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Edward Gorey

Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings.

Markey Robinson

David Marcus Robinson, known as Markey Robinson ((1918-02-07)February 7, 1918 – January 28, 1999(1999-01-28) (aged 80)), was an Irish painter and sculptor with a primitive representational style. His main passion was painting, but he also produced sculptures and designed some stained glass panels.

John A. McCone

John Alexander McCone (January 4, 1902 – February 14, 1991) was an American businessman and politician who served as Director of Central Intelligence from 1961 to 1965, during the height of the Cold War.

Sergei Lemeshev

Sergei Yakovlevich Lemeshev (Russian: Серге́й Я́ковлевич Ле́мешев, born July 10 [O.S. June 27] 1902, Staroye Knyazevo, Tver Governorate – died June 26, 1977, Moscow) was one of the most well-known and beloved Russian operatic lyric tenors.

Luis Jacob

Luis Jacob (born 1970) is an artist, writer, curator and educator living in Toronto.

Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin, OC GOQ (born August 31, 1932) is a Canadian filmmaker of Abenaki descent. Born in New Hampshire, and raised primarily in Quebec, she has written and directed many National Film Board of Canada documentaries on First Nations issues. Her best known documentary is Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, about the 1990 siege at Oka, Quebec.

Bill Reid

William Ronald “Bill” Reid, Jr., OBC (12 January 1920 – 13 March 1998) (Haida) was a Canadian artist whose works include jewelry, sculpture, screen-printing, and paintings. Some of his major works were featured on the Canadian $20 banknote of the Canadian Journey series (2004–2012).

Mark Burgess (children’s author)

Mark Burgess (born 26 April 1957; pen name Simon Goswell for two books) is best known as an English author and illustrator of children’s literature. He has illustrated books by Tony Bradman and Martin Waddell. Among his most recent assignments, he illustrated Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, the authorized sequel of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Arthur Upham Pope

Arthur Upham Pope (7 February, 1881 – 3 September, 1969) is best known as a pioneering American expert on Iranian art and the editor of the authoritative Survey of Persian Art. He was also a university professor of philosophy and aesthetics, archaeologist, photographer, political activist, museum director and planner, pianist, interior designer, and founder of an international scholarly organization.

Laura Muntz Lyall

Laura Muntz Lyall (June 18, 1860 – December 9, 1930) was a Canadian impressionist painter, known for her portrayal of mothers and children.

Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves tapping his fingers on the fretboard of the guitar with both hands.

Malcolm Root

Malcolm Root FGRA (born 1950) is a British artist who concentrates on classic transport subjects.

Aleksandr Golovin (artist)

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Golovin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Я́ковлевич Голови́н; March 1 [O.S. February 17] 1863 – April 17, 1930) was a Russian artist and stage designer. He designed productions for Sergei Diaghilev, Constantin Stanislavski, and Vsevolod Meyerhold.

Malcolm Garrett

Malcolm Garrett (born 1956) is a British graphic designer, who has worked for music artists such as Buzzcocks, Magazine, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, and Peter Gabriel. He was an early convert to exploring the opportunities and challenges of design with digital technology, and his London studio was the first amongst its peers to go totally digital in 1990.
In November 2013, he was elected as the Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry (RDI), previously to this in the year 2000, he was the first Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in the field of interactive media. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London and holds honorary Doctorates of Design from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and University of the Arts London.
In 1998 he received a Prince Philip Designers Prize nomination in recognition of his achievements in design for business and society. In 2003 he was named by Design Week as one of the “Hot 50 people making a difference in design” for his work as design ambassador. Garrett continues his design practice as Creative Director of IMAGES&Co based in London, and heads a team which develops leading-edge communications in lifestyle, culture, manufacturing, healthcare and education, through a connected approach to design and technology.

Clarence Hudson White

Clarence Hudson White (April 8, 1871 – July 7, 1925) was an American photographer, teacher and a founding member of the Photo-Secession movement. He grew up in small towns in Ohio, where his primary influences were his family and the social life of rural America. After visiting the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, he took up photography. Although he was completely self-taught in the medium, within a few years he was internationally known for his pictorial photographs that captured the spirit and sentimentality of America in the early twentieth century. As he became well known for his images, White was sought out by other photographers who often traveled to Ohio to learn from him. He became friends with Alfred Stieglitz and helped advance the cause of photography as a true art form. In 1906 White and his family moved to New York City in order to be closer to Stieglitz and his circle and to further promote his own work. While there he became interested in teaching photography and in 1914 he established the Clarence H. White School of Photography, the first educational institution in America to teach photography as art. Due to the demands of his teaching duties, his own photography declined and White produced little new work during the last decade of his life. In 1925 he suffered a heart attack and died while teaching students in Mexico City.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977, London, UK) is an artist and writer of Ghanaian descent based in London. She is represented by the Corvi-Mora Gallery in London and by the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.

Luke Perry (artist)

Luke Perry is an English artist known for his monumental sculptures most especially those celebrating the heritage of the Industrial Revolution, particularly in the Black Country. He is the director and chief artist of his non-profit company Industrial Heritage Stronghold.
After an early career in documentary film – winning a Bronze medal for short film at the London International Short Film Festival – he returned to the Black Country to establish Industrial Heritage Stronghold (IHS); a not for profit organisation which was to be a vehicle for the production of large-scale public artworks. He has won numerous awards to date including the Cultural Champions Award (Presented by the Minister for Culture Ed Vaisey MP) and Birmingham City University Alumni of the year. His more recent works can be viewed on
He began to receive national recognition in 2010 when he was a co-presenter of the Channel 4 television series Titanic:The Mission.

Louisa Buck

Louisa Buck is a British art critic and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper. She was a jurist for the 2005 Turner Prize. She is also an author or co-author of books on contemporary art market.

Louisa Atkinson

Caroline Louisa Waring Atkinson (best known as Louisa Atkinson) (25 February 1834 – 28 April 1872) was an early Australian writer, botanist and illustrator. While she was well known for her fiction during her lifetime, her long-term significance rests on her botanical work. She is regarded as a ground-breaker for Australian women in journalism and natural science, and is significant in her time for her sympathetic references to Australian Aborigines in her writings and her encouragement of conservation.

Emily Carr

Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a Modernist and Post-Impressionist painting style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until late in her life. As she matured, the subject matter of her painting shifted from aboriginal themes to landscapes—forest scenes in particular. As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a “Canadian icon”.

Helen McNicoll

Helen Galloway McNicoll (14 December 1879 – 27 June 1915) was a Canadian impressionist painter.
McNicoll was born in Toronto to an affluent family. Her parents were David McNicoll and Emily Pashley. McNicoll became deaf in early childhood due to scarlet fever, and as a result, focused her energies on playing the piano and developing a keenly observant eye. As a young woman, she attended the Art Association of Montreal, beginning her studies under William Brymner in 1899. In 1902, she moved to England to study in London at the Slade School under Philip Wilson Steer. At the Slade, students were encouraged to paint en plein air. Later, McNicoll studied in St Ives, Cornwall with Algernon Talmadge, where she met Dorothea Sharp, a fellow artist who became a lifelong friend. McNicoll and Sharp traveled together to France and Italy sharing studio space, and posing for each other’s paintings.
A member of the Royal Society of British Artists and an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, McNicoll died in Swanage, Dorset, at the early age of thirty six. An obituary described her as “one of the most profoundly original and technically accomplished of Canadian artists.”

Henri Julien

Henri Julien, baptised Octave-Henri Julien (14 May 1852 – 17 September 1908) was a French Canadian artist and cartoonist noted for his work for the Canadian Illustrated News and for his political cartoons in the Montreal Daily Star. He was the first full-time newspaper editorial cartoonist in Canada. His pseudonyms include Octavo and Crincrin.

Lindsay Robertson (photographer)

Lindsay Robertson is a Scottish photographer, who is best known as the only British artist to have exhibited alongside Ansel Adams. Inspired by the conservationist John Muir, he has worked for 35 years as a professional photographer, producing mainly monochrome images of large deserted US and UK landscapes that are influenced by Adams, and Scottish landscape photography pioneer John Muir. Robertson claims his photography is concerned with capturing “a moment in our time”.