Dawe, George b. February 6, 1781 d. October 15, 1829 Painter. He is particularly well known for his more than 300 portraits of Russian offices who took part in the War against Napoleon. These portraits constitute the collection displayed in the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace (The Hermitage) in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was born in the family of artists with his father being his first tutor. He later entered the Royal Academy of Arts, becoming Academician in 1814. He traveled Europe extensively and attracted the attention of the Russian...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England
Dawson, Alfred b. August 30, 1843 d. April 26, 1931 Landscape Painter and Etcher. He studied art under his father, a marine and landscape painter, before establishing himself as a successful etcher and landscape painter in Chertsey, Surrey. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, London, between 1860 and 1889, showing works including "A Page from Gray's Elegy" and "Leaving the Plough". He also showed at the Suffolk Street Gallery, London, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. In addition to his career as a landscape painter he produced...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Stone Cemetery, Stone, Dartford Borough, Kent, England
Day, Corinne b. February 19, 1962 d. August 27, 2010 Photographer. Known for her fashion work, she founded a genre called variously "grunge", "heroin chic", or "dirty realism", and was instrumental in launching the career of Kate Moss. Raised in Ickenham, she quit school at 16 and worked in a bank before becoming a model. While enjoying some success in Australia, Japan, and America, she was given a camera by her future husband Mark Szasay. Initially she simply took pictures of her fellow models when they were off duty, but in 1990 her work came...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
de Brunhoff, Jean b. December 9, 1899 d. October 16, 1937 French Author, Illustrator. He is best remembered for creating the Babar the Elephant books, about an orphaned baby elephant, that was first appeared in 1931 and became an instant success. Born the youngest of four children, his father was a publisher. He attended Protestant schools, including the prestigious Ecole Alsacienne. During the latter part of World War I he joined the French Army and served on the front lines when war was almost over. He then decided to become a professional artist...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France Plot: Division 65, along the central path that splits the division in two
De Chirico, Giorgio b. July 10, 1888 d. November 20, 1978 Painter. An outstanding Italian modernist, he did his most significant work between 1910 and 1920. A typical De Chirico painting of this period depicts a large city square, empty except for a statue and one or two faceless human figures. A lonely and even menacing atmosphere is evoked through combinations of bright light, deep shadows, and exaggerated perspectives. These mysterious cityscapes had a profound influence on the Surrealists, though De Chirico was never considered a member of...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Chiesa di San Francesco a Ripa, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
de Erdely, Francis b. 1904 d. 1959 Influencial 20th century artist. Forced to flee his native Hungary after angering the Gestapo with his powerful, horrific imagery derived from his experiences in World War I. After many years living in several European cities, he settled in California in 1944 where he produced the majority of his body of work. Served as dean at the Pasadena Museum School from 1944 to 1946. He died in Los Angeles, California in 1959. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Kindly Light, L-754 G-1 GPS coordinates: 34.1260109, -118.2510376 (hddd.dddd)
De Grey, Sir. Roger b. April 18, 1918 d. February 14, 1995 British Artist. He studied art at Chelsea Polytechnic from 1936 under Harold Williamson and Raymond Coxon. His studies were interrupted by World War II, when he served with the Royal Armoured Corps. After the war he taught at Kings College, Newcastle University, the Royal College of Art, and the City and Guilds of London Art School. He was primarily a landscape painter, working in the open air in the summer and reworking his canvases indoors in the winter. He held his first solo exhibition at...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Mildred Churchyard, Nurstead, Gravesham Borough, Kent, England Plot: Churchyard
de Kooning, Elaine b. March 12, 1918 d. February 1, 1989 Artist and Wife of Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997 cremated). Born Elaine Marie Catherine Fried in Brooklyn, New York, she studied at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School and the American Artists School in New York City. She met Willem de Kooning in 1938, and they were married at City Hall, New York, in December 1943. Although married for more than forty-five years, De Kooning and her husband spent most of their marriage separated; however, she championed and promoted his work...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Green River Cemetery, East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
de la Renta, Oscar b. July 22, 1932 d. October 20, 2014 Fashion Designer, Icon. Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
de Lempicka, Tamara b. May 16, 1898 d. March 18, 1980 Polish painter, born Tamara Gorska in Warsaw. She died in Cuernavaca, Mexico. According to her wishes, she was cremated and her ashes scattered into the Popocatepetl (a Mexican volcano). Tamara remained forgotten until the early 1990 when Barbra Streisand bought her painting "Adam and Eve" in an auction. (Bio by: Alberto Blanco) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered to the Popocatepetl volcano from an helicopter by her daughter Kizette and a friend
De Loutherbourg, Philip James b. October 31, 1740 d. March 11, 1812 Painter, Stage Designer. He was born and trained in France, initially by his father, a miniature painter and engraver to the court of Darmstadt. In 1766 he was elected to the French Royal Academy and made Royal Painter to Louis XVI, but in 1771 he traveled to London in search of commissions and to escape marital difficulties. He remained in England for the rest of his life, becoming an important figure in the evolution of British landscape painting. Loutherbourg's best-known work was creating...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) Old Chiswick Cemetery, Chiswick, London Borough of Hounslow, Greater London, England
De Maria, Walter b. October 1, 1935 d. July 25, 2013 Sculptor. He made a name for himself in the world of art, as an important figure during the "Earthworks Moment" (also known as "Land Art") of the late 1960s. The son of parents who ran an eatery, he initially studied History at the University of California, prior to receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree and experiencing apprenticeship under renown Bay-area artist David Park. De Maria formed an association with artist Robert Whitman and the pair opened the 9 Great Jones Street Gallery in New...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
De Pisis, Filippo b. May 11, 1896 d. April 2, 1956 Italian Painter. He started to study drawing at the age of six. At eighteen he entered the University of Bologna, where he studied literature and philosophy and continued to paint. After graduating he went to Rome and worked for four years as a teacher, and began dedicating himself seriously to painting. In the early 20s, he became aware of his homosexuality and at this time he moved to Paris to study the work of French artists that he admired, especially Delacroix and Manet. He remained in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bunny Boiler) Cimitero della Certosa, Ferrara, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
de Stael, Nicolas b. January 5, 1914 d. March 16, 1955 Artist. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, he studied art in Brussels, Belgium. After serving in the Second World War, he settled in France, where he joined the group of the abstract painters Jean Arp, Georges Braque, Sonia and Robert Delaunay. His career spanned 15 years and more than thousand works, becoming one of the most influential European artists of the post-war period. Sadly, he committed suicide jumping out from the window of his studio, in Antibes, France. His many works include "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cimetiere de Montrouge, Paris, City of Paris, Ile-de-France, France Plot: Division 58.