Ferdinand Hodler

1853 - 1918

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Ferdinand Hodler (March 14, 1853 – May 19, 1918) was a Swiss painter. He is one of the best-known Swiss painters of the nineteenth century. His early works were portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings in a realistic style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Hodler has received more than 262,548 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ferdinand Hodler is the 227th most popular painter, the 66th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 59th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swiss Painter.

Ferdinand Hodler was a Swiss painter. He is most famous for his paintings of the Alps.

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Among painters, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 227 out of 2,023Before him are Thomas Gainsborough, Jeanne Hébuterne, Luca Giordano, Simon Vouet, Lucas van Leyden, and Joshua Reynolds. After him are Charles-François Daubigny, Agostino Carracci, Peder Severin Krøyer, Gerard van Honthorst, Lorenzo Lotto, and Nicholas Roerich.

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Among people born in 1853, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 14Before him are Chulalongkorn, Albrecht Kossel, Aleksei Brusilov, José Martí, Vladimir Solovyov, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Errico Malatesta, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Princess Thyra of Denmark, Oskar Potiorek, and Hans Christian Gram. Among people deceased in 1918, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 31Before him are Roland Garros, Niko Pirosmani, Fanny Kaplan, Lavr Kornilov, César Cui, and Frederick Trump. After him are Edmond Rostand, Hermann Cohen, Arrigo Boito, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Frank Wedekind, and Lili Boulanger.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 66 out of 1,015Before him are H. R. Giger (1940), Daniel Bovet (1907), Emil Jannings (1884), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Hans Küng (1928), and Siegfried Wagner (1869). After him are Richard R. Ernst (1933), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Lys Assia (1924), Peter Zumthor (1943), and Domenico Fontana (1543).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 7Before him are Paul Klee (1879), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Angelica Kauffman (1741), Johannes Itten (1888), Henry Fuseli (1741), and H. R. Giger (1940). After him are Félix Vallotton (1865), Albert Anker (1831), Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), Matthäus Merian (1593), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889), and Jost Amman (1539).