of notable recluses.

Name Date of birth Date of death Known for

Syd Barrett 1946 2006 former leader of the band Pink Floyd
David Bowie 1947 2016 singer and actor
Huguette Clark 1906 2011 heiress and philanthropist
Emily Dickinson 1830 1886 American poet
Steve Ditko 1927 comic book artist, writer and co-creator of Spider-Man
Bobby Fischer 1943 2008 former world chess champion
Greta Garbo 1905 1990 movie actress
João Gilberto 1931 Brazilian singer and composer
Alexander Grothendieck 1928 2014 stateless mathematician
Burkhard Heim 1925 2001 German theoretical physicist
Theodore Kaczynski 1942 American terrorist known as the Unabomber
Kamo no Chomei 1153 or 1155 1216 Japanese author, poet (in the waka form) and essayist
Stanley Kubrick 1928 1999 American film director
Harper Lee 1926 2016 author of To Kill a Mockingbird
Terrence Malick 1943 American filmmaker
Pordenone Montanari 1937 painter, sculptor and philosopher
Edvard Munch 1863 1944 Norwegian painter of The Scream
Leo Ornstein 1893 or 1892 2002 avant-garde pianist-composer
Grigori Perelman1966 Russian mathematician
Thomas Pynchon 1937 novelist
Marcel Proust 1871 1922 French novelist of In Search of Lost Time
J. D. Salinger 1919 2010 author of The Catcher in the Rye
Phil Spector 1940 record producer and songwriter