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List of Famous Art Directors

List of famous art directors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top art directors in the world? This includes the most prominent art directors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable art directors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic art directors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned art directors.

List is made up of people like Jay Manuel and Karl Lagerfeld.

From reputable, prominent, and well known art directors to the lesser known art directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the art director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous art directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous art directors?" then you're in the right place. (1865 items)

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    Stormy Daniels, also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director. She was crowned the "#1 Porn Star In The World" by Genesis Top 100 and "The New Queen Of X" by Girls Of Penthouse magazine. She is a member of the NightMoves Adult ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, The Witches of Breastwick, Wrong Side of Town, The One + 57 more
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    Mette Lindberg is a production designer and art director. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Art Director, Production Designer
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    Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer, Artist + 1 more
    • Credits: Zoolander, L'Amour, Totally Spies! The Movie
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    Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host and lead judge of the second and third cycle of Canada's Next Top Model, a spin-off to the original. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Art Director, Model, Photographer, Makeup Artist
    • Credits: America's Next Top Model, Fashion Police, Degrassi Takes Manhattan, Operation Fabulous, Canada's Next Top Model + 1 more
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    Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles including Dumb & Dumber, Half Baked, Superstar, Down Periscope, Because of Winn-Dixie, Big Money Hustlas, The ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Illustrator, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Author + 5 more
    • Credits: There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Meet the Robinsons, Wag the Dog + 40 more
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    Josh Blue is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, and much of his self-deprecating humor is centered on this. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Cameroon
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 3 more
    • Credits: Mind of Mencia, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Feast 3: The Happy Finish, Cash
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    George Lois is an American art director, designer, and author. Lois is perhaps best known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine from 1962 to 1972. In 2008, The Museum of Modern Art exhibited 32 of Lois' Esquire covers. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Art Director, Designer, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Art & Copy
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    Daniel Haller is an American film and television director, production designer, and art director. Haller studied at the renowned Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. In 1953, Haller started as an art director in television, then quickly graduated to low budget feature films. Among many other credits, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Art Director, Production Designer, Television director, Film Director
    • Credits: Charlie's Angels, Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica, Kojak, Quincy + 37 more
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    Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and voice actor, best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, and T.U.F.F. Puppy. Hartman also provided the voice for the character of Dr. Rip Studwell in The ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Storyboard Artist, Film Score Composer, Art Director, Television director, Television producer + 7 more
    • Credits: The Fairly OddParents, Johnny Bravo, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy + 18 more
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    Paul Cohen

    Paul Cohen is a saxophonist, record producer, lyricist and art director. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Art Director, Record producer, Saxophonist, Lyricist
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    Craig McCracken is an American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends for Cartoon Network, as well as writing and storyboarding for Dexter's Laboratory. His newest series, Wander Over ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Art Director, Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 3 more
    • Credits: The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Wander Over Yonder + 13 more
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    Michael O'Connell

    Michael O'Connell is an art director. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Art Director
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    Michelle Johnson is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Lolita-like teenager Jennifer Lyons in the 1984 romantic comedy film Blame It on Rio. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Death Becomes Her, Far and Away, Gung Ho, Waxwork, Blame It on Rio + 16 more
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    Bruno Cesari was an Italian art director. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Last Emperor. He received his second Oscar nomination at the 72nd Academy Awards for his work on the film The Talented Mr. Ripley. Which he shared the nomination with Roy Walker. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1933-2004)
    • Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
    • Profession: Set Decorator, Film Art Director
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    Carmelo Bene was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter. He was an important exponent of the Italian avant-garde theatre and cinema. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1937-2002)
    • Birthplace: Campi Salentina, Italy
    • Profession: Art Director, Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 3 more
    • Credits: Oedipus Rex, Catch as Catch Can, One Hamlet Less, Red Hot Shot, Our Lady of the Turks + 1 more
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    Ben van Os was a Dutch production designer and art director. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1944-2012)
    • Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer
    • Credits: A Strange Love Affair
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    Virginia L. Randolph is a production designer and film art director. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Actor
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard
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    Louis "Lou" Scheimer was an American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also credited as an executive producer of many of its cartoons. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1928-2013)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Art Director, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Film Producer, Animator + 1 more
    • Credits: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Star Trek: The Animated Series, The New Adventures of Superman + 52 more
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    Joanne Woollard is a British art director. She was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Hope and Glory. She got her 2nd nomination in 2013 for Gravity. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Set Decorator, Art Director, Costume Designer
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    David Hoffman is an film art director and production designer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Art Director, Production Designer
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