Marilyn Monroe - Pop ArtSince August, 2021, I've written a series of articles about celebrities who are also fairly decent artists. One article listed some notable legends, another centered on a selection of musicians, and the third revolved around actors. Specifically, male actors, which is why I've now written another article about their female counterparts. Here, check it out...

Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu

Date of birth: December 2, 1968
Place of birth: Queens, New York City, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, director, and producer
Years active in the industry: From 1990 to the present day
Some of their popular films: Charlie's Angels (2000), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), and Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Association with art: Lucy Liu's passion for art started when she was 16 years old, mainly, the art form known as 'mixed media', and since then, she's improved her artistic skills by studying at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (from 2004 to 2006). Nowadays, Lucy has become a fairly accomplished artist who's held a number of exhibits throughout the world.
Style of art: Contemporary, photography, and mixed media.

Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen

Date of birth: May 9, 1946
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actress and fashion model
Years active in the industry: From 1958 to the present day
Some of their popular films: Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Wind and the Lion (1975), and Book Club (2018)
Association with art: According to her official website, candicebergenart.com, Candice Bergen isn't a painter, but she does enjoy drawing 'cartoony things', which she receives a lot of compliments for. In fact, Candice's designs have received so many compliments, that she now has a selection of them to buy on her website (go check it out)!
Style of art: Cartoony things.

Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour

Date of birth: February 15, 1951
Place of birth: Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
Occupation: Actress
Years active in the industry: From 1968 to the present day
Some of their popular films: Live and Let Die (1973), Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie (1999), and Wedding Crashers (2005)
Association with art: Similar to Lucy Liu, Jane Seymour is a fairly accomplished artist and even has her own art gallery located in Los Angeles, California. Over the past twenty-plus years, she's held several exhibitions throughout North America, and occasionally, she accepts private commissions.
Style of art: Delicate watercolors, vibrant oil paintings, and bronze sculptures.

Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone

Date of birth: March 10, 1958
Place of birth: Meadville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, model, and film producer
Years active in the industry: From 1976 to the present day
Some of their popular films: Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), and Casino (1995)
Association with art: During lockdown, Sharon Stone started to learn how to paint by following the instructions on a paint-by-numbers gift set she had at home. 'It actually looks like something, which I find completely remarkable', she said in an Instagram video, referring to her picture. But what's even more remarkable, is how some people are now beginning to take notice of her newfound ability.
Style of art: Watercolors.

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Date of birth: June 1, 1926
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, model, and singer
Years active in the industry: From 1945 to 1962
Some of their popular films: The Seven Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Misfits (1961)
Association with art: Even though she's known for her acting, her singing, and her exquisite good looks, Marilyn Monroe was also a pretty decent artist, who generally enjoyed painting and drawing so she could expand her creative horizons. On one occasion, she famously painted a picture of a rose and gave it to President John F. Kennedy (see picture provided).
Style of art: Watercolors and freehand illustrations.

Now please stay tuned for my next installment of 'Artistic Celebrities', which will also feature another list of famous artisans from a specific genre.


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