Artist Gives Us A Glimpse Of What Famous Historical Figures ‘Really’ Looked Like

Living in this high-tech era, it’s easy to forget how different things used to be. Back in the day, folks only had an artist’s personal take or some fuzzy black-and-white photo to know what someone looked like.

Even with all their talent, artists couldn’t always nail the real-life details that a photo can. So, it’s no surprise that we often scratch our heads, wondering what some of the big-name historical figures actually looked like, without all the artistic spin.

Enter Bas Uterwijk, a cool photographer from Amsterdam who’s also a whiz at computer graphics, 3D animation, and special effects. He’s on a mission, bit by bit, to answer this burning question.

Statue Of Liberty

Vincent Van Gogh


Niccolò Machiavelli


Elizabeth I, Queen Of England

Billy The Kid

David (Michelangelo)

Alfred E. Newman (Mad Magazine)

Fayum Mummy Portraits

Sandro Botticelli

Frankenstein’s Monster

Fayum Mummy Portraits

Fayum Mummy Portaits



George Washington

Jan Van Eyck

Fayum Mummy Portraits

Sandro Botticelli

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