1928 - 2005

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Arman (November 17, 1928 – October 22, 2005) was a French-born American artist. Born Armand Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman was a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or paint traces they leave (cachets, allures d'objet) to using them as the artworks themselves. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arman has received more than 250,839 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Arman is the 459th most popular painter (down from 428th in 2019), the 1,411th most popular biography from France (down from 1,347th in 2019) and the 91st most popular French Painter.

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Among painters, Arman ranks 459 out of 1,428Before him are Ferdinand Columbus, Theophanes the Greek, Cima da Conegliano, Lyubov Popova, Jan Lievens, and Ivan Bilibin. After him are Bernard Buffet, John Tenniel, Carlo Dolci, Edward Steichen, André Charles Boulle, and Jean-Étienne Liotard.

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Among people born in 1928, Arman ranks 83Before him are Zhu Rongji, Hans Modrow, Giampiero Boniperti, Gene Sharp, Elias James Corey, and Alan J. Pakula. After him are Osamu Shimomura, Bernard Buffet, Wolfgang von Trips, Gustav Leonhardt, Musa al-Sadr, and Sol LeWitt. Among people deceased in 2005, Arman ranks 55Before him are Robert Moog, Ephraim Kishon, William Westmoreland, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, George Dantzig, and Emmanuelle Arsan. After him are Consuelo Velázquez, Will Eisner, Henry Taube, Barbara Bel Geddes, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Ed McBain.

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In France

Among people born in France, Arman ranks 1,411 out of 5,234Before him are Victorien Sardou (1831), Émile Chartier (1868), Maria Schneider (1952), Arbogast (340), Vivant Denon (1747), and Bernard Kouchner (1939). After him are Jean-Claude Carrière (1931), Yvette Guilbert (1865), Walter Krüger (1890), Bernard Buffet (1928), Joan of England, Queen of Sicily (1165), and Christian Clavier (1952).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Arman ranks 91Before him are Paul Gachet (1828), Jean-Marc Nattier (1685), André Masson (1896), Eva Gonzalès (1849), Édouard Vuillard (1868), and Eugène Atget (1857). After him are Bernard Buffet (1928), André Charles Boulle (1642), Armand Guillaumin (1841), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749), Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767), and Pierre Puget (1620).