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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. 
Mette Lindberg is a production designer and art director.
Karl Otto Lagerfeld (German: [kaɐ̯l ˈlaːɡɐˌfɛlt]; 10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist who lived in ...more
Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and Make-up Artist. He is most recognizable as the former Creative Director on the popular reality ...more
Harland Reesor Williams (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, author, artist, musician and radio personality.
Josh Blue (born November 27, 1978) 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 ...more
George Lois (born June 26, 1931) 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 ...more
Daniel Haller (born September 14, 1926 in Glendale, California) is an American film and television director, production designer, and art director. Haller studied at the renowned Chouinard Art ...more
Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV (born January 10, 1965) is an American animator, YouTuber, illustrator, and voice actor, best known for creating the Nicktoons The Fairly OddParents, ...more
Paul Cohen
Paul Cohen is a saxophonist, record producer, lyricist and art director.
Craig McCracken (born March 31, 1971) is an American animator, writer, and cartoonist. He created the Cartoon Network animated television series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for ...more
Michael O'Connell
Michael O'Connell is an art director.
Michelle Johnson (born September 9, 1965) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role when she was 17 as Lolita-like teenager Jennifer Lyons in the 1984 romantic comedy film Blame It ...more
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 Pompilio Realino Antonio Bene, known as Carmelo Bene (1 September 1937 – 16 March 2002) was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter. He was an important exponent of the ...more
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 (October 19, 1928 – October 17, 2013) was an American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also credited as an executive ...more
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 (September 4, 1912 – November 19, 1999) was a Russian-American magazine editor, publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor. He held senior artistic positions ...more
María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta (born 27 May 1951, Madrid) known professionally as Ana Belén is 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 ((1907-09-01)September 1, 1907, Gura Humorului – (2002-10-23)October 23, 2002, Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA) was an American film art director, ...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.