Art (given name)

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Art is a male personal name, both in its own right and as a diminutive form of the common name Arthur
Arthur
Arthur is a common masculine given name. Its etymology is disputed, but its popularity derives from its being the name of the legendary hero King Arthur....

. Individuals called Art include:
  • Art Agnos, an American politician and former Mayor of San Francisco, California
  • Art Bell
    Art Bell
    Arthur W. "Art" Bell, III is an American broadcaster and author, known primarily as one of the founders and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM. He also created and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland...

    , an American radio broadcaster
  • Art Blakey
    Art Blakey
    Arthur "Art" Blakey , known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader. He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community....

    , an American jazz musician
  • Art Boileau
    Art Boileau
    Arthur Boileau is a long-distance runner, who represented Canada at two consecutive Summer Olympics in the men's marathon. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California he finished in 44th and four years later in Seoul, South Korea he placed 28th. He is a two-time winner of the Los...

    , Canadian long-distance runner
  • Art Buchwald
    Art Buchwald
    Arthur Buchwald was an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post, which in turn was carried as a syndicated column in many other newspapers. His column focused on political satire and commentary...

    , an American humorist
  • Art Carney
    Art Carney
    Arthur William Matthew “Art” Carney was an American actor in film, stage, television and radio. He is best known for playing Ed Norton, opposite Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden in the situation comedy The Honeymooners....

    , an American actor
  • Art Donovan
    Art Donovan
    Arthur Donovan, Jr. is a former American football defensive tackle, better known as Art 'How much does dat guy weigh?' Donovan, who played for three National Football League teams, most notably the Baltimore Colts...

    , a former American football defensive tackle
  • Art Eggleton
    Art Eggleton
    Arthur "Art" C. Eggleton, PC is a former Canadian Cabinet minister and Mayor of Toronto, and is currently a Senator representing Ontario.-City council:...

    , a Canadian politician
  • Art Garfunkel
    Art Garfunkel
    Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and actor, best known as being a member of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel...

    , an American singer-songwriter and actor
  • Art Howe
    Art Howe
    Arthur Henry Howe Jr. is a former Major League Baseball infielder, coach, scout and manager. He is an alumnus of the University of Wyoming...

    , a former Major League Baseball player and manager, and current bench coach of the Texas Rangers
  • Art Imlech, a legendary High King of Ireland
  • Art Jackson, a former National Hockey League player
  • Art Linkletter
    Art Linkletter
    Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, on NBC radio-TV for 19 years...

    , American television host
  • Art mac Cuinn
    Art mac Cuinn
    Art mac Cuinn , also known as Art Óenfer , was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland....

    , a legendary High King of Ireland
  • Art mac Lugdach
    Art mac Lugdach
    Art, son of Lugaid Lámderg, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. He took power after killing his predecessor, and his father's killer, Conaing Bececlach. He ruled for six years, until he was killed by Fíachu Tolgrach and his son Dui Ladrach...

    , a legendary High King of Ireland
  • Art Malik
    Art Malik
    Art Malik is a Pakistani-born British actor who achieved international fame in the 1980s through his starring and subsidiary roles in assorted British and Merchant-Ivory television serials and films...

    , a Pakistani-born British actor
  • Art Monk
    Art Monk
    James Arthur "Art" Monk is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles...

    , an American football player
  • Art Pepper
    Art Pepper
    Art Pepper , born Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr., was an American alto saxophonist and clarinetist.About Pepper, Scott Yanow of All Music stated, "In the 1950s he was one of the few altoists that was able to develop his own sound despite the dominant influence of Charlie Parker" and: "When Art Pepper...

    , an American jazz alto saxophonist.
  • Art Rooney
    Art Rooney
    Arthur Joseph "Art" Rooney, Sr. , often referred to as "The Chief", was the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football franchise in the National Football League.-Family history:...

    , former National Football League executive and owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Art Ross
    Art Ross
    Arthur Howey "Art" Ross was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman and executive from 1905 until 1954. Regarded as one of the best defenders of his era by his peers, he was one of the first to skate with the puck up the ice rather than pass it to a forward...

    , former National Hockey League defenseman and Canadian ice hockey executive
  • Art Spiegelman
    Art Spiegelman
    Art Spiegelman is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book memoir, Maus. His works are published with his name in lowercase: art spiegelman.-Biography:Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Polish Jews...

    , an American comics artist
  • Art Tatum
    Art Tatum
    Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. was an American jazz pianist and virtuoso who played with phenomenal facility despite being nearly blind.Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time...

    , an American jazz pianist
  • Art Lee - Taiko
    Art Lee - Taiko
    Taiko teacher and performer Art Lee is recognized as being the first and currently the only person in the world who has ever been awarded an unsponsored artist visa by the Japanese government to be a professional Taiko Artist in Japan...

    , a Japanese Taiko drummer