Culture List of Famous Art Directors

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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 Brian Patrick Kennedy 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. 

Stephanie Gregory Clifford (born March 17, 1979), professionally known as Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters or simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director. She is ...more

Mette Lindberg is a production designer and art director.

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 ...more

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 ...more

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 ...more

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, ...more

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 ...more

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 ...more

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 ...more

Paul Cohen Paul Cohen is a saxophonist, record producer, lyricist and art director.

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 ...more

Michael O'Connell Michael O'Connell is an art director.

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.

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 ...more

Carmelo Bene was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter. He was an important exponent of the Italian avant-garde theatre and cinema.

Ben van Os was a Dutch production designer and art director. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.

Virginia L. Randolph is a production designer and film art director.

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.

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.

David Hoffman is an film art director and production designer.

Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman was a Russian-American magazine editor, publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor. He held senior artistic positions during his 32 years at Condé Nast ...more

Ana Belén is the stage name of María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta, a Spanish actress and singer.

Crispian Sallis is a British art director. He was nominated for three Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction for the films Aliens, Driving Miss Daisy and Gladiator. He is the son of ...more

Naftuli "Nathan" Hertz Juran was an American film art director and film director who along with Richard Day and Thomas Little is most noted for winning the Academy Award for Best Art ...more

Leslie Bloom is a film set decorator, art director and production designer.

Michael Corenblith is an art director and production designer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known ...more

Ralph Eggleston is an American animator, art director, storyboard artist and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios. He started his career at Kroyer Films working on projects such as ...more

Eiko Ishioka was a Japanese art director, costume and graphic designer known for her work in stage, screen, advertising and print media. Noted for her advertising campaigns for the Japanese ...more

Eros Eflin is an Indonesian film art director and production designer.

Carol Joffe Carol Joffe is a film set decorartor.

Olga Kaljakin was an American art director, graphic designer and film poster artist.

Father John Berg John Marcus Berg, F.S.S.P. is a Catholic priest, currently serving as the third Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. He was elected on July 7, 2006 by the General Chapter of ...more

Cao Juiping Cao Juiping is a film art director and production designer.

Anthony Sabatino was an art director who won an Emmy Award for his work on the TV-series Fun House. He died from AIDS complications on April 10, 1993, aged 48.

Michael Williams, better known by his stage name Sister Roma, is an American drag queen and art director of gay pornography. He is a twenty-year member of San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual ...more

Bharathan was an Indian film director, artist, lyricist, music director, sculptor, poster designer, editor and art director. Bharathan is noted for being the founder of a new school of film ...more

Elmer Sheeley Elmer Sheeley was a film art director.

Lorenza Newton Lorenza Newton is a film art director and a veterinarian.

Mark E. Sackett has no plans to sit still anytime soon, he lives in 2 cities and on a plane, he owns 11 related creative businesses and thrives on being inventive daily as he works in Branding, ...more

Melanie Light Melanie Light featured in the 2009 film "Doghouse".

Benno von Arent Benno von Arent was a German Nazi, a member of the Nazi Party and SS, responsible for art, theatres, movies etc. Arent was born in Görlitz, Prussia, on 19 July 1898. Self-taught, after ...more

Flavio Mogherini was an Italian production designer, art director and film director. His career spanned from 1947 to 1994. His daughter is the Italian politician Federica Mogherini.

Kim Hyun Ok Hyeon-ok Kim is an art director.

Michael Crenshaw Michael Crenshaw is a film art director and production designer.

Qiang Liu Liu Qiang is a film art director and production designer.

Molly Page Molly Page is production designer.

Mark S. Turner Mark S. Turner is a film art director and production designer.

Tony Walton is an English set and costume designer. Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. He began his career in 1957 with the stage design for Noël Coward's Broadway ...more

Piero Gherardi was the Costume and Set Designer of Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita and 8½ for which he won two Oscars. Born in Poppi, Tuscany, Piero Gherardi began his artistic ...more