Emil Nolde

1867 - 1956

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Emil Nolde (born Hans Emil Hansen; 7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German-Danish painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and was one of the first oil painting and watercolor painters of the early 20th century to explore color. He is known for his brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Nolde has received more than 629,396 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Emil Nolde is the 149th most popular painter (up from 177th in 2019), the 339th most popular biography from Germany (up from 460th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Painter.

Emil Nolde was a German painter who is most famous for his paintings of flowers.

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Among painters, Emil Nolde ranks 149 out of 2,023Before him are Pontormo, Umberto Boccioni, Charles Le Brun, Theo van Gogh, Albrecht Altdorfer, and Suzanne Valadon. After him are André Derain, Eugène Boudin, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Otto Dix, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, and Lili Elbe.

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Among people born in 1867, Emil Nolde ranks 9Before him are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Luigi Pirandello, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emily Greene Balch, Edgar de Wahl, and Arturo Toscanini. After him are Mary of Teck, Käthe Kollwitz, John Galsworthy, Natsume Sōseki, Prince Maximilian of Baden, and Walther Rathenau. Among people deceased in 1956, Emil Nolde ranks 9Before him are B. R. Ambedkar, Jackson Pollock, Konstantin von Neurath, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, and Jules Rimet. After him are Frederick Soddy, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Lucien Febvre, Robert Walser, A. A. Milne, and Risto Ryti.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Nolde ranks 339 out of 7,253Before him are Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), and Ferdinand Schörner (1892). After him are Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Katharina von Bora (1498), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), and August von Mackensen (1849).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Emil Nolde ranks 12Before him are Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Hans Memling (1435), Franz Marc (1880), Hans von Aachen (1552), and Albrecht Altdorfer (1480). After him are Otto Dix (1891), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Hans Baldung (1484), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Gerhard Richter (1932), and George Grosz (1893).