Graphic Artists in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1539-06-13 Jost Amman, Swiss cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1591)
  • 1756-10-02 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist and graphic artist, born in Dordrecht, Dutch Republic (d. 1815)
  • 1777-03-09 Aleksander Orłowski, Polish painter, cartoonist and graphic artist, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1832)
  • 1787-09-18 Johann David Passavant, German historian, painter and graphic artist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1861)
  • 1815-12-08 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist, born in Breslau, Prussian Silesia (d. 1905)
  • 1842-08-28 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1849-06-02 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter and graphic artist (La femme), born in Paris, France (d. 1909)
  • 1857-02-18 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
  • 1858-12-20 Jan Toorop, Dutch-Indonesian painter (3 Brides), born in Purworejo Regency, Indonesia (d. 1928)
  • 1867-08-07 Emil Nolde [Hansen], German painter and graphic artist, born in Nolde, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1956)
  • 1868-11-11 Édouard Vuillard, French painter and graphic artist, born in Cuiseaux, Saône-et-Loire, France (d. 1940)
  • 1871-08-18 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)
  • 1878-04-21 Albert Weisgerber, German painter and graphic artist, born in Sankt Ingbert, Germany (d. 1915)
  • 1878-07-15 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter and graphic artist
  • 1881-08-23 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1881-12-31 Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter and graphic artist (The Bridge), born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1883-05-20 Paul Arntzenius, Dutch painter, graphic artist and etcher, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1884-02-12 Max Beckmann, German painter and graphic artist
  • 1886-01-18 Peter Alma, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • 1887-01-26 Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1888-03-19 Josef Albers, German/US graphic artist/painter/writer (Bauhaus)
  • 1890-06-12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, born in Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1890-08-19 Yves Alix, French painter and graphic artist
  • 1894-01-09 Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter and graphic artist
  • 1897-01-12 Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
  • 1898-06-17 M. C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist and lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1901-04-05 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, born in Kazan, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1906-01-28 Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter and graphic artist
  • 1909-06-28 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, born in Borsbeek, Antwerp
  • 1910-12-09 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
  • 1912-08-13 Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1914-02-03 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter, graphic artist and carpet designer
  • 1914-07-29 Abram Games, graphic artist
  • 1916-07-07 Luc Peire, Flemish painter and graphic artist
  • 1920-07-23 Marcel Maeyer, Belgian sculptor and graphic artist, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • 1920-12-30 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1921-02-13 Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter and graphic artist
  • 1921-06-19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • 1924-02-22 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, born in Hoenkoop, the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1924-04-05 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1927-06-15 Hugo Pratt, Italian graphic artist, born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1929-11-14 Horst Janssen, graphic Artist
  • 1932-01-31 Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1932-09-29 Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter and graphic artist (pop art)
  • 1933-02-20 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1933-08-16 Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
  • 1938-12-31 Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1943-03-20 Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
  • 1949-06-11 Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist, born in Sovetsky, Kirov Oblast, Russia
  • 1960-08-23 Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist, born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • 1528-04-06 Albrecht Durer, German painter and graphic artist, dies in Germany at 56
  • 1591-05-17 Jost Amman, Swiss cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator, dies at 51
  • 1815-02-04 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist and graphic artist, dies at 58
  • 1890-09-03 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, dies at 48
  • 1909-12-04 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter and graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60
  • 1915-05-10 Albert Weisgerber, German painter and graphic artist, dies in battle at 37
  • 1918-10-31 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, dies at 28
  • 1920-07-05 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1928-03-03 Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • 1932-02-17 Franz Gailliard, Belgian painter and graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
  • 1934-10-19 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63
  • 1935-02-08 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter and graphic artist, dies at 87
  • 1940-06-21 Édouard Vuillard, French painter and graphic artist, dies at 71
  • 1943-11-05 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 62
  • 1944-09-27 Aristide Maillol, French painter and sculptor (Seated Woman), dies in car crash at 82
  • 1945-04-22 Kathe Kollwitz, German graphic artist, dies at 77
  • 1950-12-27 Max Beckmann, German painter and graphic artist, dies at 66
  • 1955-06-29 Max Pechstein, German painter and graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73
  • 1962-02-10 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter and graphic artist, dies at 83
  • 1965-01-05 Paul Arntzenius, Dutch painter, graphic artist and etcher, dies at 81
  • 1969-05-23 Peter Alma, painter and graphic artist, dies at 83
  • 1972-03-20 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, dies at 51
  • 1972-03-27 M. C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist and lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
  • 1978-02-05 Frans van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
  • 1980-02-22 Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter and graphic artist, dies at 93
  • 1981-06-11 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist and painter, dies at 73
  • 1982-08-09 Alexandre Alexeieff, Russian-French filmmaker (pinscreen animation) and artist, dies at 81
  • 1983-07-14 Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 96
  • 1990-06-17 Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies
  • 1992-03-27 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, dies at 68
  • 1992-10-23 Kees Spermon, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies
  • 1993-11-26 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor, dies at 69
  • 1995-08-20 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
  • 1995-08-31 Horst Janssen, graphic Artist, dies at 65
  • 1996-08-27 Abram Games, graphic artist, dies at 82
  • 2007-03-21 Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969)