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  • Alexandre Alexandrovitch Alexeieff

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    "Alexandre Alexeieff was a Russian Paris-based illustrator and animator best known for inventing the pinscreen and totalization animation techniques with Claire Parker.Alexeieff was born inKazan,Russiain 1901. However, the family soon moved to Istanbu..."

    Boris Artzybasheff

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    "His artistic career started in the 1920's doing art deco illustrations for books. These flat and graphic illustrations were often black and white in stark contrast to his later work. In his lifetime, Boris illustrated some 50 books, of which his most..."

    Aurelius Battaglia

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    "Aurelius Battaglia was born in Washington, D.C. in 1910, the son of Guiseppe and Concetta Battaglia, who had emigrated from Cefalu, Italy. "

    John Bauer

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    "The death of his sister at the age of 13 affected him and his brothers a great deal. After a life of amazing illustration and painting, the war and his failing marriage convinced John Bauer to seek spiritual healing and rest in Stockholm. He, his wif..."

    Mary Blair

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    "Mary Blair was an American animator, best known for her work with Disney Studios."

    Stephen Bosustow

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    "Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, Bosustow was an influential animator who co-founded United Productions of America (UPA) Studios. Bosustow started working in animation as an assistant to Ub Iwerks in the early 1930's. The next year found him working ..."

    Austin Briggs

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    "Briggs was born in Humbolt, Minnesota and grew up in Detroit, Michigan."

    Howard Brodie

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    "Howard Brodie was born on November 18, 1915 and went to California School of Fine Arts in Sacramento. He didn’t stay there long and he worked as a sports illustrator for the newspaper the San Francisco Chronicle. At the age of twenty-seven, he enli..."

    Harrison Cady

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    "Walter Harrison Cady 1877-1970 Gardner, Massachusetts. Illustrator/cartoonist Best known for his illustrations in "Bedtime Stories", a creation of Thornton W. Burgess"

    Fred Cooper

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    "Fred G. Cooper was born in Mc Minnville, OR. In 1904 he began his career in New York as a freelance designer and illustrator. He worked for several magazines and was a founding member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He was also a member of..."

    Miguel Covarrubias

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    "Born in Mexico City, Miguel immigrated to New York City at the age of nineteen. Already an established artist in Mexico, he was able to quickly make a name for himself in the U.S. Mexican poet José Juan Tablada and New York Times critic/photographer..."

    Mel Crawford

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    "Mel Crawford was born in Canada in 1925. He served in the Canadian Navy during World War II. He used his veteran's benefits to go to Royal Ontario College of Art. He then came to the U.S. in the 1940s to work for Disney Studios. He worked in animatio..."

    Gene Deitch

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    "Gene Deitch was a frequent contributor to The Record Changer, a jazz magazine, from 1945 to 1951. He started out as an apprentice in UPA studios, working as an Assistant Production Designer on the first Mister Magoo cartoons for Columbia Pictures. Wi..."

    Albert Dorne

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    "Dorne's life was a true "rags to riches" story. He worked as a newsboy, an office boy, a prize fighter, an art studio assistant, and then rose to become a highly respected illustrator, teacher and entrepreneur."

    Evyind Earle

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    "Eyvind Earle has enjoyed a prolific career spanning 60 years. Eyvind Earle began painting at the age of 10 and the diligent young artist's work matured so quickly his paintings were exhibited in France by the time he was 13. From the time of his firs..."

    Pete Emslie

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    "Following school, freelanced as a cartoonist including regular work for newspaper, The Ottawa Citizen from 1978 to 1984. Moved to Toronto in 1984 to work for Disney Canada Consumer Products, illustrating Disney characters for various merchandise. Rel..."

    Frank Frazetta

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    "Frank Frazetta is deemed as one of the most influential fantasy artists of the 20th century. Called by many, "The Father of modern Fantasy Art", he holds that title with great pride, though he would never admit it himself."

    Theodor Seuss Geisel

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    "Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss - was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, and artist - best known for his children's books. Adopting the moniker of Dr. Seuss during his university studies at Dartmouth and Oxford, Geisel began his career illu..."

    Tibor Gergely

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    "When he was a young teen he went to Galilei Circle and also became a member of the Sunday Circle after going to their lectures at the Free School of Spiritual Sciences. Later he went to Vienna with his wife Anna Lesznai. In Vienna he studied Lithogra..."

    Charles Allen Gilbert

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    "Gilbert is mostly known for his illustrations and paintings, including All Is Vanity (1892), Woman Playing Piano (1901), Woman with Rose (1910). In 1916, Gilbert partnered with John Randolph Bray to create Bray-Gilbert Studio. It produced the Silhoue..."

    Louise M. Glackens

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    "Glackens debuted as a cartoonist at Puck in the 1890's. After the magazine was sold in 1914, Glackens found employment at Barré Studio and Bray Productions, where he worked as an animator on the Mutt and Jeff series, and as a director on Goldwyn-Bra..."

    Bernhard August (Hardie) Gramatky

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    "Gramatky was already a well know watercolor painter when he started working in the animation industry. For six years, he worked as an assistant animator and animator on Mickey Mouse animations for Walt Disney.After leaving Walt Disney Productions in ..."

    Ōten Shimokawa

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    "Ōten Shimokawa was one of the pioneers of Japanese animation, who is believed to have produced the very first “true” anime film.Shimokawa was born in Maiyakojima Prefecture in 1892, though moved to Tokyo when we was 9. He began his working life..."