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List of famous engravers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top engravers in the world? This includes the most prominent engravers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable engravers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic engravers 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 engravers.

Igor Swingedau and Constant Dutilleux are included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known engravers to the lesser known engravers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the engraver field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous engravers ever?" and "What are the names of famous engravers?" then you're in the right place. (17 items)
Johannes Gutenberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Engravers
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Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, and the Scientific revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses. With his invention of the printing press, Gutenberg was the first European to use movable type printing, in around 1439. Among his many contributions to printing are: ...more on Wikipedia

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Robert Doisneau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Engravers
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Robert Doisneau was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris. He and Henri Cartier-Bresson were pioneers of photojournalism. He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville, a photograph of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1984. ...more on Wikipedia

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#22 on The Best Lifestyle Photographers

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Michael Ford

Michael Ford, was an Irish mezzotint engraver. A native of Dublin, Ford had been a pupil of engraver John Brooks. When Brooks left Ireland around 1747, Ford set up shop as his successor in a store on Cork Hill. There, he engraved a number of portraits in mezzotint, which on account of their scarcity are highly valued by collectors. He also painted portraits, and engraved some himself. Ford's address as publisher appears on some of the engravings by Andrew Miller and James MacArdell. With the former he seems to have been in rivalry, as they often engraved the same subjects, notably Hogarth's full-length portrait of Gustavus Hamilton, of which Ford's print seems to be the earlier of the ...more on Wikipedia

Federico Cantú Garza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Engravers
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Federico Heraclio Cantú Garza was a Mexican painter, engraver and sculptor. While considered to be a member of the Mexican muralism movement, his style was noticeably different, mostly for adhering to older and more academic forms of painting and sculpture. He has his most success exhibiting in the United States and Europe, but he did murals and sculptures in Mexico. His best known work is a sculpture called “La maternidad” which has been adapted as logo of the Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social. ...more on Wikipedia

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