Barbara Kruger

1945 - Today

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Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is an American conceptual artist and collagist associated with The Pictures Generation. She is most known for her collage style that consists of black-and-white photographs, overlaid with declarative captions, stated in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed text. The phrases in her works often include pronouns such as "you", "your", "I", "we", and "they", addressing cultural constructions of power, identity, consumerism, and sexuality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Kruger has received more than 1,041,145 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Barbara Kruger is the 961st most popular painter (down from 947th in 2019), the 3,322nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,156th in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Barbara Kruger ranks 961 out of 1,428Before her are Emile Claus, Hasegawa Tōhaku, Boris Vallejo, Jacek Malczewski, Huang Tingjian, and Barthel Beham. After her are Cigoli, Arthur Hughes, Fritz von Uhde, Eugène Emmanuel Amaury Duval, Laurits Tuxen, and Bartolomeo Montagna.

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Among people born in 1945, Barbara Kruger ranks 180Before her are Steve Gadd, Fusako Shigenobu, Gabriela Andersen-Schiess, Kim Larsen, Igor Ivanov, and Catherine Spaak. After her are Dimitar Penev, David D. Friedman, John Banville, Nikolai Tanayev, Joseph Delaney, and Vinko Puljić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Kruger ranks 3,322 out of 15,968Before her are Jon Cryer (1965), John G. Trump (1907), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), Patrick Henry (1736), Kylie Jenner (1997), and Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912). After her are Dominic Chianese (1931), Frederic Forrest (1936), Alfre Woodard (1952), Sam Phillips (1923), Emile Ardolino (1943), and Elizabeth Wilson (1921).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Barbara Kruger ranks 39Before her are James Rosenquist (1933), Evel Knievel (1938), Winslow Homer (1836), Sam Francis (1923), Grandma Moses (1860), and Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930). After her are Gutzon Borglum (1867), Henry Hill (1943), Joseph Cornell (1903), Franz Kline (1910), Richard Estes (1932), and Gilbert Stuart (1755).