List of centenarians (artists)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as artists – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
AburtoRafael Aburto 1913–2014 100 Spanish architect[1]
AlvarezManuel Álvarez Bravo 1902–2002 100 Mexican photographer
BalbianRie de Balbian Verster-Bolderhey 1890–1990 100 Dutch painter and Olympic art competitor[2]
BarnetWill Barnet 1911–2012 101 American painter and printmaker[3]
BartholomewHarland Bartholomew 1889–1989 100 American urban planner
BernhardRuth Bernhard 1905–2006 101 German-American photographer
BernsteinTheresa Bernstein 1890–2002 111 Polish-born American painter[4]
BoruSorcha Boru 1900–2006 105 American potter
BrooksFrank Leonard Brooks 1911–2011 102 Canadian artist[5]
BucklerJohn Chessell Buckler 1793–1894 100 British architect[6]
CarderFrederick Carder 1863–1963 100 British-born American glassmaker and artist
ClarkHuguette Clark 1906–2011 104 American artist and heiress[7]
Clarke HallEdna Clarke Hall 1879–1979 100 English artist and poet.[8]
ColeAlphaeus Philemon Cole 1876–1988 112 American painter
Coppola Horacio Coppola 1906–2012 105 Argentine photographer and filmmaker[9]
CouturierRobert Couturier 1905–2008 103 French sculptor[10]
DaoustSylvia Daoust 1902–2004 102 Canadian sculptor
DellEdgar Dell 1901–2008 106 Australian painter[11]
Donnelly ReedNell Donnelly Reed 1889–1991 102 American fashion designer and businesswoman[12]
DorflesGillo Dorfles 1910 – 104 Italian art critic, painter and philosopher[13]
ErniHans Erni 1909 – 105 Swiss painter and sculptor[14]
FeiginMoisey Feigin 1904–2008 103 Russian artist[15]
FeiningerT. Lux Feininger 1910–2011 101 American painter and photographer[16]
FrankHannah Frank 1908–2008 100 Scottish sculptor[17]
GammonReg Gammon 1894–1997 103 English painter and illustrator.[18]
GardinerMargaret Gardiner 1904–2005 100 British artist and political activist[19]
GeigerRupprecht Geiger 1908–2009 101 German painter[20]
GezariTemima Gezari 1905–2009 103 Russian-American artist and arts educator
GiacomettiBruno Giacometti 1907–2012 104 Swiss architect[21]
GotzKarl Otto Götz 1914– 100 German artist[22]
HaleKathleen Hale 1898–2000 101 British illustrator
HookMary Rockwell Hook 1877–1978 101 American architect[23]
HunterClementine Hunter 1886/87–1988 100/101 American folk artist
IrimescuIon Irimescu 1903–2005 102 Romanian sculptor and sketcher
JudaElsbeth Juda 1911–2014 103 German-born British fashion photographer[24]
KahnMax Kahn 1902–2005 103 Belarussian-American lithographer, sculptor and painter
KitamuraSeibo Kitamura 1884–1987 102 Japanese sculptor and Olympic art competitor[25]
KumagaiMotoichi Kumagai 1909–2010 101 Japanese photographer and illustrator[26]
LanuxEyre de Lanux 1894–1996 102 American artist[27]
LemanUlrich Leman 1885–1988 102 German painter
LewisStanley Cornwell Lewis 1905–2009 103 Welsh illustrator and artist[28]
Long Leonard Long 1911–2013 102 Australian landscape painter[29]
Loongkoonan Loongkoonan c. 1910 – c. 103 Australian indigenous artist[30]
LossonczyTamás Lossonczy 1904–2009 105 Hungarian painter[31]
MaurerLouis Maurer 1832–1932 100 American lithographer and printer
MaccarthyDoris McCarthy 1910–2010 100 Canadian painter[32]
Maclaughlin Donal McLaughlin 1907–2009 102 American architect who helped design the Flag of the United Nations[33]
Mommens Ursula Mommens 1908–2010 101 British potter[34]
MosesGrandma Moses 1860–1961 101 American folk artist
NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer 1907–2012 104 Brazilian modernist architect[35]
NordhagenJohan Nordhagen 1856–1956 100 Norwegian artist
OkumuraTogyu Okumura 1889–1990 101 Japanese painter of the nihonga style of watercolour painting
PlunketKatherine Plunket 1820–1932 111 Irish botanic artist and noblewoman
PotterDon Potter 1902–2004 102 British sculptor and potter
RackiMirko Rački 1879–1982 102 Croatian painter
RaymondEleanor Raymond 1887–1989 102 American architect
ReitterEdmund Reitter 1904–2005 100 Austrian sculptor and Olympic art competitor[36]
RobiquetMarie Lucas Robiquet 1858–1959 100/101 French artist
RuellanAndrée Ruellan 1905–2006 101 American painter
SadighiAbolhassan Sadighi 1894–1995 100/101 Iranian sculptor and painter
SantosÁngeles Santos Torroella 1911–2013 101 Catalan painter[37]
SasamotoTsuneko Sasamoto 1914- 100 Japanese photojournalist[38]
SchreckengostViktor Schreckengost 1906–2008 101 American artist and industrial designer[39]
ShahnBernarda Bryson Shahn 1903–2004 101 American painter, lithographer and widow of artist Ben Shahn
ShermanEditta Sherman 1912–2013 101 American photographer[40]
ShinodaToko Shinoda 1913– 101 Japanese artist[41]
SokolKoloman Sokol 1902–2003 100 Slovakian painter and graphic artist
SparreCount Louis Sparre 1863–1964 101 Swedish painter, designer and Finnish film pioneer
StephensOlin Stephens 1908–2008 100 American yacht designer[42]
SterneHedda Sterne 1910–2011 100 Romanian-American painter and printmaker[43]
StrynkiewiczFranciszek Strynkiewicz 1893–1996 103 Polish sculptor and Olympic art competitor[44]
TanningDorothea Tanning 1910–2012 101 American painter, printmaker, sculptor and writer[45]
TawneyLenore Tawney 1907–2007 100 American fiber artist
TownA. Hays Town 1903–2005 101 American architect[46]
TurnerJack Turner 1889–1989 100 Canadian photographer
HiratsukaUnichi Hiratsuka 1895–1997 102 Japanese wood carver and leader of the Sōsaku hanga movement
Josefina de Vasconcellos 1904–2005 100 Brazilian-British sculptor
VukanovicBeta Vukanović 1872–1972 100 Serbian painter[47]
WalterMartha Walter 1875–1976 100 American impressionist painter
WeatherwaxSeema Aissen Weatherwax 1905–2006 100 Ukrainian-American photographer
WebelRichard K. Webel 1900–2000 100 American landscape architect and designer
WeberMartin J. Weber 1905–2007 102 American graphic artist
WongTyrus Wong 1910 – 103 Chinese artist[48]
WoodBeatrice Wood 1893–1998 105 American artist and ceramist
YefimovBoris Yefimov 1899/1900–2008 108/109 Russian cartoonist[49]
YukiOgura Yuki 1895–2000 105 Japanese painter
Zeisel Eva Zeisel 1906–2011 105 Hungarian industrial designer[50]
ZornesMilford Zornes 1908–2008 100 American watercolor artist and teacher[51]

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