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Artwork By Famous Authors

Bet you didn't know these writers also knew their way around a canvas.

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3. Henry Miller


He was a close friend of the French painter Grégoire Michonze. It is estimated that Miller painted 2,000 watercolors during his life, and that 50 or more major collections of Miller’s paintings exist.

You can view a selection of his watercolors at the Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

4. E.E. Cummings


American painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings.

7. Victor Hugo


Stands to reason Victor Hugo could have been a successful artist as well as author. "He rose above contemporary conventions and did not hesitate to elaborate on accidental effects if they satisfied his aesthetic sense. The result sometimes looked more like a 20th century abstract than a simple doodle."