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All famous artists listed alphabetically and by their area of expertise.
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de Toulouse Lautrec Quotes (1864-1901)
French painter and printmaker known for his Moulin Rouge prints and paintings of prostitutes and the nightlife of Montmartre, Paris.
Leak Quotes (1956-)
Australian editorial cartoonist and portrait painter who is regularly hung in the Archibald prize.
Leger Quotes (1881-1955)
French artist who created bold Modernist works which used a lot of primary colors outlined in black.
da Vinci Quotes + Paintings
Italian Renaissance artist, painter, inventor, architect and creator of the Mona Lisa.
Leunig Quotes (1945-)
Australian cartoonist and thinker who is not afraid to say the things that need to be said to an insane world.
Lichtenstein Quotes (1923-1997)
American painter and sculptor famous for his Pop Art work inspired by comic books.
- "I grew up wanting
to be an artist, for some unknown reason. I wanted to have paintings
up on walls. And, you know, I sort of struggled very hard to become
an impoverished artist. And when I finally realised that goal, I
thought, 'Well, now I'm going to have to do something to earn a
- "The object in modern
painting must become the main character and overthrow the subject.
If, in turn, the human form becomes an object, it can considerably
liberate possibilities for the modern artist."
- "Iron rusts from
disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes
frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind."
Leonardo da Vinci
- "My cartoons have
also had me labelled a misogynist, a blasphemer, a homophobe, a
royalist, a misanthrope and a traitor, to name but a few. I would
sum it all up by saying: I am a cartoonist."
- "Personally, I feel
that in my own work I wanted to look programmed or impersonal but
I don't really believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And I
don't think you could do this."