43 Historical Photos World Famous Artist You Will Never Find in History Books

A collection of the greatest jazz players ever, Harlem, New York, August 1958

A collection of the greatest jazz players ever, Harlem, New York, August 1958.

A war artist in German-occupied France, 1941

A war artist in German-occupied France, 1941.

Adolf Hitler visits Paris with architect Albert Speer (left) and artist Arno Breker (right)

Adolf Hitler visits Paris with architect Albert Speer (left) and artist Arno Breker (right), 23 June 1940.

An artist​ paints the ruins of San Francisco following the 1906 Earthquake

An artist​ paints the ruins of San Francisco following the 1906 Earthquake.

An artists’ excursion on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1857

An artists’ excursion on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1857

An epigrapher and an artist copying texts and scenes in the Tomb of Mereruka at Saqqara, Egypt, 1934

An epigrapher and an artist copying texts and scenes in the Tomb of Mereruka at Saqqara, Egypt, 1934.

Andy Warhol shopping for pop art props at Gristede's supermarket,

Andy Warhol shopping for pop art props at Gristede’s supermarket, New York 1962.

Anna Fisher on the cover of Life magazine in 1985

Anna Fisher on the cover of Life magazine in 1985.

Anne Frank 12 years old, May 1942

Anne Frank 12 years old, May 1942 Colorized by Marina Amaral, a Brazilian artist specializing in the colorization of B&W pictures.

Artist as in a dog trainer performer and dog arrive by Melbourne Express taken for J.C. Williamson 10th

Artist as in a dog trainer performer and dog arrive by Melbourne Express taken for J.C. Williamson 10th Dec 1937 by Ted hood.

Artist Feliks Topolski among ruins of Warsaw, Poland, late 1940s

Artist Feliks Topolski among ruins of Warsaw, Poland, late 1940.

Artist John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum inspecting Jefferson's eye during the carving

Artist John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum inspecting Jefferson’s eye during the carving of Mount Rushmore 1930.

Artist Norman Rockwell meeting with astronauts John Young and Virgil Grissom at Cape Kennedy,

Artist Norman Rockwell meeting with astronauts John Young and Virgil Grissom at Cape Kennedy, Florida, 30 September 1964.

Artist Salvador Dalí in a private audience with fascist dictator Francisco Franco in the El Pardo Palace

Artist Salvador Dalí in a private audience with fascist dictator Francisco Franco in the El Pardo Palace, Madrid, 1972.

Artist Taro Okamoto's Tower of the Sun at the World's Fair Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, 1970

Artist Taro Okamoto’s Tower of the Sun at the World’s Fair Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan, 1970.

Artists conception of the 1,600 foot Palace of Soviets Moscow, 1937

Artists conception of the 1,600 foot Palace of Soviets Moscow, 1937.

Artists David Bowie and Cher on the solo variety television program Cher. 1975.

Artists David Bowie and Cher on the solo variety television program Cher. 1975.

Artists paint on the banks of Dordogne River near Beaulieu, France, in 1925

Artists paint on the banks of Dordogne River near Beaulieu, France, in 1925.

British tattoo artist George Burchett, the King of Tattooists ca 1930.

British tattoo artist George Burchett, the King of Tattooists ca 1930.

Canadian War Artist Paul Goranson in 1940's

Canadian War Artist Paul Goranson in 1940.

Charles Ponzi, businessman and con artist, Boston 1920

Charles Ponzi, businessman and con artist, Boston 1920.

Claude Monet, French artist and a leading member of the Impressionist group of painters was born in Paris #OnThisDay 1840

Claude Monet, French artist and a leading member of the Impressionist group of painters was born in Paris #OnThisDay 1840.

Disney artists drawing a live deer ahead of starting work on Bambi. Burbank. June 14, 1942

Disney artists drawing a live deer ahead of starting work on Bambi. Burbank. 14 June 1942

Ernst Haeckel, eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, circa 1866

Ernst Haeckel, eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, circa 1866.

Folk artists Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger play guitar and banjo, c.1950. This would be one of Guthrie's last shows.

Folk artists Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger play guitar and banjo, c.1950. This would be one of Guthrie’s last shows.

Future 'Mad Magazine' artists Al Jaffee and Will Elder, in the lunchroom at the High School for Music and Arts in New York City (1936)

Future ‘Mad Magazine’ artists Al Jaffee and Will Elder, in the lunchroom at the High School for Music and Arts in New York City 1936.

Grand Fury's advertising in the Petrosino Park Installation, New York, 1990.

Grand Fury’s advertising in the Petrosino Park Installation, New York, 1990. Gran Fury was an AIDS activist artist collective from New York City.

High-wire artist performs above the ruins of Heumarkt in Cologne, Germany in 1946

High-wire artist performs above the ruins of Heumarkt in Cologne, Germany in 1946

High-wire artist Philippe Petit performing on an illicitly installed cable between the towers

High-wire artist Philippe Petit performing on an illicitly installed cable between the towers of Notre Dame de Paris, 26 June 1971.

High-Wire Circus Artists at Heumarkt, Cologne, Germany. 1946

High-Wire Circus Artists at Heumarkt, Cologne, Germany. 1946

Jackson Pollock painting in his studio in Long Island in 1949

Jackson Pollock painting in his studio in Long Island in 1949.

Leading Dada artist Hugo Ball, performing as Magical Bishop in Zürich 1916

Leading Dada artist Hugo Ball, performing as Magical Bishop in Zurich 1916.

Marcel Marceau, French mime artist who created the figure of Bip a tragic white clown with Stan Laurel.

Marcel Marceau, French mime artist who created the figure of Bip a tragic white clown with Stan Laurel. Paris 1958. Photo Erich Lessing

Maud Stevens Wagner - the first known female tattoo artist in the United States (1907)

Maud Stevens Wagner – the first known female tattoo artist in the United States 1907.

Official war artist Richard Jack working on his painting The Second Battle of Ypres depicting Canadian soldiers

Official war artist Richard Jack working on his painting The Second Battle of Ypres depicting Canadian soldiers making a stand against a German assault c. 1917

Pablo Picasso drafts a centaur in mid-air with a light pen in southeastern France 30 January1950

Pablo Picasso drafts a centaur in mid-air with a light pen in southeastern France 30 January 1950.

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables, October 7, 1914

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables, 7 October 1914.

Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist, walking across the World Trace Center towers - August 1974 New York

Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist, walking across the World Trace Center towers – August 1974 New York

The art assembly line of female students engaged in copying World War II propaganda posters

The art assembly line of female students engaged in copying World War II propaganda posters in Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942.

The artist's van, 1855

The artist’s van, 1855.

The models for American Gothic c. 1930'

The models for American Gothic c. 1930.

The Racer - Cedar Point, Ohio. 1902

The Racer – Cedar Point, Ohio. 1902

The work of a Romanian-French photographer Irina Ionesco, one of the most controversial artists. 1970

The work of a Romanian-French photographer Irina Ionesco, one of the most controversial artists. 1970.

Two girls more engrossed with the air vent grate than the modern art on the walls of the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1963

Two girls more engrossed with the air vent grate than the modern art on the walls of the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1963.

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