Francis Picabia

1879 - 1953

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Francis Picabia (French: [fʁɑ̃sis pikabja]: born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia; 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, writer, filmmaker, magazine publisher, poet, and typographist closely associated with Dada. When considering the many styles that Picabia painted in, observers have described his career as "shape-shifting" or "kaleidoscopic". After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Picabia has received more than 595,742 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Francis Picabia is the 92nd most popular painter (up from 182nd in 2019), the 275th most popular biography from France (up from 611th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Painter.

Francis Picabia was a French painter and poet who is most famous for his Cubist works.

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Among painters, Francis Picabia ranks 92 out of 2,023Before him are Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Honoré Daumier, Duccio, Mary Cassatt, Paolo Uccello, and Rogier van der Weyden. After him are Oskar Kokoschka, Paul Signac, Andrei Rublev, Max Ernst, Mark Rothko, and Antonio da Correggio.

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Among people born in 1879, Francis Picabia ranks 10Before him are Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, Otto Hahn, and Franz von Papen. After him are Emiliano Zapata, Alma Mahler, Owen Willans Richardson, Symon Petliura, Milutin Milanković, and Hans Luther. Among people deceased in 1953, Francis Picabia ranks 7Before him are Joseph Stalin, Sergei Prokofiev, Ibn Saud, Edwin Hubble, Lavrentiy Beria, and Gerd von Rundstedt. After him are Robert Andrews Millikan, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, and Mary of Teck.

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In France

Among people born in France, Francis Picabia ranks 275 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre Corneille (1606), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Camille Claudel (1864), Louis, Dauphin of France (1729), Olympe de Gouges (1748), and Arsène Wenger (1949). After him are Vincent de Paul (1581), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Philip the Good (1396), Paul Signac (1863), Charlotte Corday (1768), and Gilles de Rais (1405).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Francis Picabia ranks 27Before him are François Boucher (1703), Alfred Sisley (1839), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Berthe Morisot (1841), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), and Honoré Daumier (1808). After him are Paul Signac (1863), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), Claude Lorrain (1600), Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659), and Georges de La Tour (1593).