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Allan Kaprow

1927 - 2006

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Allan Kaprow (August 23, 1927 – April 5, 2006) was an American painter, assemblagist and a pioneer in establishing the concepts of performance art. He helped to develop the "Environment" and "Happening" in the late 1950s and 1960s, as well as their theory. His Happenings — some 200 of them — evolved over the years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allan Kaprow has received more than 249,634 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Allan Kaprow is the 713th most popular painter (down from 544th in 2019), the 2,457th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,813th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Allan Kaprow ranks 713 out of 1,421Before him are Wifredo Lam, Benvenuto Tisi, Eugene de Blaas, Liang Kai, Maurycy Gottlieb, and Abraham van Beijeren. After him are Mihály Munkácsy, Esaias van de Velde, Jan van Huysum, Luis de Morales, John Martin, and Sidney Paget.

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Among people born in 1927, Allan Kaprow ranks 109Before him are Marvin Harris, Ken Russell, Vladimir Shatalov, Carlo Maria Martini, Robert Shaw, and Wadie Haddad. After him are Zbigniew Cybulski, Gordon Cooper, Andy Williams, Josy Barthel, Nguyễn Khánh, and Pierre Henry. Among people deceased in 2006, Allan Kaprow ranks 96Before him are Prince George William of Hanover, Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Igor Sergeyev, Mako, Milan Babić, and Pierre Clostermann. After him are Trevor Berbick, Tina Aumont, Ali Farka Touré, P. F. Strawson, Shin Sang-ok, and William Auld.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Allan Kaprow ranks 2,457 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Wieman (1951), Lin Shaye (1943), George Gaylord Simpson (1902), Hetty Green (1834), Zac Efron (1987), and Paul Milgrom (1948). After him are Lynda Carter (1951), King Oliver (1881), Ross Macdonald (1915), Charles Grodin (1935), Shirley Jackson (1916), and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Allan Kaprow ranks 25Before him are Sol LeWitt (1928), Richard Serra (1939), Asher Brown Durand (1796), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Donald Judd (1928), and Jasper Johns (1930). After him are Will Sampson (1933), Julian Schnabel (1951), Dorothea Tanning (1910), Thomas Eakins (1844), Winslow Homer (1836), and Cindy Sherman (1954).