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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German poet, novelist, playwright, courtier, and natural philosopher, one of the greatest figures in Western literature. Throughout his life Goethe was interested in a variety of studies and pursuits. He made important discoveries in connection with...
 
    William Morris, Arts and Crafts Movement
  William Morris, Arts and Crafts Movement
William Morris was an English artist, writer, textile designer and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and English Arts and Crafts Movement. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet...
 
    Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian Jeweller
  Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian Jeweller
Peter Carl Fabergé was a Russian jeweller, best known for the famous Fabergé eggs, made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials. In 1885, Tsar Alexander III gave the House of...
 
    Pablo Picasso
  Pablo Picasso
Yet Cubism and Modern art weren't either scientific or intellectual; they were visual and came from the eye and mind of one of the greatest geniuses in art history. Pablo Picasso, born in Spain, was a child prodigy who was recognized as such by his a...
 
    Marcel Duchamp
  Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp, the painter and mixed media artist, was associated with Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, though he avoided any alliances. Duchamp’s work is characterized by humor, a wide variety of unconventional media, and its incessant probing of th...
 
    Marc Chagall, Modernist
  Marc Chagall, Modernist
Marc Chagall was a Russian–French artist, associated with several key art movements and was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He created a unique career in virtually every artistic medium, including paintings, book illustration...
 
    Robert Ripley, Believe It or Not!
  Robert Ripley, Believe It or Not!
Robert LeRoy Ripley was an American cartoonist, entrepreneur and amateur anthropologist, who created the world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, radio show, and television show which feature odd 'facts' from around the world....
 
    Man Ray, Photographer / Painter
  Man Ray, Photographer / Painter
Man Ray's photography would come to play an important role in the Surrealist movement. Although he had first bought a camera in 1915 to document his paintings, he now wanted to become a professional portrait photographer. Some of his very first sitte...
 
    Umm Kulthum, Egyptian Singer
  Umm Kulthum, Egyptian Singer
Umm Kulthum,Various spellings include Om Koultoum, Om Kalthoum, Oumme Kalsoum, and Umm Kolthoum. She was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Tamay ez-Zahayra village that belongs to El Senbellawein, she is known as the Planet of the...
 
    John Cage, American Composer
  John Cage, American Composer
John Milton Cage was an American experimental music composer, writer and visual artist. He is most widely known for his 1952 composition 4'33", whose three movements are performed without playing a single note. Cage was an early composer of what he c...
 
    Andy Warhol
  Andy Warhol
The 1960s was an extremely prolific decade for Warhol. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans, Disasters and Marilyns. In addition to pain...
 
    Jacques Brel
  Jacques Brel
Jacques Brel was a Belgian French-speaking author-composer, considered by many a poet as well, for the strong power of expression in his lyrics. Remembered in the anglophone world for the translations of his songs, he is also remembered in French-spe...
 
    Ramses Shaffy
  Ramses Shaffy
Ramses Shaffy was a Dutch singer, chansonnier, and actor. He became popular during the 1960s. His most famous songs include Zing, vecht, huil, bid, lach, werk en bewonder (Sing, fight, cry, pray, laugh, work and admire), We zullen doorgaan (We will g...
 
    Bob Dylan
  Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-conscious narratives. As a vocalist, he broke...
 
    David Lynch, Filmmaker
  David Lynch, Filmmaker
David Keith Lynch is an American filmmaker. Lynch's films are known for their elements of surrealism, their nightmarish and dreamlike sequences, their stark and strange images, and their meticulously crafted audio. Often his work explores the seedy u...
 
 

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