Famous visual artists who were born or raised in Minnesota include Charles Schulz, James Earle Fraser, Duane Hanson, Gil Elvgren, LeRoy Neiman and Wanda Gag. Minnesota is also the birthplace of famous musical artists Bob Dylan and Prince, literary artists F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis, and many famous actors.
Charles Schulz is most famous for writing the Peanuts comic strip. LeRoy Neiman was an illustrator for Playboy magazine for over 50 years. Duane Hanson was a superrealist sculptor. Wanda Gag published one of the first children's picture books in 1928. James Earle Fraser was a public monuments sculptor and designed the 1913 buffalo nickel. Gil Elvgren was a famous pin-up illustrator and illustrator for Coca-Cola.