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Eero Saarinen -- b.8/20/1910 d.9/1/1961 (51)
Names/Places: Eliel's son
Misc: one of the leaders in a trend toward exploration and experiment in American architectural design during the 1950s.

Eliel Saarinen -- b.8/28/1873 d.7/1/1950 (76)
Architect, Finnish
Names/Places: FN:Gottlieb
Misc: notable for his influence on modern architecture in the United States, particularly on skyscraper and church design. His son, Eero Saarinen, was also an outstanding American architect.

Moshe Safdie -- b.7/14/1938
Architect, Educator, Israeli
Names/Places: b. in Hafia, Palestine (now Israel)

Forrest C. "Bud" Sagendorf -- b.3/22/1915 d.9/22/1994 (79)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Popeye

Carole Bayer Sager -- b.3/8/1946
Painter, Music Producer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Burt Bacharach's ex-wife

Augustus Saint Gaudens -- b.3/1/1848 d.8/3/1907 (59)
Sculptor, Irish
Misc: designed 1907 $20 gold piece.

Cathy Saint George -- b.8/23/1954
Artist, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 1982

Yves Saint Laurent -- b.8/1/1936 d.6/1/2008 (71)
Fashion Designer, Roman Catholic, Algerian
Names/Places: RN:Henri Donat Mathieu

Leo Salkin -- b.2/1/1913 d.10/13/1993 (80)
Animator, Screen/Scriptwriter
Misc: of Walt Disney, Tex Avery, & Walter Lantz cartoons

Erich Salomon -- b.4/28/1886 d.7/7/1944 (58)
Photographer, German
Misc: one of the founders of photojournalism, best known for his candid photographs of statesmen and celebrities.

Emma Samms -- b.8/28/1960
Photographer, Actress, Director, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RLN:Samuelson
Misc: some say b. 1961
TV Shows: Dynasty (as Fallon Carrington Colby), The Colbys (as Fallon Carrington Colby), General Hospital (as Holly Sutton Scorpio), Models Inc. (as Grayson Louder)

Art Sansom -- b.9/16/1920 d.7/4/1991 (70)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: The Born Loser

Andrea Sansovino -- b.??/??/1467 d.??/??/1529
Architect, Sculptor, Italian
Misc: some say b. in c. 1460

Jacopo Sansovino -- b.7/2/1486 d.11/27/1570 (84)
Architect, Sculptor, Italian

Raphael Sanzio -- b.3/28/1483 d.4/6/1520 (37)
Architect, Artist, Painter, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Raffaello Santi
Misc: many sources cite b. Apr 6, the same day and month that he died; Wikipedia sates b. March 28

John Saratin -- b.10/24/1808 d.10/25/1897 (89)
Artist, Engraver, British

Adolfo F. Sardina -- b.2/15/1933
Fashion Designer, Cuban

Tony Sarg -- b.4/21/1880 d.2/17/1942 (61)
Illustrator, Puppeteer, German
Misc: Marionettes

John Singer Sargent -- b.1/12/1856 d.4/15/1925 (69)
Painter, Italian

Vidal Sassoon -- b.1/17/1928 d.5/9/2012 (84)
Hairstylist, Jewish, English
Misc: Beauty & Cosmetic expert

Augusta Christine Savage -- b.2/29/1892 d.3/26/1962 (70)

Edward Savage -- b.11/26/1761 N.S. d.7/6/1817 N.S. (55)
Painter, Engraver

Charles Saxon -- b.11/13/1920 d.12/6/1988 (68)
Misc: New Yorker Magazine

Arnold Scaasi -- b.5/8/1931 d.8/4/2015 N.S. (84)
Fashion Designer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Arnold Isaacs

Richard Scarry -- b.6/5/1919 d.4/30/1994 (74)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Misc: or d. May 3?

Francesco Scavullo -- b.1/16/1921 d.1/6/2004 (82)
Misc: celebrities and models

Riek Schagen -- b.11/15/1913 d.7/14/2008 (94)
Painter, Actress, Dutch (Netherlands)

Jerry Schaltzberg -- b.6/26/1927
Photographer, Movie Director

Elsa Schiaparelli -- b.9/10/1890 d.11/13/1973 (83)
Fashion Designer, Italian

Edwin Schlossberg -- b.7/19/1945
Designer, Artist, Author
Names/Places: Caroline's hubby

Jean Schlumberger -- b.6/24/1907 d.8/29/1987 (80)
Artist, Jewelry Designer, French

Julian Schnabel -- b.10/26/1951
Painter, Movie Director

Jonathan D. "Jon" Schnepp -- b.5/16/1967 N.S. d.7/19/2018 N.S. (51)
Animator, Cartoonist, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Cinematographer
TV Shows: Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros. (co-director)
Movie Titles: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Video Games: Club Dead

Walter Schofield -- b.9/10/1867 d.3/10/1944 (76)

Keith Schultz -- b.9/16/1953
Photographer, Actor
Names/Places: Kevin's twin

Kevin Schultz -- b.9/16/1953
Photographer, Actor
Names/Places: Keith's twin

Charles Monroe Schulz -- b.11/26/1922 d.2/12/2000 (77)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Protestant, Sports Figure
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis
Misc: created Peanuts with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Woodstock, Sally, Pig Pen, Peppermint Patty, etc.; in the Figure Skating and the United States Hockey Hall of Fames
Book Titles: Peanuts

Jim Schwall -- b.11/11/1942
Photographer, Songwriter, Mandolin, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer/Guitarist

Teresa Schwartz -- b.12/20/1851 d.12/23/1918 (67)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)

Sir George Scott -- b.7/13/1811 d.3/27/1878 (66)
Architect, English

Jeremy Scott -- b.8/8/1975 N.S.
Fashion Designer

Florida Scott-Maxwell -- b.9/14/1883 d.3/6/1979 (95)
Cartoonist, Author, Writer, Psychologist

Janet Scudder -- b.10/27/1869 d.6/9/1940 (70)
Painter, Sculptor

Ronald Searle -- b.3/3/1920 d.12/30/2011 (91)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator, Writer, English

Arthur Secunda -- b.11/12/1927

George Segal -- b.11/26/1924 d.6/9/2000 (75)
Misc: lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)

Elzie Crisler Segar -- b.12/8/1894 d.10/13/1938 (43)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Sweet Pea, Wimpy, and others in the Thimble Theater Gang

Evan Seinfeld -- b.12/29/1967
Photographer, Writer, Actor, Director, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Biohazard

Selena -- b.4/16/1971 N.S. d.3/31/1995 N.S. (23)
Fashion Designer, Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: queen of Tejano Music; RN: Selena Quintanilla Pérez

Lisa Welch Selmer -- b.11/11/1960
Artist, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1980
Movie Titles: Revenge of the Nerds

Maurice Sendak -- b.6/10/1928 d.5/8/2012 (83)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RFN:Bernard
Book Titles: Where The Wild Things Are

Kate Seredy -- b.10/29/1899 O.S. or 11/10/1899 N.S. d.3/7/1975 (75)
Illustrator, Children's Author, Hungarian

Jon Serl -- b.??/??/1894 d.6/23/1993 (98)

Georges Seurat -- b.12/2/1859 d.3/29/1891 (31)
Painter, French
Misc: founder of the 19th-century French school of Neo-Impressionism whose technique for portraying the play of light using tiny brushstrokes of contrasting colours became known as Pointillism.

Marie Severin -- b.8/21/1929 N.S. d.8/29/2018 N.S. (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: known for her work at Marvel Comics and the 1950's EC Comics; in the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame

Gino Severini -- b.4/7/1883 N.S. d.2/26/1966 N.S. (82)
Artist, Painter, Italian
Misc: a member of the Futurist movement

Nick Seymour -- b.12/9/1958
Painter, Music Producer, Rock & Roll Bassist, Australian
Group Names: Crowded House

Ben Shahn -- b.9/12/1898 d.3/14/1969 (70)
Painter, Poster Maker
Names/Places: RFN:Benjamin

Otep Shamaya -- b.11/7/1979 N.S.
Artist, Poet, Actress, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer
Group Names: Otep (lead)

Charles Sheeler -- b.7/16/1883 d.5/7/1965 (81)
Misc: industrial landscapes

Ernest H. Shepard -- b.12/10/1879 d.3/24/1976 (96)
Artist, Illustrator, English
Book Titles: Winnie the Pooh

Thomas Sheraton -- b.??/??/1751 d.10/22/1806
Misc: Furniture designer

Cindy Sherman -- b.1/19/1954 N.S.

Frederic Crownin Shield -- b.11/27/1845 d.9/13/1918 (72)

Everett Shinn -- b.11/6/1876 d.5/1/1953 (76)
Artist, Painter

Vaughn Shoemaker -- b.8/11/1902 d.8/18/1991 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Editor
Misc: John Q. Public creator

Henry M. Shrady -- b.10/12/1871 N.S. d.4/12/1922 N.S. (50)
Sculptor, American

Roswell Shurtleff -- b.6/14/1838 d.1/6/1915 (76)
Artist, Painter, Soldier

Joseph "Joe" Shuster -- b.7/10/1914 N.S. d.7/30/1992 N.S. (78)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Canadian
Misc: co-creator with Jerry Siegel of "Superman" which first appeared in June 1938 Action Comics, moved to Cleveland, teamed up with Siegel at Glenville High School, Toronto, Canada

Jerry Siegel -- b.10/17/1914 d.1/28/1996 (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Superman co-creator with Joe Shuster

George Silk -- b.11/17/1916 d.10/23/2004 (87)
Photographer, Journalist

Shel Silverstein -- b.9/25/1930 N.S. d.5/10/1999 N.S. (68)
Cartoonist, Artist, Author, Poet, Composer/Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Misc: Author and illustrator of children's books such as "A Light in the Attic" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends."
Book Titles: A Light in the Attic, Where The Sidewalk Ends
Song Titles: A Boy Named Sue, Father of a Boy Named Sue, Sahra Sylvia Cynthia Stout, The Smokeoff

Franklin Simmons -- b.1/11/1839 d.12/8/1913 (74)

Norton Simon -- b.2/5/1907 d.6/2/1993 (86)
Art Collector, Executive, Industrialist
Names/Places: Jennifer Jones' hubby
Misc: of Simon & Schuster

Adele Simpson -- b.12/8/1903 d.8/23/1995 (91)
Fashion Designer
Names/Places: RLN:Smithline
Misc: clothed first ladies and movie stars

David Alfaro Siqueiros -- b.12/29/1896 d.1/6/1974 (77)
Painter, Muralist, Mexican

Alfred Sisley -- b.10/30/1839 d.1/29/1899 (59)
Painter, French

Louis Skidmore -- b.4/8/1897 d.9/27/1962 (65)

Peter "Hithouse" Slaghuis -- b.8/20/1961 N.S. d.9/5/1991 N.S. (30)
Hairstylist, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: scratcher; sound engineer; of Video Kids "Woodpeckers From Space"; remixed Nu Shooz's "I Can't Wait" into a dance hit.

John French Sloan -- b.8/2/1871 d.9/7/1951 (80)
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Painter, Lithographer, Etcher
Misc: depictions of everyday life in New York City in the early 20th century.

Eric Sloane -- b.2/27/1905 d.3/5/1985 (80)
Artist, Illustrator, Painter, Author

Louis Slobodkin -- b.2/19/1903 d.5/8/1975 (72)
Illustrator, Sculptor, Author

David Smith -- b.3/9/1906 d.5/23/1965 (59)
Painter, Sculptor

Francis Smith -- b.10/23/1838 d.4/7/1915 (76)
Artist, Novelist, Engineer

Jeff (Cartoonist) Smith -- b.2/27/1960 N.S.

Sidney Smith -- b.2/13/1877 d.10/20/1935 (58)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: of The Gumps

Sydney Smith -- b.2/28/1894 d.7/4/1928 (34)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: The Gumps

Willie Donnell Smith -- b.2/29/1948 d.4/17/1987 N.S. (39)
Fashion Designer

Reg Smythe -- b.7/10/1917 d.6/13/1998 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: creator of Andy Capp

Lord Snowdon -- b.3/7/1930 d.1/13/2017 N.S. (86)
Photographer, Filmmaker, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Anthony Armstrong Jones, aka Earl of Snowdon; Princess Margaret's ex-

Otto Soglow -- b.12/23/1900 d.4/3/1975 (74)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little King, Canyon Kiddies

Solomon -- b.8/9/1902 d.2/2/1988 (85)
Painter, English

Russell M. Solomon -- b.9/22/1925 N.S. d.3/4/2018 N.S. (92)
Art Collector, Entrepreneur
Misc: Tower Records founder

Katarina Souri -- b.10/27/1968
Artist, Author, Columnist, Actress, Model, Playmate, Finnish
Names/Places: RN:Minna Katariina Kata Karkkainen
Misc: December 1988

Raphael Soyer -- b.12/25/1899 d.11/4/1987 (87)
Painter, Russian
Names/Places: Moses' twin

Kate Spade -- b.12/24/1962 N.S. d.6/5/2018 N.S. (55)

Albert Speer -- b.3/19/1905 d.9/1/1981 (76)
Architect, German
Misc: a close associate of Adolf Hitler who ran the Nazi war machine

Peter Spier -- b.6/6/1927 d.4/27/2017 N.S. (89)
Illustrator, Children's Author, American, Dutch (Netherlands)
Book Titles: Island City: Adventures In Old New York (1961), The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (1961), London Bridge Is Falling Down! (1967), To Market! To Market! (1967)

Josiah Spode -- b.3/23/1733 d.8/18/1797 (64)
Artist, Potterist, English

Josiah Spode II -- b.7/16/1754 N.S. d.7/16/1827 N.S. (73)
Potterist, English

Stephen Sprouse -- b.9/12/1953 d.3/4/2004 N.S. (50)
Fashion Designer, Artist

Constance Spry -- b.12/5/1886 d.1/3/1960 (73)
Artist, Author

John Squire -- b.11/24/1962
Artist, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: Stone Roses

Richard Stankiewicz -- b.10/18/1922 d.3/27/1983 (60)

Vivian Stanshall -- b.3/21/1943 d.3/5/1995 (51)
Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Trumpeter, English
Names/Places: born in Oxfordshire, England
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (co-founder)

Koo Stark -- b.4/26/1956
Photographer, Actress, Stripper, British
Names/Places: RFN:Kathleen Dee-Anne

Leonard Starr -- b.10/28/1925 d.6/30/2015 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little Orphan Annie

George Stavropoulos -- b.1/22/1920 d.12/10/1990 (70)
Fashion Designer, Greek

Ralph Stedman -- b.5/15/1936
Cartoonist, English

Edward Jean Steichen -- b.3/27/1879 d.3/25/1973 (93)
Photographer, Artist
Misc: father of U.S. photography

William Steig -- b.11/14/1907 d.10/3/2003 (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator, Author
Misc: New Yorker Magazine, "The King of Cartoons"
Movie Titles: Shrek

Clarence S. Stein -- b.6/19/1882 d.2/7/1975 (92)

Gertrude Stein -- b.2/3/1874 d.7/27/1946 (72)
Painter, Author, Biographer, American, Lesbian
Misc: arts patron

Saul Steinberg -- b.6/15/1914 d.5/12/1999 (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Artist, Illustrator, Romanian
Misc: New Yorker

Frank Stella -- b.5/12/1936 N.S.
Painter, Sculptor

Joseph Stella -- b.6/13/1877 d.11/5/1946 (69)
Painter, Italian

Bert Stern -- b.10/3/1929 d.6/26/2013 (83)

Maurice Sterne -- b.8/8/1878 d.7/23/1957 (78)
Painter, Sculptor, Latvian, Russian

Dave Stevens -- b.7/29/1955 N.S. d.3/11/2008 N.S. (52)
Illustrator, Comic Book Artist
Book Titles: The Rocketeer (also used for a film character)

Robert L. Stevens -- b.10/18/1787 d.4/20/1856 (68)
Architect, Inventor
Names/Places: MN:Livingston
Misc: war ship & railroad track innovator

Liz Stewart -- b.7/3/1961
Designer, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: Interior Designer; July 1984

Gustav Stickley -- b.3/9/1858 d.4/21/1942 (84)
Misc: furniture

Alfred Stieglitz -- b.1/1/1864 d.7/13/1946 (82)
Photographer, Editor
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Modern Photography

Clyfford Still -- b.11/30/1904 d.6/23/1980 (75)
Misc: Canvas

James Stirling -- b.4/22/1926 d.6/25/1992 (66)
Architect, Scotish
Misc: D-day parachutist/knight

Edward Durell Stone -- b.3/9/1902 d.8/6/1978 (76)
Misc: Kennedy Center, US Embassy, New Delhi

Paul Strand -- b.10/16/1890 d.3/31/1976 (85)
Photographer, Movie Producer

Theodore Stravinsky -- b.??/??/1907 d.5/??/1989 (83)

Shiloh Strong -- b.6/12/1978
Photographer, Screenwriter, TV Actor, Director
TV Shows: The Mommies (as Adam)
Movie Titles: House of Cards, Cabin Fever

Gilbert Charles Stuart -- b.12/3/1755 d.7/9/1828 (72)
Misc: American portraits such as Presidents Monroe, Jefferson and Madison; one of the great portrait painters of his era and the creator of a distinctively American portrait style.

George Stubbs -- b.8/25/1724 d.7/10/1806 (81)
Painter, English
Misc: best known for his paintings of horses

Rebecca Sugar -- b.7/9/1987 N.S.
Artist, Writer, Producer, Composer
Misc: the first woman to create a show on Cartoon Network
TV Shows: Steven Universe (creator), Adventure Time (as wrtier and storyboard artist)

Suleiman I The Magnificent -- b.??/??/???? d.9/6/1566
Misc: Patron of the arts architecture & literature

Louis Henry Sullivan -- b.9/3/1856 d.4/14/1924 (67)
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Modern Architecture
Misc: designed innovative skyscrapers

Thomas Sully -- b.6/19/1783 N.S. d.11/5/1872 N.S. (89)
Painter, English
Misc: Queen Victoria portrait painter

Donna Summer -- b.12/31/1948 d.5/17/2012 (63)
Artist, Baptist, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Disco Singer
Names/Places: Bruce Sudano's wife, b. in Boston; RN:LaDonna Andrea Gaines; NN:The Queen of Disco
Misc: novelty song about her: Donna Summer On The Radio
Song Titles: Last Dance, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby, Heaven Knows, I Feel Love, Bad Girls, MacArthur Park, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough with Barbra Streisand), On The Radio, Sunset People, The Wanderer, Dim All The Lights, She Works Hard for the Money, Love is in Control, Dinner With Gershwin, This Time I Know It's For Real
Album Titles: Live and More, Love to Love You Baby, I Remember Yesterday, Bad Girls, The Wanderer, She Works Hard for the Money
Movie Titles: Thank God It's Friday

Hal Sutherland -- b.7/1/1929 d.1/16/2014 (84)
Animator, Director
Misc: Worked for Filmation as director of 70s cartoons such as the animated Star Trek, Mission: Magic!, Archie's Fun House, and several episodes of others such as The Brady Kids, Batman/Superman/Aquaman (60s), and three for The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

Mena Suvari -- b.2/13/1979
Fashion Designer, Actress, Model
Movie Titles: Nowhere, The Rage: Carrie 2, Sugar and Spice, American Pie (series), American Beauty, American Reunion

Jan Švankmajer -- b.9/4/1934
Artist, Filmmaker, Director, Czech

Jean Donald Swiggett -- b.1/6/1910 d.12/8/1990 (80)
Painter, Muralist

James Swinnerton -- b.11/13/1875 d.9/8/1974 (98)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Landscaper
Misc: Little Jimmy

Swizz Beatz -- b.9/13/1978 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Painter, Music Producer, Hip Hop Rapper

Richard Sylbert -- b.4/16/1928 d.3/23/2002 (73)
Designer, Producer
Misc: production designer and art director for feature films

János Szentágothai -- b.10/31/1912 d.9/8/1994 (81)
Painter, Poet, Neurobiologist, Hungarian

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