There are 2 artists using the name Jane Austen. 1. Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist and audio books of her work may have her tagged as the artist. Her insights into women's lives and her mastery of form and irony have made her one of the most noted and influential novelists of her era despite being only moderately successful during her lifetime. Austen's work is today considered an important part of the English literary canon and is the subject of a massive body of scholarly and critical work.