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Gothic illustrators and Dark painters of haunting or seductive images. Their biographies are here and each one of them is an example of resistance against life's limitations.
Also, you can find here how the great gothic comics were developed and their stories.
Sandman - The master of dreams, and his search for understanding.
Luis Royo - He's the creator of images of beautiful, powerful and dangerous women and has been one of the main illustrators of the Heavy Metal magazine. Know about his career and works here.
Edvard Munch - One of the most important impressionist painters created eerie paintings out of his traumas, fears and psychological problems. Ever seen that picture with a person screaming at a bridge? It's his! Know about his life and works here.
George Watts - a great symbolist painter of the 19th century, creator of unforgettable images.
Hieronymus Bosch - one of the greatest inspirations to symbolist and surrealist painters.
Frank Frazetta - One of the main comic book illustrators of the 20th century, Frazetta was an important inspiration to several illustrators over the last 50 years. Read his biography here and fall in love with his amazing works.
Gustave Doré - The man who illustrated the best edition of Dante Allighieri's Divine Comedy lived in the mid-1800's Paris among some of the best artists that the world ever had and was the lover of the greatest actress of the French Theater, Sarah Bernhardt. His rich and fascinating life story is here.
Henry Fuseli - One of William Blake's best friends and one of the most creative painters of the late 18th century, who brought the world of darkness to the frivolous art world of his time.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - One of the main masters of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had a life full accomplishments, glory and tragedy. Know about this great painter and poet. *download some of Rossetti's poems*
Aubrey Beardsley - The man who illustrated some of Edgar Allan Poe's and Oscar Wilde's books. The black rose of the Art Nouveau period.
H. R. Giger - More than a painter of dark and horror surrealistic images, he's a revolutionary, who redefined the futuristic imagery. Know more about him here.
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