Ferdinand Hodler

1853 - 1918

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Ferdinand Hodler (March 14, 1853 – May 19, 1918) was 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 203,651 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Ferdinand Hodler is the 213th most popular painter (down from 205th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 56th in 2019) and the 6th 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 213 out of 1,428Before him are Pietro da Cortona, Andrea Pozzo, Gerard van Honthorst, Andrea del Castagno, Agostino Carracci, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. After him are Rosso Fiorentino, Charles-François Daubigny, Niko Pirosmani, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Lucas van Leyden, and Maud Lewis.

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Among people born in 1853, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 12Before him are Chulalongkorn, Aleksei Brusilov, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, José Martí, and Vladimir Solovyov. After him are Albrecht Kossel, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Errico Malatesta, Hans Christian Gram, Alphonse Bertillon, and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar. Among people deceased in 1918, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 29Before him are César Cui, Lavr Kornilov, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Roland Garros, Fanny Kaplan, and Edmond Rostand. After him are Niko Pirosmani, Frank Wedekind, Arrigo Boito, Hermann Cohen, Frederick Trump, and Paul Vidal de La Blache.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 55 out of 749Before him are Joan Gamper (1877), Robert Walser (1878), Carlo Maderno (1556), Lys Assia (1924), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), and Clay Regazzoni (1939). After him are Hans Küng (1928), Emil Jannings (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Michel Mayor (1942), and Max Frisch (1911).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Ferdinand Hodler ranks 6Before him are Paul Klee (1879), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Henry Fuseli (1741), Angelica Kauffman (1741), and Johannes Itten (1888). After him are H. R. Giger (1940), Félix Vallotton (1865), Bernardino Luini (1475), Matthäus Merian (1593), Albert Anker (1831), and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889).