

Benjamin Henry Latrobe -- b.5/1/1764 d.9/3/1820 (56)
Architect, American, Canadian

Ralph Lauren -- b.10/14/1939
Fashion Designer, Jewish
Names/Places: RLN:Lipshitz

Gilson Lavis -- b.6/27/1951
Artist, New Wave Drummer, English
Group Names: Squeeze

Jacob Lawrence -- b.9/7/1917 d.6/9/2000 (82)

Lee Lawrie -- b.10/16/1877 d.1/23/1963 (85)
Sculptor, German

Robert Lawson -- b.10/4/1892 d.5/27/1957 (64)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Mell Lazarus -- b.5/3/1927 d.5/24/2016 N.S. (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Novelist
Book Titles: Momma, Miss Peach

NeNe Leakes -- b.12/13/1966
Fashion Designer, Author, Actress, TV Hostess, Reality TV Starlet, Personality

Edward Lear -- b.5/12/1812 d.1/29/1888 (75)
Artist, Poet, Children's Author, English
Misc: Limerick inventor; some of my favorites started out with the lines "There once was a young man from Venus", and "There was an old man from Nantucket".

Charles LeCorbusier -- b.10/6/1887 d.8/27/1965 (77)
Architect, Inventor, Swiss
Names/Places: RN:Charles Edouard Jeanneret
Misc: invented Reinforced Concrete

Stan Lee -- b.12/28/1922 d.11/12/2018 N.S. (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: X-Men, Spiderman, Incredible Hulk

John Leech -- b.8/29/1817 d.10/29/1864 (47)
Editorial Cartoonist, Illustrator, English
Misc: Punch Magazine

Fernand Leger -- b.2/4/1881 d.8/17/1955 (74)
Artist, French

Wilhelm Lehmbruck -- b.1/4/1881 d.3/25/1919 (38)
Sculptor, German

Annie Leibovitz -- b.10/2/1949

Claire Leighton -- b.4/12/1898 d.11/4/1989 (91)
Illustrator, Wood Engraver, British

Lucien Lelong -- b.10/11/1889 d.5/11/1958 (68)
Designer, French

Sir Peter Lely -- b.9/14/1618 N.S. d.11/30/1680 N.S. (62)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)

Pierre Charles L'Enfant -- b.8/2/1754 N.S. d.6/14/1825 N.S. (70)
Architect, Revolutionary, Engineer, French
Misc: responsible for the city layout of Washington

John Lennon -- b.10/9/1940 d.12/8/1980 (40)
Artist, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool; MN:Ono nee Winston; Yoko Ono's hubby, Cynthia's ex-husband
Misc: in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo and a Beatle
Group Names: The Quarrymen, Moondogs, Silver Beatles, Beatles (co-lead), Plastic Ono Band, Elephant's Memory, soloist
Song Titles: Love Me Do, From Me To You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There, All My Loving, Twist and Shout, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Day's Night, I Feel Fine, Eight Days a Week, Ticket To Ride, Rock and Roll Music, Help!, Yesterday, We Can Work It Out, Michelle, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, All You Need is Love, Hello Goodbye, Lady Madonna, I Am The Walrus, Hey Jude, Oh-La Di Ob-La Da, Get Back, The Ballad of John and Yoko, Come Together, Something, Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road (previous titles with The Beatles), Give Peace a Chance, Cold Turkey, Instant Karma, Power to the People, Imagine, Happy Xmas, Mind Games, Whatever Gets You Through The Night, #9 Dream, Stand By Me, Starting Over, Woman, Watching The Wheels, Nobody Told Me
Album Titles: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Introducing...The Beatles, Meet The Beatles!, The Beatles Second Album, A Hard Day's Night, Something New, Beatles '65, Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul, Yesterday and Today, Revolver, Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, Let It Be (previous titles with The Beatles), John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Mind Games, Walls and Bridges, Double Fantasy
Movie Titles: A Hard Day's Night, Help!, How I Won The War, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine

William Lescaze -- b.3/27/1896 d.2/9/1969 (72)

Tina Leser -- b.12/12/1910 d.1/24/1986 (75)
Fashion Designer

Charles Robert Leslie -- b.10/19/1794 d.5/5/1859 (64)
Painter, English

Eustache Le Sueur -- b.11/19/1617 N.S. d.4/30/1655 N.S. (37)
Painter, French
Misc: one of the founders of the French Academy of Painting.

Emmanuel Leutze -- b.5/24/1816 d.7/18/1868 (52)
Painter, American, German
Misc: "Washington Crossing the Delaware"

Carlo Levi -- b.11/29/1902 d.1/4/1975 (72)
Painter, Novelist, Italian

David Levine -- b.12/20/1926 d.12/29/2009 (83)
Artist, Illustrator, Caricaturist, Children's Author

Jack Levine -- b.1/3/1915 d.11/8/2010 (95)

Florence Levy -- b.8/13/1870 d.11/15/1947 (77)
Artist, Art Director

Ryan Lewis -- b.3/25/1988
Photographer, Music Producer, Rap Music Performer
Group Names: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Song Titles: Thirft Shop

Wyndham Lewis -- b.11/18/1882 d.3/7/1957 (74)
Painter, Author, English
Names/Places: RFN:Percy

Ludwig Lewisohn -- b.5/30/1882 d.12/31/1955 (73)
Artist, Author, German

Joseph Christian Leyendecker -- b.3/23/1874 d.7/25/1951 (77)
Artist, Painter, German
Misc: over 300 Saturday Evening Post covers

Alexander Liberman -- b.9/4/1912 d.11/19/1999 (87)
Photographer, Painter, Sculptor, Editor, Flautist, Saxophonist, Russian

Patrick Lichfield -- b.4/25/1939 d.11/11/2005 (66)
Photographer, English

Roy Lichtenstein -- b.10/27/1923 d.9/29/1997 (73)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: pop art painter who painted comic book panels

Max Liebermann -- b.7/20/1847 d.2/8/1935 (87)
Painter, German

Bob Lilly -- b.7/26/1939
Photographer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: NN: Mr. Cowboy
Misc: 11x Pro Bowl, 5 NFC title games, 2 Super Bowls, 7x First Team All-Pro; Super Bowl V, VI; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Texas Christian University, Dallas Cowboys (1961-1974)

Maya Lin -- b.10/5/1959
Architect, Designer, Artist, Sculptor
Misc: designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

William Linton -- b.12/7/1812 d.12/29/1897 (85)
Engraver, Writer

Leo Lionni -- b.5/5/1910 d.10/11/1999 (89)
Illustrator, Children's Author, Italian

Jacques Lipchitz -- b.8/22/1891 d.5/26/1973 (81)
Misc: cubist

Filippino Lippi -- b.4/??/1459 d.4/??/1504

Fra Filippo Lippi -- b.??/??/1406 d.10/8/1469
Painter, Italian

Arthur Lismer -- b.6/27/1885 d.3/23/1969 (83)
Painter, English

Richard Llewelyn-Davies -- b.12/24/1912 d.10/27/1981 (68)
Architect, British

Arnold Lobel -- b.5/22/1933 d.12/4/1987 (54)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Wilton Lockwood -- b.9/12/1861 d.3/21/1914 (52)

Louis Loeb -- b.11/7/1866 d.7/12/1909 (42)
Artist, Jewish

Grover Cleveland Loening -- b.9/12/1888 d.2/29/1976 (87)
Designer, German
Misc: aircraft; monoplane inventor

Hugh Lofting -- b.1/14/1886 d.9/26/1947 (61)
Illustrator, Children's Author, English
Book Titles: Dr. Dolittle

Gina Lollobrigida -- b.7/4/1927
Photographer, TV/Movie Actress, Director, Italian
Misc: some say b. in 1928
TV Shows: Falcon Crest (as Francesca Gioberti)
Movie Titles: Beat the Devil, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Charles Loloma -- b.1/7/1921 d.6/9/1991 (70)
Painter, Sculptor, Potterist

James Barton Longacre -- b.8/11/1794 d.1/1/1869 (74)
Engraver, Portraitist, Publisher

Shoshanna Lonstein -- b.5/29/1975
Fashion Designer

Fátima Lopes -- b.3/8/1965 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Portuguese

Jennifer Lopez -- b.7/24/1969 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Author, Actress, Producer, Dancer, Video Game Voice Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka J. Lo
TV Shows: In Living Color (as flygirl), American Idol, Shades of Blue
Movie Titles: Selena (as Selena), Out of Sight, The Cell, The Wedding Planner, Angel Eyes, Enough, Maid in Manhattan, Shall We Dance?, Monster-in-Law
Video Games: Ice Age: Continental Drift (series)

Jack Lord -- b.12/30/1920 d.1/21/1998 (77)
Artist, TV/Movie Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:John Joseph Ryan
Misc: 1950s & 60s western & crime show villian; some say b. 1928 or 1930, but 1920 is the correct year according to his widow
TV Shows: Stoney Burke (star), Hawaii Five-O (as Det. Steve McGarrett)
Movie Titles: Dr. No

Claude Lorrain -- b.??/??/1600 d.11/23/1682
Artist, French

Benson Lossing -- b.2/12/1813 d.6/3/1891 (78)
Engraver, Historian

Morris Louis -- b.11/28/1912 d.9/7/1962 (49)
Misc: post abstraction

Victor Louis -- b.5/10/1731 N.S. d.7/2/1800 N.S. (69)
Architect, French
Misc: One of the most active of late 18th-century French Neoclassical architects, especially noted for theatre construction.

Sir David Low -- b.4/7/1891 d.9/19/1963 (72)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, British
Misc: Coloniel Blimp

David Lowery -- b.4/10/1959
Artist, Director
Misc: storyboard artist for movies such as Spiderman 2, Bruce Almighty, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Deep Impact, Flintstones movie, Jurassic Park, Honey I Shrunk The Kids

Lucebert -- b.9/15/1924 d.5/10/1994 (69)
Artist, Poet, Dutch (Netherlands)

Bud Luckey -- b.7/28/1934 N.S. d.2/24/2018 N.S. (83)
Designer, Animator, Cartoonist, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer, Singer/Musician, American
Misc: primarily an animated character designer; worked on TV commercial animated mascots such as Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam, "Snap, Crackle and Pop"
TV Shows: Sesame Street (short animated films)
Movie Titles: Toy Story (series), A Bug's Life, "Monsters, Inc.", Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Winnie-the-Pooh (as Eeyore)

Keye Luke -- b.6/18/1904 d.1/12/1991 (86)
Artist, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Chinese
Misc: Chinese-American
TV Shows: The Amazing Chan & the Chan Clan, Anna & the King, Kung Fu (as Master Po the mentor), Harry-O (as Dr. Fong), General Hospital (as Mr. Wu the Ancient One 1985)
Movie Titles: Charlie Chan (as Number One Son)

Henry A. Lukeman -- b.1/28/1872 d.4/3/1935 (63)
Misc: historical mounuments

George Luks -- b.8/13/1867 d.10/29/1933 (66)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hogan's Alley; also a painter of urban scenes.

Alvin Lustig -- b.2/8/1915 d.12/4/1955 (40)

Jon Luvelli -- b.2/20/1979 N.S.

Jay Lynch -- b.1/7/1945 N.S. d.3/5/2017 N.S. (72)
Cartoonist, Comic Book Artist
Misc: played a key role in the underground comix movement with his Bijou Funnies and other titles. Nard n' Pat comic strip author. Bazooka Joe comics main writer from 1967-1990. A major contributor to Topps' Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids lines.

Joseph Lynes Jr. -- b.12/2/1910 d.9/14/1991 (80)
Photographer, Writer, Editor, Historian
Misc: Managing editor of Harper's Magazine

Humphrey Lyttelton -- b.5/23/1921 d.4/25/2008 (86)
Cartoonist, Author, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter, English

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