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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. 
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  • Karl Otto Lagerfeld (German: [kaɐ̯l ˈlaːɡɐˌfɛlt]; 10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a...  more
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  • Josh Blue (born November 27, 1978) was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show...  more
  • George Lois (born June 26, 1931) is an American art director, designer, and author. Lois is...  more
  • Daniel Haller (born September 14, 1926 in Glendale, California) is an American film and...  more
  • Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV (born January 10, 1965) is an American animator, YouTuber,...  more
  • Paul Cohen

    Paul Cohen is a saxophonist, record producer, lyricist and art director....  more
  • Craig McCracken (born March 31, 1971) is an American animator, writer, and cartoonist. He...  more
  • Michael O'Connell

    Michael O'Connell is an art director....
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  • Carmelo Pompilio Realino Antonio Bene, known as Carmelo Bene (1 September 1937 – 16 March...  more
  • Ben van Os was a Dutch production designer and art director. He was nominated for two Academy...  more
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  • Louis "Lou" Scheimer (October 19, 1928 – October 17, 2013) was an American producer, one of...  more
  • Joanne Woollard is a British art director. She was nominated for an Academy Award in the...  more
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  • Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman (September 4, 1912 – November 19, 1999) was a Russian-American...  more
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  • Crispian Sallis is a British art director. He was nominated for three Academy Awards in the...  more
  • Naftuli "Nathan" Hertz Juran ((1907-09-01)September 1, 1907, Gura Humorului –...  more
  • Leslie Bloom is a film set decorator, art director and production designer....  more
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