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, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Picabia has received more than 469,632 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Francis Picabia is the 149th most popular painter (down from 141st in 2019), the 476th most popular biography from France (down from 432nd in 2019) and the 43rd 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 149 out of 1,428Before him are Théodore Rousseau, James Ensor, André Derain, Robert Delaunay, Pontormo, and Filippino Lippi. After him are Fernando Botero, Yayoi Kusama, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Frédéric Bazille, Hugo van der Goes, and Thomas Gainsborough.

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Among people born in 1879, Francis Picabia ranks 13Before him are Otto Hahn, Emperor Taishō, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Alma Mahler. After him are Ottorino Respighi, Symon Petliura, Milutin Milanković, Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Hans Luther, and Ramana Maharshi. Among people deceased in 1953, Francis Picabia ranks 13Before him are Lavrentiy Beria, Django Reinhardt, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, and Vladimir Tatlin. After him are Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Fritzsche, Ivan Bunin, Eugene O'Neill, Raoul Dufy, and Guccio Gucci.

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In France

Among people born in France, Francis Picabia ranks 476 out of 5,234Before him are Peter the Hermit (1050), Louis Renault (1843), Arthur Honegger (1892), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Jacques Hébert (1757), and Hortense de Beauharnais (1783). After him are Lucien Bonaparte (1775), Étienne de La Boétie (1530), Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728), Christine Lagarde (1956), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), and André Maurois (1885).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Francis Picabia ranks 43Before him are Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Campin (1375), Charles Le Brun (1619), Théodore Rousseau (1812), André Derain (1880), and Robert Delaunay (1885). After him are Frédéric Bazille (1841), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Maurice Utrillo (1883), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), and Niki de Saint Phalle (1930).