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Arthur Rackham -- b.9/19/1867 d.9/6/1939 (71)
Illustrator, Children's Author, British
Book Titles: Grimm's Fairy Tales

Robert Rauschenberg -- b.10/22/1925 d.5/12/2008 (82)
Painter, Gay

Man Ray -- b.8/27/1890 d.11/18/1976 (86)
Misc: Surrealism father

Alex Raymond -- b.10/2/1909 d.9/6/1956 (46)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim, Rip Kirby, Secret Agent X-9

James Raymond -- b.2/25/1917 d.10/14/1981 (64)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: Blondie

Thomas Buchanan Read -- b.3/12/1822 d.5/11/1872 (50)
Artist, Poet

Odilon Redon -- b.4/22/1840 d.7/6/1916 (76)
Painter, Lithographer, French

Vic Reeves -- b.1/24/1959
Artist, Actor, Comedian, English
Misc: of the Vic and Bob (Mortimer) comedy team

Charles S. Reinhart -- b.5/16/1844 d.8/30/1896 (52)
Artist, Illustrator, Painter

Antonio Reis -- b.8/27/1927 d.9/10/1991 (64)
Sculptor, Ethnographer, Poet, Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer, Movie Director, Portuguese

Rembrandt -- b.7/15/1606 O.S. d.10/4/1669 O.S. (63)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: b. in Leiden; LN:Harmensz van Ryn or van Rijn
Misc: Although some of his early work was unpopular at the time, he went on to produce over 650 oil paintings and 2,000 drawings.

Georges "Herge" Remi -- b.5/22/1907 N.S. d.3/3/1983 N.S. (75)
Cartoonist, Belgiumese
Misc: an underrated Belgian cartoonist; Tin Tin creator

Frederic Remington -- b.10/4/1861 d.12/26/1909 (48)
Painter, Sculptor
Misc: "The Last Stand", "The Bronco Buster", and other American Western art

John Rennie -- b.6/7/1761 N.S. d.10/4/1821 N.S. (60)
Architect, Engineer, Scotish
Misc: London Bridge designer

Pierre Auguste Renoir -- b.2/25/1841 d.12/17/1919 (78)
Painter, French
Misc: Impressionist; of nudes; d. Dec 3?

Maurice Rentner -- b.3/3/1889 d.7/7/1958 (69)
Fashion Designer

James Renwick Jr. -- b.11/1/1818 d.6/23/1895 (76)

Paul Revere -- b.12/21/1734 J-LD or 1/1/1735 N.S. d.5/10/1818 N.S. (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Engraver, Revolutionary, Inventor, Statesman
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Boston
Misc: Silversmith; Political; New England Patriot; False Teeth, Eye Glasses, Picture Frames, Surgical Tools, warned the colonists "The British Are Coming!"

Kenneth Rexroth -- b.12/22/1905 d.6/6/1982 (76)
Painter, Essayist, Poet, Translator
Misc: an early champion of the Beat movement.

H. A. Rey -- b.9/16/1898 d.8/26/1977 (78)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Names/Places: RFN:Hans
Misc: co-created Curious George with wife Margaret; popular constellation books
Book Titles: Curious George (series)

Sir Joshua Reynolds -- b.7/16/1723 d.2/23/1792 (68)
Painter, Portraitist, English

Zandra Rhodes -- b.9/19/1940
Fashion Designer, English

José Ribera -- b.2/17/1591 N.S. d.9/2/1652 N.S. (61)
Painter, Spanish
Names/Places: aka José de Ribera
Misc: date of birth is approximated; baptize date is given as birth date

Richie Rich -- b.11/11/1970 N.S.
Fashion Designer

Ariana Richards -- b.9/11/1979
Painter, Movie Actress
Names/Places: MN:Clarice
Movie Titles: Tremors, Jurassic Park

Henry Hobson Richardson -- b.9/29/1838 d.4/27/1886 (47)

George Rickey -- b.6/6/1907 d.7/17/2002 (95)

Don Rico -- b.9/26/1912 d.3/27/1985 (72)
Illustrator, Editor, Stuntman
Misc: Captain America

Leni Riefenstahl -- b.8/22/1902 d.9/8/2003 (101)
Photographer, Actress, Director, German
Names/Places: RN:Helene Bertha Amalie
Misc: German filmmaker of 1930's, who directed classic sports documentary "Olympia" on 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics; infamous, however, for also making 1934 Hitler propaganda film "Triumph of the Will.".

Jacob August Riis -- b.5/3/1849 d.5/26/1914 (65)
Photographer, Journalist, Social Reformer, American, Danish (Denmark)

Andrew Riker -- b.10/22/1868 d.??/??/1930
Designer, Engineer
Misc: Automobiles

Bridget Riley -- b.4/24/1931
Painter, English

Robert LeRoy Ripley -- b.12/25/1890 N.S. d.5/27/1949 N.S. (58)
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Author, Writer, Anthropologist, Entrepreneur, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA
Book Titles: Ripley's Believe It ot Not (creator)

Herb Ritts -- b.8/13/1952 d.12/26/2002 (50)
Misc: photographer of the stars

Diego Rivera -- b.12/8/1886 d.11/24/1957 (70)
Painter, Muralist, Mexican

Larry Rivers -- b.8/17/1923 N.S. d.8/14/2002 N.S. (78)
Cartoonist, Painter, Sculptor, Teacher, Actor, Filmmaker, Musician
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg
Misc: pop artist; Washington crossing the Delaware 1953

Luca Della Robbia -- b.12/22/1399 or 12/22/1400 d.??/??/1482
Sculptor, Italian

Frank Robbins -- b.9/9/1917 d.11/28/1994 (77)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Johnny Hazard

Ivor Roberts-Jones -- b.11/2/1913 d.12/9/1996 (83)
Sculptor, British

Boardman Robinson -- b.9/6/1876 d.9/5/1952 (75)
Illustrator, Painter, Canadian
Misc: Political cartoonist

Kevin Roche -- b.6/14/1922 N.S. d.3/1/2019 N.S. (96)
Architect, Irish

Abby Rockefeller -- b.10/26/1874 d.4/5/1948 (73)
Art Collector, Philanthropist, Socialite
Names/Places: John D.'s wife

Norman Rockwell -- b.2/3/1894 d.11/8/1978 (84)
Illustrator, Painter
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: painted 317 covers for the Saturday Evening Post

François "Auguste" René Rodin -- b.11/12/1840 d.11/17/1917 (77)
Sculptor, French
Misc: The Thinker; d. in Meudon, France

John Augustus Roebling -- b.6/12/1806 d.7/22/1869 (63)
Designer, Engineer, American, German
Misc: Pioneered design of construction of suspension bridges incl one over the Niagra River & Brooklyn Bridge

Nicholas Roerich -- b.10/9/1874 d.12/13/1947 (73)
Designer, Mystic, Russian

Isaiah Rogers -- b.8/17/1800 d.4/13/1869 (68)

James Gamble Rogers -- b.3/3/1867 d.10/1/1947 (80)

John Rogers -- b.10/20/1829 d.7/26/1904 (74)

Randolph Rogers -- b.7/6/1825 d.1/15/1892 (66)

Richard Rogers -- b.7/23/1933
Architect, English, Italian

George Romney -- b.12/15/1734 d.11/15/1802 (67)
Painter, English

Dominic Rompollo -- b.1/24/1935
Fashion Designer

John Wellborn Root -- b.7/14/1887 d.10/24/1963 (76)

Salvator Rosa -- b.6/20/1615 N.S. or 6/21/1615 N.S. d.3/15/1673 N.S. (57)
Painter, Poet, Actor, Italian

Biannca Rose -- b.7/21/1994 N.S.
Photographer, Actress, Model, Australian

Isaac Rosenberg -- b.11/25/1890 d.4/1/1918 (27)
Painter, Poet, English

Henry Rosenfeld -- b.5/17/1911 d.2/5/1986 (74)
Fashion Designer

James Rosenquist -- b.11/29/1933 d.3/31/2017 N.S. (83)

Jean E. Rosenthal -- b.3/16/1912 d.5/1/1969 (57)
Misc: lighting designer for broadway shows

Max Rosenthal -- b.11/23/1833 d.8/8/1918 (84)
Artist, Painter, Engraver, Polish

Bob Ross -- b.10/29/1942 N.S. d.7/4/1995 N.S. (0)
Painter, TV Host
Misc: Art Instructor
TV Shows: The Joy of Painting

Donald Ross -- b.11/23/1873 d.4/26/1948 (74)
Architect, Sports Figure, Scotish
Misc: over 500 US Golf courses

Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- b.5/12/1828 d.4/9/1882 (53)
Painter, Poet, English

Mark Rothko -- b.9/25/1903 d.2/25/1970 (66)
Painter, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Marcus Rothkovich
Misc: Abstract Expressionism co-founder

Arthur Rothstein -- b.7/17/1915 d.11/11/1985 (70)

Georges-Henri Rouault -- b.5/27/1871 d.2/13/1958 (86)
Painter, French
Names/Places: b. in Paris
Misc: expressionist

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau -- b.5/21/1844 d.9/4/1910 (66)
Painter, French
Misc: d. Sep 2?

Theodore Rousseau -- b.4/15/1812 d.12/22/1867 (55)
Painter, French

Rachel Roy -- b.1/15/1974 N.S.
Fashion Designer

Sir Peter Paul Rubens -- b.6/28/1577 d.5/30/1640 (62)
Painter, Diplomat, French

Joe Ruby -- b.3/30/1933 N.S.
Animator, Editor, Cartoon Producer
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Clemens Ruby
Misc: co-founded Ruby-Spears Productions with Ken Spears
TV Shows: Scooby-Doo (co-creator), Jabberjaw (co-creator), "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder" (co-creator), Plastic Man (co-producer), Saturday Supercade (co-producer), Mister T (co-creator), Alvin and the Chipmunks (co-creator)

David Rudder -- b.5/6/1953
Painter, Sculptor, Composer, Singer, Calypso Performer, Trinidad And Tobago

François Rude -- b.1/4/1784 d.11/3/1855 (71)

Paul Rudolph -- b.10/23/1918 d.8/8/1997 (78)
Misc: one of the most prominent to emerge after WWII

Edward Joseph Ruscha -- b.12/16/1937
Misc: the pop art movement

William Rush -- b.7/4/1756 N.S. d.1/17/1833 N.S. (76)
Sculptor, American

William George Rushton -- b.8/18/1937 d.12/11/1996 (59)
Cartoonist, Author, Satirist, Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was

Charles Marion Russell -- b.3/19/1864 d.10/24/1926 (62)
Architect, Historian

Barry Ryan -- b.10/24/1948
Photographer, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: Paul's twin

Tom K. Ryan -- b.6/6/1926 N.S. d.3/15/2019 N.S. (92)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: Tumbleweeds

Albert Pinkham Ryder -- b.3/19/1847 d.3/28/1917 (70)

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