100 Notable alumni of
Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art is 262nd in the world, 87th in Europe, and 19th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Royal College of Art sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Alan Rickman

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    Alan Rickman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-2016 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorvoice actorcharacter actorfilm director
    Biography

    Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director. Known for his deep, languid voice, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), performing in modern and classical theatre productions. He played the Vicomte de Valmont in the RSC stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, and after the production transferred to the West End in 1986 and Broadway in 1987, he was nominated for a Tony Award.

  2. Ridley Scott

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    Ridley Scott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    film producerfilm directoractorexecutive producer
    Biography

    Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. He has directed the science fiction horror film Alien (1979), the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner (1982), the road adventure film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and the science fiction film The Martian (2015).

  3. James Dyson

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    James Dyson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    inventorindustrial designerentrepreneurfarmerdesigner
    Biography

    Sir James Dyson is a British inventor, industrial designer, farmer and entrepreneur who founded Dyson Ltd. He is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, which works on the principle of cyclonic separation. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2021, he is the fourth richest person in the UK with an estimated net worth of £16.3 billion.

  4. Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

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    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1848-1939 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    paintersculptorartist
    Biography

    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, VA, CI, GCVO, GBE, RRC was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In her public life, she was a strong proponent of the arts and higher education and of the feminist cause. Her early life was spent moving among the various royal residences in the company of her family. When her father, the prince consort, died on 14 December 1861, the court went into a long period of mourning, to which with time Louise became unsympathetic. Louise was an able sculptor and artist, and several of her sculptures remain today. She was also a supporter of the feminist movement, corresponding with Josephine Butler, and visiting Elizabeth Garrett.

  5. Ian Dury

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    Ian Dury
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1942-2000 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    actorsinger-songwritersingerfilm actorpainter
    Biography

    Ian Robins Dury was a British singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was the lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and before that of Kilburn and the High Roads.

  6. Henry Moore

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    Henry Moore
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1898-1986 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    sculptorwatercoloristillustratorprintmakerpainter
    Biography

    Henry Spencer Moore was an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World War, along with other graphic works on paper.

  7. Tracey Emin

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    Tracey Emin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    sales representativeprintmakerphotographer
    Biography

    Tracey Emin, CBE, RA is an English artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Emin produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué. Once the "enfant terrible" of the Young British Artists in the 1980s, Tracey Emin is now a Royal Academician.

  8. Minnie Weisz

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    Minnie Weisz
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Anna Alexandra "Minnie" Weisz is a British photographer and visual artist. She specialises in the camera obscura and adapts the technique to turn entire rooms into cameras.

  9. Mary Martin

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    Mary Martin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1990 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    film actorsingermusiciantelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Mary Virginia Martin was an American actress and singer. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (1949), Peter Pan in Peter Pan and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1959). She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

  10. Barbara Hepworth

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    Barbara Hepworth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1903-1975 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainterdrawerphotographer
    Biography

    Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in the colony of artists who resided in St Ives during the Second World War.

  11. Edwin Lutyens

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    Edwin Lutyens
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1869-1944 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Art
    Studied architecture
    Occupations
    sociologisturban plannerarchitectvisual artist
    Biography

    Edwin Landseer Lutyens was an English architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. He designed many English country houses, war memorials and public buildings. In his biography, the writer Christopher Hussey wrote, "In his lifetime (Lutyens) was widely held to be our greatest architect since Wren if not, as many maintained, his superior". The architectural historian Gavin Stamp described him as "surely the greatest British architect of the twentieth (or of any other) century".

  12. Quentin Blake

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    Quentin Blake
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    illustrator
    Biography

    Sir Quentin Saxby Blake,, is an English cartoonist, caricaturist, illustrator and children's writer. He has illustrated over 300 books, including 18 written by Roald Dahl, which are among his most popular works. For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator he won the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books. From 1999 to 2001 he was the inaugural British Children's Laureate. He is a patron of the Association of Illustrators.

  13. Storm Thorgerson

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    Storm Thorgerson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-2013 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    photographerdesignergraphic designerfilm director
    Biography

    Storm Elvin Thorgerson was an English graphic designer and music video director. He is best known for closely working with the group Pink Floyd through most of their career, and also created album or other art for Led Zeppelin, Phish, Black Sabbath, UFO, Peter Gabriel, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Yes, Kansas, Muse, the Mars Volta, The Cranberries and Ween.

  14. Asif Kapadia

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    Asif Kapadia
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Asif Kapadia is a British filmmaker.

  15. Zandra Rhodes

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    Zandra Rhodes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    designerfashion designer
    Biography

    Dame Zandra Lindsey Rhodes, DBE, RDI, is an English fashion and textile designer. Her early education in fashion set the foundation for a career in the industry creating textile prints. Rhodes designed garments for Diana, Princess of Wales and numerous celebrities such as rock stars Freddie Mercury and Marc Bolan. In addition to designing garments, she designed textiles for interiors, featuring her prints on furniture and homewares. In 2003 Rhodes founded the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

  16. Peter Schreyer

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    Peter Schreyer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Peter Schreyer is a German automobile designer widely known for his design contributions to the Audi TT. He has been the chief design officer at Kia Motors since 2006, and on 28 December 2012, he was named one of three presidents of the company.

  17. Sylvia Pankhurst

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    Sylvia Pankhurst
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1882-1960 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    suffragistantiimperialistjournalistfeministeditor
    Biography

    Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the suffrage and suffragette movement, a socialist and later a prominent left communist and activist in the cause of anti-fascism and the international auxiliary language movement. She spent much of her later life campaigning on behalf of Ethiopia, where she eventually moved.

  18. Roger Dean

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    Roger Dean
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    illustratorartistarchitectdesignerpainter
    Biography

    William Roger Dean, known as Roger Dean, is an English artist, designer, and publisher. He is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in the late 1960s. The artists for whom he did the most art are English rock bands Yes and Asia.

  19. Thomas Heatherwick

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    Thomas Heatherwick
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    sculptorartistarchitectdesigner
    Biography

    Thomas Alexander Heatherwick, is an English designer and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. He has been described as one of Britain's most significant designers. He works with a team of around 200 architects, designers and makers from a studio and workshop in King's Cross, London.

  20. John Foxx

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    John Foxx
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    musiciansongwritersingerpainterphotographer
    Biography

    John Foxx is an English singer, musician, artist, photographer, graphic designer, writer, teacher and lecturer. He was the original lead singer of the band Ultravox, before leaving to embark on a solo career. Primarily associated with electronic synthesizer music, he has also pursued a parallel career in graphic design and education.

  21. David Adjaye

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    David Adjaye
    Born in
    Tanzania Flag Tanzania
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Sir David Frank Adjaye is a Ghanaian-British architect. He is known for designing many notable buildings around the world, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Adjaye was knighted in 2017 New Year Honours for services to architecture. He is the recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal, making him the first black recipient and one of the youngest recipients.

  22. Uday Shankar

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    Uday Shankar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1900-1977 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    choreographerdancer
    Biography

    Uday Shankar was an Indian dancer and choreographer, best known for creating a fusion style of dance, adapting European theatrical techniques to Indian classical dance, imbued with elements of Indian classical, folk, and tribal dance, which he later popularised in India, Europe, and the United States in 1920s and 1930s. He was a pioneer of modern dance in India.

  23. Sönke Wortmann

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    Sönke Wortmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerassociation football playerscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Sönke Wortmann is a German film director and producer.

  24. Una O'Connor

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    Una O'Connor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1880-1959 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Una O'Connor was an Irish-American actress who worked extensively in theatre before becoming a character actress in film and in television. She often portrayed comical wives, housekeepers and servants. In 2020, she was listed at number 19 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

  25. Oswald Chambers

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    Oswald Chambers
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1874-1917 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    authortheologianwriter
    Biography

    Oswald Chambers was an early-twentieth-century Scottish Baptist evangelist and teacher who was aligned with the Holiness Movement. He is best known for the daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

  26. Frank Auerbach

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    Frank Auerbach
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    painterdrawer
    Biography

    Frank Helmut Auerbach is a German-British painter. Born in Germany, he has been a naturalised British citizen since 1947.

  27. Ian Callum

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    Ian Callum
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    engineercar designer
    Biography

    Ian Callum is a British car designer who has worked for Ford, TWR, Aston Martin, and in 1999 became the Director of Design for Jaguar Cars, which then merged into Jaguar Land Rover in 2013, a position he held until mid 2019. His younger brother Moray Callum is Vice President, Design, Ford Motor Company.

  28. Andrea Wulf

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    Andrea Wulf
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    writerhistorianbiographer
    Biography

    Andrea Wulf is a German-British historian and writer who has written books, newspaper articles and book reviews.

  29. Deborah Nadoolman Landis

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    Deborah Nadoolman Landis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    costume designer
    Biography

    Deborah Nadoolman Landis is an American costume designer, author, and professor. She has worked on notable films such as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Three Amigos, all of which credited her as Deborah Nadoolman. Landis served two terms as president of the Costume Designers Guild of which she has been a member for more than thirty years. She is married to director John Landis; their son is screenwriter Max Landis.

  30. Kate Greenaway

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    Kate Greenaway
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1846-1901 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    painterwriterillustratorchildren's writer
    Biography

    Catherine Greenaway was an English Victorian artist and writer, known for her children's book illustrations. She received her education in graphic design and art between 1858 and 1871 from the Finsbury School of Art, the South Kensington School of Art, the Heatherley School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She began her career designing for the burgeoning holiday card market, producing Christmas and Valentine's cards. In 1879 wood-block engraver and printer, Edmund Evans, printed Under the Window, an instant best-seller, which established her reputation. Her collaboration with Evans continued throughout the 1880s and 1890s.

  31. Elizabeth Emanuel

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    Elizabeth Emanuel
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Elizabeth Florence Emanuel is a British fashion designer who is best known for designing, with her former husband David Emanuel, the wedding dress worn by Lady Diana Spencer on her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. Since then Elizabeth developed her own label, worked in costume design for airlines, cinema, pop video and television productions, as well as providing a couture service to some of the world's most famous women.

  32. Eric Ravilious

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    Eric Ravilious
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1903-1942 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    painterillustrator
    Biography

    Eric William Ravilious was a British painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver. He grew up in Sussex, and is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs and other English landscapes, which examine English landscape and vernacular art with an off-kilter, modernist sensibility and clarity. He served as a war artist, and died when the aircraft he was in was lost off Iceland.

  33. Erdem Moralıoğlu

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    Erdem Moralıoğlu
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Erdem Moralioglu is a British fashion designer.

  34. Gorden Wagener

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    Gorden Wagener
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    car designerdesigner
    Biography

    Gorden Wagener is a German car designer, and is the chief design officer for Daimler AG.

  35. Jasper Morrison

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    Jasper Morrison
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    designerengineer
    Biography

    Jasper Morrison is an English product and furniture designer.

  36. Steve Mackey

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    Steve Mackey
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    keyboardistrecord producerbassistsinger-songwritermusician
    Biography

    Stephen Patrick Mackey is an English musician and record producer best known as the bass guitarist for the alternative rock band Pulp, which he joined in 1989. As a record producer, he has produced songs and albums by M.I.A., Florence + the Machine, The Long Blondes and Arcade Fire.

  37. Gerry McGovern

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    Gerry McGovern
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    car designer
    Biography

    Gerard Gabriel McGovern is a British car designer and the design director for Jaguar Land Rovers Land Rover marque, leading the brand's Design Studio at Gaydon, Warwickshire, creating concepts and new models. A strong advocate of design's relevance to brand equity, he is a member of the Jaguar Land Rover board of Management.

  38. Douglas Stuart

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    Douglas Stuart
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    writerfashion designer
    Biography

    Douglas Stuart is a Scottish-American writer and fashion designer. His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, was awarded the 2020 Booker Prize.

  39. David Gentleman

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    David Gentleman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    artistdesignerillustratorpostage stamp designer
    Biography

    David William Gentleman is an English artist. He studied illustration at the Royal College of Art under Edward Bawden and John Nash. He has worked in watercolour, lithography and wood engraving, at scales ranging from platform-length murals for Charing Cross Underground Station in London to postage stamps and logos.

  40. Albert Watson

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    Albert Watson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    photographerfashion photographer
    Biography

    Albert Watson OBE is a Scottish fashion, celebrity and art photographer. He has shot over 100 covers of Vogue and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since the mid-1970s, and has created major advertising campaigns for clients such as Prada, Chanel and Levis. Watson has also taken some well-known photographs, from the portrait of Steve Jobs that appeared on the cover of his biography, a photo of Alfred Hitchcock holding a plucked goose, and a portrait of a nude Kate Moss taken on her 19th birthday.

  41. Hubert von Herkomer

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    Hubert von Herkomer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1849-1914 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    paintersculptoruniversity teacherpoet
    Biography

    Sir Hubert von Herkomer was a Bavarian-born British painter, pioneering film-director, and composer. Though a very successful portrait artist, especially of men, he is mainly remembered for his earlier works that took a realistic approach to the conditions of life of the poor. Hard Times (1885; Manchester Art Gallery) showing the distraught family of a travelling day-labourer at the side of a road, is one of his best-known works.

  42. Peter Sís

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    Peter Sís
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    writerfilm directorillustratorpainterchildren's writer
    Biography

    Peter Sís is a Czech-born American illustrator and writer of children's books. As a cartoonist his editorial illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, and The Atlantic Monthly. For his "lasting contribution" as a children's illustrator he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2012.

  43. Alice Temperley

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    Alice Temperley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Alice Temperley MBE is an English fashion designer based in Ilminster, Somerset, England. Her fashion label, Temperley London was launched in 2000.

  44. Edward Bawden

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    Edward Bawden
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1903-1989 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    artistpainterillustratordesigner
    Biography

    Edward Bawden, was an English painter, illustrator and graphic artist, known for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture. Bawden taught at the Royal College of Art, where he had been a student, worked as a commercial artist and served as a war artist in World War II. He was a fine watercolour painter but worked in many different media. He illustrated several books and painted murals in both the 1930s and 1960s. He was admired by Edward Gorey, David Gentleman and other graphic artists, and his work and career is often associated with that of his contemporary Eric Ravilious.

  45. Idris Khan

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    Idris Khan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    artistphotographersculptor
    Biography

    Idris Khan OBE is a British artist based in London.

  46. Richard Deacon

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    Richard Deacon
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    sculptoruniversity teacherdrawer
    Biography

    Richard Deacon CBE is a British abstract sculptor, and a winner of the Turner Prize.

  47. Helen Allingham

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    Helen Allingham
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1848-1926 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    painterillustrator
    Biography

    Helen Allingham was a British watercolourist and illustrator of the Victorian era.

  48. Alison Jackson

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    Alison Jackson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Alison Jackson is an English contemporary BAFTA and multi award winning artist, photographer and filmmaker whose work explores the theme of celebrity culture. Jackson makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing things in private using cleverly styled lookalikes. Jackson raises questions on our voyeurism, on the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe.

  49. Lucienne Day

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    Lucienne Day
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1917-2010 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    textile designerdesigner
    Biography

    Désirée Lucienne Lisbeth Dulcie Day OBE RDI FCSD was one of the most influential British textile designers of the 1950s and 1960s. Day drew on inspiration from other arts to develop a new style of abstract pattern-making in post-war British textiles, known as ‘Contemporary’ design. She was also active in other fields, such as wallpapers, ceramics and carpets.

  50. Victor Ambrus

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    Victor Ambrus
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Art
    Studied in 1960
    Occupations
    illustrator
    Biography

    Victor Ambrus was a Hungarian-born British illustrator of history, folk tales, and animal story books. He also became known from his appearances on the Channel 4 television archaeology series Time Team, on which he visualised how sites under excavation may have once looked. Ambrus was an Associate of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers. He was also a patron of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors up until its merger with the Institute for Archaeologists in 2011.

  51. Jonathan Barnbrook

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    Jonathan Barnbrook
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    graphic designerdesigner
    Biography

    Jonathan Barnbrook, is a British graphic designer, film maker and typographer. He trained at Saint Martin's School of Art and at the Royal College of Art, both in London.

  52. Stephen Goldblatt

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    Stephen Goldblatt
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    film directorcinematographer
    Biography

    Stephen Goldblatt, A.S.C., B.S.C. is a South African-born British cinematographer, noted for his work on numerous high-profile action films, including the first two entries in the Lethal Weapon series, as well as for his recent collaborations with director Mike Nichols and Tate Taylor.

  53. Edward Burra

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    Edward Burra
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1905-1976 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    painterdrawer
    Biography

    Edward John Burra was an English painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, best known for his depictions of the urban underworld, black culture and the Harlem scene of the 1930s.

  54. Rose Wylie

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    Rose Wylie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Rose Wylie is a British painter. She is an artist known for creating large paintings on unprimed canvas.

  55. Gavin Turk

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    Gavin Turk
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    artistphotographersculptorprintmaker
    Biography

    Gavin Turk is a British artist from Guildford in Surrey, and is considered to be one of the Young British Artists. Turk's oeuvre deals with issues of authenticity and identity, engaged with modernist and avant-garde debates surrounding the 'myth' of the artist and the 'authorship' of a work of art.

  56. Robin Day

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    Robin Day
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1915-2010 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    industrial designerfurniture designerdesignervisual artist
    Biography

    Robin Day, OBE, RDI, FCSD was one of the most significant British furniture designers of the 20th century, enjoying a long career spanning seven decades. An accomplished industrial and interior designer, he was also active in the fields of graphics and exhibitions.

  57. Laurence Housman

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    Laurence Housman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1865-1959 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    writerillustratornovelistplaywrightpoet
    Biography

    Laurence Housman was an English playwright, writer and illustrator during the Victorian era. He studied art in London. He was a younger brother of the poet A. E. Housman.

  58. Leslie Green

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    Leslie Green
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1875-1908 (aged 33)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Leslie William Green was an English architect. He is best known for his design of iconic stations constructed on the London Underground railway system in central London during the first decade of the 20th century, with distinctive oxblood red faïence blocks including pillars and semi-circular first-floor windows, and patterned tiled interiors done in the Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style).

  59. Hamish Fulton

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    Hamish Fulton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    photographerland artistillustrator
    Biography

    Hamish Fulton is an English walking artist. Since 1972 he has only made works based on the experience of walks. He translates his walks into a variety of media, including photography, illustrations, and wall texts. His work is contained in major museums collections, such as the Tate Britain and MoMA. Since 1994 he has begun practicing group walks. Fulton argues that 'walking is an artform in its own right' and argues for wider acknowledgement of walking art.

  60. Jessie Lipscomb

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    Born in
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    Years
    1861-1952 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    sculptor
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    Jessie Lipscomb, later Jessie Elborne, was an English sculptor of the human figure. She worked in Paris in a shared studio workshop in the late 1800s with French sculptor Camille Claudel and two fellow alumni from the Royal College of Art: Amy Singer and Emily Fawcett.

  61. David Mellor

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    Born in
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    Years
    1930-2009 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    lighting designer
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    David Rogerson Mellor was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer.

  62. Elizabeth Forbes

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    Elizabeth Forbes
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1859-1912 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Elizabeth Adela Forbes was a Canadian painter who was primarily active in the UK. She often featured children in her paintings and School Is Out (painted in Newlyn) is one of her most popular works. She was friends with the artists James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Walter Sickert, both of whom influenced her work. Her etchings in particular are said to show the influence of Whistler.

  63. Joseph Rykwert

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    Joseph Rykwert
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1926-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    architectural historianarchitecture criticarchitect
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    Joseph Rykwert CBE is Paul Philippe Cret Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of the foremost architectural historians and critics of his generation. He has spent most of his working life in the United Kingdom and America. He has taught the history and theory of architecture at several institutions in Europe and North America. Rykwert is the author of many influential works on architecture, including The Idea of a Town (1963), On Adam's House in Paradise (1972), The Dancing Column (1996) and The Seduction of Place (2000). All his books have been translated into several languages.

  64. Christopher Raeburn

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    Christopher Raeburn
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
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    Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer, known for reworking surplus fabrics and garments to create menswear, womenswear and accessories.

  65. Jeffrey Gibson

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    Jeffrey Gibson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    paintersculptor
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    Jeffrey A. Gibson is a Mississippi Choctaw-Cherokee painter and sculptor from the United States, based in Hudson, New York.

  66. Charles Sargeant Jagger

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    Charles Sargeant Jagger
    Born in
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    Years
    1885-1934 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    paintersculptor
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    Charles Sargeant Jagger was a British sculptor who, following active service in the First World War, sculpted many works on the theme of war. He is best known for his war memorials, especially the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner and the Great Western Railway War Memorial in Paddington Railway Station. He also designed several other monuments around Britain and other parts of the world.

  67. Christopher Williams

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    Christopher Williams
    Born in
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    Years
    1873-1934 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Christopher David Williams was a Welsh artist.

  68. James Jebusa Shannon

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    Born in
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    Years
    1862-1923 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Sir James Jebusa Shannon was an Anglo-American artist.

  69. Astrid Sampe

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    Astrid Sampe
    Born in
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    Years
    1909-2002 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    designertextile designertextile artistartist
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    Astrid Sampe was a Swedish textile designer who for a large part of her professional life was affiliated with the textile department at Nordiska Kompaniet but also worked for several other textile producers.

  70. Thomas Thwaites

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    Thomas Thwaites
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Art
    In 2009 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    designerwriter
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    Thomas Thwaites is a British designer and writer. He describes himself as "a designer, interested in technology, science, futures research & etc."

  71. Thomas Huber

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    Thomas Huber
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    artistpainterprintmakerinstallation artist
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    Thomas Huber is a Swiss artist who lived and worked in Mettmann near Düsseldorf for several years and is currently resident in Berlin.

  72. Mary Fraser Tytler

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    Mary Fraser Tytler
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1849-1938 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    painterarchitect
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    Mary Seton Fraser Tytler was a symbolist craftswoman, designer and social reformer.

  73. Clare Shenstone

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    Clare Shenstone
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Clare Noel Shenstone is an English artist. She is considered notable for her cloth relief heads and her figure drawings. Her portraits hang in some major British collections including the National Portrait Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

  74. Edward Allington

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    Edward Allington
    Born in
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    Years
    1951-2017 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    paintersculptor
    Biography

    Edward Thomas Allington was a British artist and sculptor, best known for his part in the 1980s New British Sculpture movement.

  75. Mark Adams

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    Mark Adams
    Born in
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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    designercar designerengineer
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    Mark Adams is an English car designer. He is current senior car designer at Opel Automobile and has worked as for brands including Cadillac, Buick and Opel.

  76. Jess Thom

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    Jess Thom
    Born in
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    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Jessica Thom is a British theatre-maker and comedian best known for Touretteshero, an alter-ego and project aimed at increasing awareness of Tourette's Syndrome, the neurological condition which she was diagnosed with in her early twenties. The first Touretteshero production, Backstage in Biscuit Land debuted at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. The show won critical acclaim and has since toured across the UK and internationally, including various performances across North America and Australia. Thom has also made numerous appearances on British television, notably an interview on Russell Howard's Good News which has garnered more than 995,000 YouTube views as of August 2019, and was reported on by The Independent and Metro newspapers.

  77. Hew Locke

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    Hew Locke
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    paintersculptorvisual artist
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    Hew Donald Joseph Locke is a British sculptor and contemporary visual artist based in Brixton, London. In 2000 he won a Paul Hamlyn Award and the EASTinternational Award.

  78. Mortimer Menpes

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    Mortimer Menpes
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1855-1938 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    painterillustratoretcher
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    Mortimer Luddington Menpes, was an Australian-born British painter, author, printmaker and illustrator.

  79. Anthea Hamilton

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    Anthea Hamilton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    paintervisual artist
    Biography

    Anthea Hamilton is a British artist who graduated from the Royal College of Art and one of four shortlisted for the 2016 Turner Prize and was responsible for the show's most popular exhibit, Project For Door. She is known for creating strange and surreal artworks and large-scale installations.

  80. Eric Parry

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    Eric Parry
    Born in
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    architect
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    Eric Owen Parry is a British architect, designer, writer and educator. Parry is the founder and principal of Eric Parry Architects established in London in 1983. His built work includes the restoration and renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Holburne Museum in Bath, 50 New Bond Street, 23 Savile Row, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, Aldermanbury Square by London Wall, 30 Finsbury Square in London, and the London Stock Exchange. His projects also include a number of residential developments. Eric Parry's architectural work and design has been shown internationally on major exhibitions, including the Royal Academy of Arts, the British School at Rome, and the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

  81. Mary Gillick

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    Mary Gillick
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1881-1965 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    sculptor
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    Mary Gaskell Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

  82. Max Hattler

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    Max Hattler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    animatorartistassistant professortelevision producer
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    Max Hattler is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker. He created the kaleidoscopic political short films "Collision" and "Spin" (2010), abstract stop motion works "Shift" (2012) and "AANAATT" (2008), and psychedelic animation loops "Sync", "1923 aka Heaven" and "1925 aka Hell" (2010).

  83. Mary Emily Eaton

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    Mary Emily Eaton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1873-1961 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    botanical illustratorillustratorscientific illustrator
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    Mary Emily Eaton was an English botanical artist best known for illustrating Britton & Rose's The Cactaceae, published between 1919 and 1923.

  84. Stephen Farthing

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    Stephen Farthing
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    painterart historian
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    Stephen Farthing is an English painter and writer on art history.

  85. Marianne Heske

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    Marianne Heske
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    artist
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    Marianne Heske is a Norwegian visual artist.

  86. Nigel Hall

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    Nigel Hall
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    sculptordrawerartist
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    Nigel Hall is an English sculptor and a draughtsman.

  87. Herman Rosse

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    Herman Rosse
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1887-1965 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    scenographerarchitectpainterillustratorglass painter
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    Hermann Rosse was a Dutch-American architect, painter, theatrical designer, and art director. He won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for the film the King of Jazz.

  88. Janek Schaefer

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    Janek Schaefer
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    composersound artist
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    Janek Schaefer is a London-based sound artist, composer and entertainer. He is known for his work with sound and installation art.

  89. George Chakravarthi

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    George Chakravarthi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    photographerartistperformance artist
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    George Chakravarthi is a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, video, painting and performance. His work addresses the politics of identity including race, sexuality and gender, and also religious iconography among other subjects. He was born in India and moved to London, England in 1980.

  90. Charles Cundall

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    Charles Cundall
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1890-1971 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Charles Ernest Cundall,,, was an English painter of topographical subjects and townscapes, best known for his large panoramic canvases.

  91. Jeremy Gardiner

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    Jeremy Gardiner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Jeremy Gardiner is a contemporary British landscape painter.

  92. Frederick Brown

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    Frederick Brown
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1851-1941 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Frederick Brown was a British art teacher and painter.

  93. Nabil El-Nayal

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    Nabil El-Nayal
    Born in
    Syria Flag Syria
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Nabil El-Nayal, more commonly known as Nabil Nayal is a Syrian-born British fashion designer. He moved to England at the age of 14 and has since gone on to win awards including the Royal Society of Arts Award, the Graduate Fashion Week 'Best Womenswear' Award and the British Fashion Council MA Scholarship Award.

  94. Ralph Brown

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    Ralph Brown
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1928-2013 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Ralph Brown was an English sculptor who came to national prominence in the late 1950s with his large-scale bronze Meat Porters, commissioned for Harlow New Town, Essex and is known for his sensual, figurative sculptures.

  95. William Pye

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    William Pye
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    sculptordrawer
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    William Burns Pye is a British sculptor known particularly for his water sculptures.

  96. Indrė Šerpytytė

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    Indrė Šerpytytė
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    artistphotographer
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    Indrė Šerpytytė is a Lithuanian artist living and working in London. Šerpytytė is concerned with the impact of war on history and perception, and works with photography, sculpture, installation and painting.

  97. Lawrence Lee

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    Lawrence Lee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1909-2011 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    glass artist
    Biography

    Lawrence Stanley Lee was a British stained glass artist whose work spanned the latter half of the 20th century. He was best known for leading the project to create ten huge windows for the nave of the new Coventry Cathedral. His other work includes windows at Guildford and Southwark Cathedrals as well as a great number of works elsewhere in the UK, and some in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

  98. Brian Reffin Smith

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    Brian Reffin Smith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    painterfaculty member
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    Brian Reffin Smith is an artist, writer, teacher and musician born in Sudbury, Suffolk, in the United Kingdom, who won the first-ever Prix Ars Electronica, the Golden Nica, in Linz, Austria, 1987. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

  99. John Bridgeman

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    John Bridgeman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1916-2004 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainter
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    Arthur John Bridgeman ARCA, FRBS, FRBSA was an English sculptor.

  100. John Brunsdon

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    John Brunsdon
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1933-2014 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    visual artist
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    John Reginald Brunsdon ARCA was a British artist, printmaker and painter. He was born in Cheltenham 15 August 1933 and died in Ipswich 13 April 2014.