100 Notable alumni of
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 505th in the world, 201st in North America, and 186th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art won Nobel Prizes in Physics.

  1. Thomas Alva Edison

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    Thomas Alva Edison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1847-1931 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    1875-1879 studied chemistry
    Occupations
    lighting designerengineerinventormathematicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.

  2. Patty Jenkins

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    Patty Jenkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterwritertelevision director
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    Patricia Lea Jenkins is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. She has directed the feature films Monster (2003), Wonder Woman (2017), and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020). For her work on the pilot episode of The Killing, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and won the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directing in Dramatic Series. In 2017, she occupied the sixth place for Time's Person of the Year.

  3. Bob Kane

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    Bob Kane
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1998 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    painterartistwriterscreenwritercomics artist
    Biography

    Robert Kane was an American comic book writer, animator and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman. Kane also co-created the animated series Cool McCool. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996.

  4. Daniel Libeskind

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    Daniel Libeskind
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Daniel Libeskind is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect.

  5. Alice Wetterlund

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    Alice Wetterlund
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorcomedianfilm actor
    Biography

    Alice Wetterlund is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and podcast host. She played the role of Carla Walton on the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. She currently portrays the character D'Arcy on the TV series Resident Alien.

  6. Shigeru Ban

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    Shigeru Ban
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    architectrestorer
    Biography

    Shigeru Ban is a Japanese architect, known for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. He was profiled by Time magazine in their projection of 21st-century innovators in the field of architecture and design.

  7. Emile Berliner

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    Emile Berliner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1851-1929 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    inventorengineerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Emile Berliner, originally Emil Berliner, was a German-American inventor. He is best known for inventing the lateral-cut flat disc record (called a "gramophone record" in British and American English) used with a gramophone. He founded the United States Gramophone Company in 1894; The Gramophone Company in London, England, in 1897; Deutsche Grammophon in Hanover, Germany, in 1898; Berliner Gram-o-phone Company of Canada in Montreal in 1899 (chartered in 1904); and Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901 with Eldridge Johnson.

  8. Milton Glaser

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    Milton Glaser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2020 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    designerillustratorgraphic designertypographer
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    Milton Glaser was an American graphic designer. His designs include the I Love New York logo, the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster, and the logos for DC Comics, Stony Brook University, and Brooklyn Brewery. In 1954, he also co-founded Push Pin Studios, co-founded New York magazine with Clay Felker, and established Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974. His artwork has been featured in exhibits, and placed in permanent collections in many museums worldwide. Throughout his long career, he designed many posters, publications and architectural designs. He received many awards for his work, including the National Medal of the Arts award from President Barack Obama in 2009, and was the first graphic designer to receive this award.

  9. Ed McBain

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    Ed McBain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2005 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    novelistscreenwriterscience fiction writerauthorwriter
    Biography

    Evan Hunter was an American author and screenwriter who also wrote under a number of pen names, most notably Ed McBain, used for most of his crime fiction. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952; he also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten, amongst others. His 87th Precinct novels have become staples of the police procedural genre.

  10. Joel-Peter Witkin

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    Joel-Peter Witkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in art of sculpture
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with themes such as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as people with dwarfism, transgender and intersex persons, as well as physically deformed people. Witkin's complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or classical paintings.

  11. Calvin Lockhart

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    Calvin Lockhart
    Born in
    Bahamas Flag Bahamas
    Years
    1934-2007 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    actorstage actor
    Biography

    Calvin Lockhart was a Bahamian–American stage and film actor. Lockhart was perhaps best known for his roles as Reverend Deke O'Malley in the 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem and Biggie Smalls in the 1975 Warner Bros. film Let's Do It Again.

  12. Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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    Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1848-1907 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who embodied the ideals of the American Renaissance. Raised in New York City, he traveled to Europe for further training and artistic study. After he returned to New York, he achieved major critical success for his monuments commemorating heroes of the American Civil War, many of which still stand. Saint-Gaudens created works such as the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Boston Common, Abraham Lincoln: The Man, and grand equestrian monuments to Civil War generals: General John Logan Memorial in Chicago's Grant Park and William Tecumseh Sherman at the corner of New York's Central Park. In addition, he created the popular historicist representation of The Puritan.

  13. Augusta Savage

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    Augusta Savage
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1962 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    sculptorhuman rights activist
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    Augusta Savage was an American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher whose studio was important to the careers of a generation of artists who would become nationally known. She worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts.

  14. Aline Kominsky-Crumb

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    Aline Kominsky-Crumb
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Aline Kominsky-Crumb is an American underground comics artist. Kominsky-Crumb's work, which is almost exclusively autobiographical, is known for its unvarnished, confessional nature. In 2016, Comics Alliance listed Kominsky-Crumb as one of twelve women cartoonists deserving of lifetime achievement recognition. She is married to cartoonist Robert Crumb, with whom she has frequently collaborated. Their daughter, Sophie Crumb, is also a cartoonist.

  15. Norman Bridwell

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    Norman Bridwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2014 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    authorillustrator
    Biography

    Norman Ray Bridwell was an American author and cartoonist best known for the Clifford the Big Red Dog book series.

  16. Russell Alan Hulse

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    Russell Alan Hulse
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    astronomerphysicistastrophysicist
    Biography

    Russell Alan Hulse is an American physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, shared with his thesis advisor Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., "for the discovery of a new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation". He was a specialist in pulsar studies and gravitational waves.

  17. William Wallace Denslow

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    William Wallace Denslow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1915 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    artistchildren's writercomics artist
    Biography

    William Wallace Denslow, professionally W. W. Denslow, was an American illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Denslow was an editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, which has fueled political interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

  18. John Hejduk

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    John Hejduk
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2000 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    architectpedagoguesculptorgraphic artistpainter
    Biography

    John Quentin Hejduk was an American architect, artist and educator of Czech origin who spent much of his life in New York City, United States. Hejduk is noted for having had a profound interest in the fundamental issues of shape, organization, representation, and reciprocity.

  19. Miriam Cooper

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    Miriam Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1891-1976 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Miriam Cooper was a silent film actress who is best known for her work in early film including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance for D. W. Griffith and The Honor System and Evangeline for her husband Raoul Walsh. She retired from acting in 1924 but was rediscovered by the film community in the 1960s, and toured colleges lecturing about silent films.

  20. Mitch Epstein

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    Mitch Epstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    photographerphotojournalistjournalistcinematographer
    Biography

    Mitchell Epstein is an American fine-art photographer, among the first to make significant use of color. Epstein's books include Sunshine Hotel (2019), Rocks and Clouds (2018), New York Arbor, (2013) Berlin (2011); American Power (2009); Mitch Epstein: Work ( 2006); Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988 (2005); and Family Business (2003), which won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award.

  21. Audrey Flack

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    Audrey Flack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainterprintmaker
    Biography

    Audrey L. Flack is an American artist. Her work pioneered the art genre of photorealism and encompasses painting, sculpture, and photography.

  22. William Harnett

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    William Harnett
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1848-1892 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    William Michael Harnett was an Irish-American painter known for his trompe-l'œil still lifes of ordinary objects.

  23. Terre Thaemlitz

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    Terre Thaemlitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    musicianwriterdisc jockey
    Biography

    Terre Thaemlitz is a musician, public speaker, and owner of the record label Comatonse Recordings. Thaemlitz's work critically combines themes of identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz's wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club-oriented deep house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer-composed neo-expressionist piano solos. Graphic design, photography, illustration, text and video also play a part in Thaemlitz's projects.

  24. Joshua Lionel Cowen

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    Joshua Lionel Cowen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1965 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    inventor
    Biography

    Joshua Lionel Cowen was an American inventor and the co-founder of Lionel Corporation, a manufacturer of model railroads and toy trains. Cowen also invented the flash-lamp in 1899, an early photographer's flash light source.

  25. Prabda Yoon

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    Prabda Yoon
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    artistwriterscreenwritertranslator
    Biography

    Prabda Yoon is a Thai writer, novelist, filmmaker, artist, graphic designer, magazine editor, screenwriter, translator and media personality. His literary debut, Muang Moom Shak (City of Right Angles), a collection of five related stories about New York City, and the follow-up story collection, Kwam Na Ja Pen (Probability), both published in 2000, immediately turned him into "...the talk of the town..." In 2002, Kwam Na Ja Pen won the S.E.A. Write Award, an award presented to accomplished Southeast Asian writers and poets.

  26. P. Buckley Moss

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    P. Buckley Moss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Patricia Buckley Moss, also known as P. Buckley Moss, is an American artist. She was born on May 20, 1933, in Richmond County (Staten Island Borough) of New York City. Raised on Staten Island, she was the second of three children of an Irish American-Sicilian marriage.

  27. Victor David Brenner

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    Victor David Brenner
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1871-1924 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Victor David Brenner was a Litvak-American sculptor, engraver, and medalist known primarily as the designer of the United States Lincoln Cent.

  28. Palmer Hayden

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    Palmer Hayden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1973 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    painterdrawer
    Biography

    Palmer C. Hayden was an American painter who depicted African-American life, landscapes, seascapes, and African influences. He sketched, painted in both oils and watercolors, and was a prolific artist of his era.

  29. Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

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    Jennie Augusta Brownscombe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1936 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Jennie Augusta Brownscombe was an American painter, designer, etcher, commercial artist and illustrator. Brownscombe studied art for years in the United States and in Paris. She was a founding member, student and teacher at the Art Students League of New York. She made genre paintings, including revolutionary and colonial American history, most notably The First Thanksgiving held at Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She sold the reproduction rights to more than 100 paintings, and images of her work have appeared on prints, calendars and greeting cards. Her works are in many public collections and museums. In 1899 she was described by New York World as "one of America's best artists."

  30. George Frederick Kunz

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    George Frederick Kunz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1932 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    mineralogist
    Biography

    George Frederick Kunz was an American mineralogist and mineral collector.

  31. Ellen Lupton

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    Ellen Lupton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    1981-1985 graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Occupations
    authorgraphic designerwritercuratormuseum professional
    Biography

    Ellen Lupton is a graphic designer, curator, writer, critic, and educator. Known for her love of typography, Lupton is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and the founding director of the Graphic Design M.F.A. degree program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she also serves as director of the Center for Design Thinking. She has written numerous books on graphic design for a variety of audiences. She is a contributor to several publications, including Print, Eye, I.D., Metropolis, and The New York Times.

  32. Chuck Hoberman

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    Chuck Hoberman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    inventorarchitectengineerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Chuck Hoberman is an artist, engineer, architect, and inventor of folding toys and structures, most notably the Hoberman sphere.

  33. Shirley Jaffe

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    Shirley Jaffe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2016 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    paintersculptor
    Biography

    Shirley Jaffe was an American abstract painter. Her early work is of the gestural abstract expressionist style, however in the late 1960s she changed to a more geometric style. This change was initially received with caution by the art world, but later in her career she was praised for the "idiosyncratic" and individual nature of her work. She spent most of her life living and working in France.

  34. Conrad Marca-Relli

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    Conrad Marca-Relli
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-2000 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    painterdesigner
    Biography

    Conrad Marca-Relli was an American artist who belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic, including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Marca-Relli and others became a leading art movement of the postwar era.

  35. Ashley Bryan

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    Ashley Bryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-.. (age 98)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Ashley F. Bryan is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. Most of his subjects are from the African American experience. He was U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006 and he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to American children's literature in 2009. Ashley Bryan's Freedom Over Me was short-listed for the 2016 Kirkus Prize and received a Newbery Honor.

  36. Jan Jakub Kotík

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    Jan Jakub Kotík
    Years
    1972-2007 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Jan Jakub Kotík was a Czech artist and rock drummer.

  37. Thom Fitzgerald

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    Thom Fitzgerald
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Thomas "Thom" Fitzgerald is an American-Canadian film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright and producer.

  38. Nina Tandon

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    Nina Tandon
    Occupations
    scientistbusinesspersonengineer
    Biography

    Nina Marie Tandon is an American biomedical engineer. She is the CEO and co-founder of EpiBone. She currently serves as an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at Cooper Union and is a senior fellow at the Lab for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering at Columbia. She was a 2011 TED Fellow and a 2012 senior TED Fellow.

  39. Sagi Haviv

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    Sagi Haviv
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    graphic designerdesigner
    Biography

    Sagi Haviv is a New York-based graphic designer and a partner in the design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Called a "logo prodigy" by The New Yorker, and a "wunderkind" by Out magazine, he is best known for having designed the trademarks and visual identities for brands and institutions such as Discovery, Inc.'s online streaming service Discovery+, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, the US Open tennis tournament, Conservation International, Harvard University Press, L.A. Reid's Hitco Entertainment, Leonard Bernstein at 100, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and Women's World Banking.

  40. Sara Plummer Lemmon

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    Sara Plummer Lemmon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1836-1923 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    explorernursebotanical illustratorartistbotanist
    Biography

    Sara Allen Plummer was an American botanist and the wife of California botanist John Gill Lemmon. Mount Lemmon in Arizona is named for her, as she was the first white woman to ascend it. She was responsible for the designation of the golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica) as the state flower of California, in 1903. A number of plants are also named in her honor, including the new genus Plummera (now placed as a subgenus within Hymenoxys), described by Harvard University botanist Asa Gray in 1882.

  41. A. Harry Moore

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    A. Harry Moore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1952 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Arthur Harry Moore was an American Democratic politician who served as the 39th Governor of New Jersey, serving three terms between 1926 and 1941. He was the longest-serving New Jersey Governor in the 20th century and the only New Jersey Governor elected to serve three separate non-consecutive terms. Moore represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from January 3, 1935, to January 17, 1938, when he stepped down to begin his third term as Governor of New Jersey.

  42. Joan Semmel

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    Joan Semmel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    painterprintmaker
    Biography

    Joan Semmel is an American feminist painter, professor, and writer. She is best known for her large scale realistic nude self portraits as seen from her perspective looking down.

  43. Philip Taaffe

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    Philip Taaffe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    painterillustrator
    Biography

    Philip Taaffe is an American artist, who has shown his works all around the world. His work sometimes blended motifs from multiple cultures.

  44. Nir Hod

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    Nir Hod
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Nir Hod is an Israeli artist based in New York.

  45. Roy Nachum

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    Roy Nachum
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    painterdesigner
    Biography

    Roy Nachum is an Israeli New York-based contemporary artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation.

  46. William M. Calder

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    William M. Calder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1945 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Musgrave Calder I was an American politician from New York.

  47. Jerome Myers

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    Jerome Myers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1867-1940 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Jerome Myers was an American artist and writer associated with the Ashcan School, particularly known for his sympathetic depictions of the urban landscape and its people. He was one of the main organizers of the 1913 Armory Show, which introduced European modernism to America.

  48. C. B. J. Snyder

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    C. B. J. Snyder
    Years
    1860-1945 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Charles B. J. Snyder was an American architect, architectural engineer, and mechanical engineer in the field of urban school building design and construction. He is widely recognized for his leadership, innovation, and transformation of school building construction process, design, and quality during his tenure as Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York City Board of Education between 1891 and 1923.

  49. Emily Mason

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    Emily Mason
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2019 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Emily Mason was an American abstract painter and printmaker. Mason developed her individual approach to the Abstract Expressionist and color field painting traditions with her veils of color and spontaneous gestural mark. Mason was born and raised in New York City, where she lived and worked until her death.

  50. Michel Mossessian

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    Michel Mossessian
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Michel Mossessian is a French architect of Armenian origin, based in London, UK.

  51. David Heymann

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    David Heymann
    Occupations
    architect
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    David Heymann is an American architect, writer, and educator. Heymann is most known for his 1988 design of an environmentally friendly house for then Governor of Texas George W. Bush and Laura Bush for their Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas. Heymann is a contributing writer for Places Journal. In 2014 he published a book of short stories, My Beautiful City Austin, which has been included on several lists of best literature about Austin, Texas. He is currently the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor at University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.

  52. Louis Waldman

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    Louis Waldman
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1892-1982 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    lawyertrade unionistpolitician
    Biography

    Louis Waldman was a leading figure in the Socialist Party of America from the late 1910s and through the middle 1930s, a founding member of the Social Democratic Federation, and a prominent New York labor lawyer. He was expelled from the New York State Assembly in 1920 during the First Red Scare.

  53. Morgan Foster Larson

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    Morgan Foster Larson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1882-1961 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Morgan Foster Larson was an American Republican politician who served as the 40th Governor of New Jersey.

  54. Anthony Fiala

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    Anthony Fiala
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1950 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    explorer
    Biography

    Anthony Fiala was an American explorer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and educated at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design, New York City. In early life he was engaged in various employments—as lithographic designer, chemist, cartoonist, head of the art and engraving department of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1894–99), and correspondent for that paper while serving as a trooper in the Spanish–American War.

  55. Brad Friedmutter

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    Brad Friedmutter
    Occupations
    architect
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    Brad Henry Friedmutter, A.I.A. is an architect and founder of Friedmutter Group, a design, architecture, master planning and interior design firm. Friedmutter Group has designed dozens of integrated resorts including The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the fifth-most expensive building in the world. Friedmutter is a registered architect in 43 states. Friedmutter Group has offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, Newport Beach, California, and Macau, China.

  56. Leslie Hewitt

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    Leslie Hewitt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    artistphotographer
    Biography

    Leslie Hewitt is an American contemporary visual artist.

  57. Reynold Ruffins

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    Reynold Ruffins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    graphic designerpainter
    Biography

    Reynold Ruffins is an American painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. With Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, and Seymour Chwast, Ruffins founded Push Pin Studios in 1954. An illustrator of more than twenty children's books, Ruffins is known for his "stylistic versatility, vibrant colors, and penchant for fanciful creatures." He has had many solo exhibitions and been part of group show exhibitions at Paris' Musée du Louvre, and in Milan, Bologna, and Tokyo.

  58. Charles Rosen

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    Charles Rosen
    Years
    1917-2002 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    computer scientistartificial intelligence researcher
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    Charles Rosen was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and founder of SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center. He led the project that led to the development of Shakey the Robot, "who" now resides in a glass case at the Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California.

  59. Morris Michael Edelstein

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    Years
    1888-1941 (aged 53)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Morris Michael Edelstein was a Polish-born Congressional Representative from the state of New York. Edelstein was born in Meseritz (Międzyrzec Podlaski), Poland, and at three years of age immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in New York City. He attended public schools and Cooper Union College in New York. He graduated from the Brooklyn Law School of St. Lawrence University, in 1909, and was admitted to the bar in 1910 and practiced law in New York. Edelstein was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William I. Sirovich. He was reelected to the Seventy-seventh Congress and served from February 6, 1940, until his death on June 4, 1941, in the cloakroom of the House of Representatives, Washington, DC, after completing the delivery of a speech on the floor of the House.

  60. Kate Cory

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    1861-1958 (aged 97)
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    photographerpainterartist
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    Kate Cory was an American photographer and artist. She studied art in New York, and then worked as commercial artist. She traveled to the southwestern United States in 1905 and lived among the Hopi for several years, recording their lives in about 600 photographs.

  61. Javaka Steptoe

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    librarianart educator
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    Javaka Steptoe is an American author and illustrator. He won the 2017 Caldecott Medal as well as the Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award from the American Library Association for his picture book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

  62. Dimitri Hadzi

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    1921-2006 (aged 85)
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    sculptorprintmaker
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    Dimitri Hadzi was an American abstract sculptor who lived and worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also taught at Harvard University for over a decade.

  63. Karen Bausman

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    architect
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    Karen Bausman is an American architect. Educated at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, from which she graduated in 1982, Bausman has since held the Eliot Noyes Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale School of Architecture, Yale University, the only American woman to hold both design chairs. She is principal of Karen Bausman + Associates, an architecture firm founded in 1995 and located in New York City.

  64. Nicole Grobert

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    20th Century
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    chemistacademic
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    Nicole Grobert FRSC FYAE is a German-British materials chemist. She is a professor of nanomaterials at the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and a Royal Society industry fellow at Williams Advanced Engineering. Grobert is the chair of the European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

  65. Linn Meyers

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    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Linn Meyers is an American, Washington, D.C.–based artist. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad. She is known for her hand-drawn lines and tracings for site-specific installations.

  66. William Dubilier

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    1888-1969 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    inventor
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    William Dubilier was an American inventor in the field of radio and electronics. He demonstrated radio communication at Seattle's Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition on June 21, 1909; ten years before the first commercial station operated. A graduate of Cooper Union, he was the first to use sheets of naturally occurring mica as the dielectric in a capacitor. Mica capacitors were widely used in early radio oscillator and tuning circuits because the temperature coefficient of expansion of mica was low, resulting in very stable capacitance – mica capacitors are still used where exceptional temperature stability is needed.

  67. Amanda Brewster Sewell

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    1839-1926 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Lydia Amanda Brewster Sewell was a 19th-century American painter of portraits and genre scenes. Lydia Amanda Brewster studied art in the United States and in Paris before marrying her husband, fellow artist Robert Van Vorst Sewell. She won a bronze medal for her mural Arcadia at The World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. She continued to win medals at expositions and was the first woman to win a major prize at the National Academy of Design, where she was made an Associate Academian in 1903. She was vice president of the Woman's Art Club of New York by 1906. Her works are in several public collections.

  68. Catharine Carter Critcher

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    1868-1964 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Catharine Carter Critcher (September 13, 1868 – June 11, 1964) was an American painter. A native of Westmoreland County, Virginia, she worked in Paris and Washington, D.C. before becoming, in 1924, a member of the Taos Society of Artists, the only woman ever elected to that body. She was a long time member of the Arts Club of Washington.

  69. Pedro Lasch

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    20th Century
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    artist
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    Pedro Lasch is a visual artist born in Mexico City, and based in the U.S. since 1994. He produces works of conceptual art, institutional critique, social practice, and site-specific art, as well as paintings, photographs, prints, and works in traditional media.

  70. Willard F. Jones

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    1890-1967 (aged 77)
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    marine architect
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    Willard F. Jones I was an American naval architect, business executive, and philanthropist. He served as a general manager and Vice President of the Gulf Oil corporation during the late 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Jones was one of the instrumental figures in establishing effective transport of crude oil from Venezuela, the Persian Gulf and Kuwait to the United States in the first half of the 20th century.

  71. Grace Renzi

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    1922-2011 (aged 89)
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    painterartist
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    Grace Renzi, married name Grace Kantuser, was an American painter.

  72. Nira Pereg

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    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    1993-1998 graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Occupations
    video artistpainter
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    Nira Pereg is an Israeli artist. She spent the 90s in New-York, where she received her BFA from Cooper Union at NYC. On her return to Israel, she graduated from the Bezalel MFA studio program in Jerusalem, and has been teaching internationally ever since.

  73. Randolph Perkins

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    1871-1936 (aged 65)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Randolph Perkins was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1921 to 1936.

  74. Anthony Jerome Griffin

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    1866-1935 (aged 69)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Anthony Jerome Griffin was an American politician from New York.

  75. Kristin Lucas

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    artist
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    Kristin Lucas is a media artist who works in video, performance, installation and on the Internet. Her work explores the impacts of technology on humanity, blurring the boundary between the technological and corporeal. In her work she frequently casts herself as the protagonist in videos and performances where her interactions with technology lead to isolation, and physical and mental contamination.

  76. Benjamin Lax

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    1915-2015 (aged 100)
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    physicistuniversity teacher
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    Benjamin Lax was a solid-state and plasma physicist.

  77. Oliver Ingraham Lay

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    1845-1890 (aged 45)
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    painter
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    Oliver Ingraham Lay, was an American portrait painter.

  78. Renata Bernal

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    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    contemporary artist
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    Renata Bernal (born February 3, 1937, in Munich, Germany is a contemporary American artist. Her work spans a broad range of media including oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel paintings, lithograph, woodcuts, and ink drawings. She has exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Providence, Rhode Island, and in numerous cities in upstate New York, and her artwork can be seen in permanent collections at the Binghamton University Foundation and the historic Security Mutual Life building in Binghamton, New York.

  79. Jacqueline Moss

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    1927-2005 (aged 78)
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    art historianjournalistcurator
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    Jacqueline Moss was an American art historian, lecturer, writer and art critic. She was the curator of education at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (since renamed) and lectured widely on modern and 20th-century art. Her articles and seminars often had a focus on women artists. In the 1980s, she had a travel business touring art and architecture in Europe, Asia and South America.

  80. Chris Dagradi

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    painterdrawersculptorpottery painter
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    Chris Dagradi is an American artist, who lives and works in the Netherlands since 1978. He works as painter, sculptor and ceramist.

  81. Ella Ferris Pell

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    Ella Ferris Pell
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    1846-1922 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    sculptor
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    Ella Ferris Pell was an American painter, sculptor, and illustrator. She was the niece of William Ferris Pell, who bought the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga in 1820. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and trained as an artist with William Rimmer at Cooper Union School of Design for Women in New York City, graduating in 1870.

  82. Victor D'Amico

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    1904-1987 (aged 83)
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    teaching artist
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    Victor D'Amico was an American teaching artist and the founding Director of the Department of Education of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. D’Amico explored the essence of the art experience as spiritual involvement, and the ability to communicate one's most profound ideas and emotions through aesthetic expression. He considered that the individual's personality had to be respected and developed by providing opportunities for creative experimentation. D'Amico's philosophy was based on the fundamental faith in the creative potential in every man, woman and child. He believed "that the arts are a humanizing force and their major function is to vitalize the living."

  83. Louise Brann

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    1906-1982 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Louise Brann was an American painter who worked in the Federal Art Project during the New Deal. She created large public art installations and was a prolific portrait painter in Westchester County, New York, working between 1932 and 1980.

  84. Bessie Callender

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    1889-1951 (aged 62)
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    paintersculptor
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    Bessie Callender was an American sculptor most well known for her sculptures of wildlife in the style of the French animaliers.

  85. Fred Kohler

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    Fred Kohler
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    1920-.. (age 101)
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    philosopherinventor
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    Fred Kohler is a German-born American inventor, author, and lecturer. He wrote about the human species becoming a "societal organism" (his original terminology) or super organism (in the popular modern usage) as a further development in the human evolution of life.

  86. Alice Cordelia Morse

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    Alice Cordelia Morse
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    1863-1961 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    teacher
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    Alice Cordelia Morse was an American designer of book covers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her work was inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, and she is often placed as one of the top three book designers of her day.

  87. Ida Isabella Poteat

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    1858-1940 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Ida Isabella Poteat was an American artist and instructor.

  88. Annie E. A. Walker

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    Annie E. A. Walker
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    1855-..
    Occupations
    visual artist
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    Annie E. Anderson Walker was an African-American artist, known for her portraits, her work in pastels and for being one of the first African-American women to complete an institutional art education in the United States and exhibit at the Paris Salon.

  89. Sam Vernon

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    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    visual artist
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    Sam Vernon is an installation and performance artist. She works in various media to create her artwork, including sculpture, paintings and photographs. She is interested in "honor the past while revising historical memory" through works that explore her own personal identity. Several of her art pieces also convey a certain narrative, and this is done through Vernon's various Xerox drawings.

  90. Louise Lawson

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    Louise Lawson
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    Died in 1899
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    sculptor
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    Louise Lawson was a Neoclassical sculptor and one of the first American women sculptors to have a professional career.

  91. Adele Williams

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    Adele Williams
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    1868-1952 (aged 84)
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    painter
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    Adele Williams was an American artist who was one of the earliest Impressionist painters in Virginia.

  92. Virginia Granbery

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    Virginia Granbery
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    1831-1921 (aged 90)
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    painter
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    Virginia Granbery was an American painter.

  93. Ronald Markman

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    1931-2017 (aged 86)
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    artistdrawer
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    Ronald Markman was an American artist and educator best known for producing large colorful paintings and sculptures in a style that combined elements of Surrealism and pop art with a deep grounding in color theory. He integrated classical and popular culture, humor, as well as whimsy and riotous color to deliver social satire and a deeply personal vision of the world.

  94. Samuel Lifschey

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    Years
    1889-1961 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    violist
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    Samuel Lifschey was an American viola player.

  95. Florence Elizabeth Cory

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    Florence Elizabeth Cory
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    1851-1902 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    designer
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    Florence Elizabeth Cory was an American industrial designer and school founder. She was the first practical woman designer in the United States.

  96. Jacob Lipkin

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    Years
    1909-1996 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainter
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    Jacob Lipkin, An American Sculptor

  97. Grace Helen Mowat

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    Years
    1875-1964 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Grace Helen Mowat was a Canadian artist and writer living in New Brunswick.

  98. Ella Seaver Owen

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    Years
    1852-1910 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    artistteacher
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    Ella Seaver Owen was an American artist and teacher. For many years, she taught oil, watercolor, and china painting, and was one of the pioneers, outside of New York City, in china firing. Owen was one of the first women admitted to the University of Vermont, and was one of the founders of the Alpha Rho out of which grew Lambda of Kappa Alpha Theta.

  99. Firelei Báez

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    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    visual artist
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    Firelei Báez was born in Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic and lives and works in New York City. She makes intricate works on paper and canvas as well as large scale sculpture. Through a convergence of interest in anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity and women's work, her art explores the humor and fantasy involved in self-making within diasporic societies, which have an ability to live with cultural ambiguities and use them to build psychological and even metaphysical defenses against cultural invasions.

  100. Mary Adaline Edwarda Carter

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    artist
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    Mary Adaline Edwarda Carter was an American industrial art instructor and designer from the U.S. state of Vermont.