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Frans Masereel

1889 - 1972

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Frans Masereel (31 July 1889 – 3 January 1972) was a Belgian painter and graphic artist who worked mainly in France. He is known especially for his woodcuts which focused on political and social issues, such as war and capitalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frans Masereel has received more than 149,160 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Frans Masereel is the 698th most popular painter (down from 662nd in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 222nd in 2019) and the 45th most popular Belgian Painter.

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Among painters, Frans Masereel ranks 698 out of 1,421Before him are David Roberts, Anton Ažbe, Ludolf Bakhuizen, Emanuel de Witte, Carolus-Duran, and Giovanni Baglione. After him are Jasper Johns, Victor Brauner, Louis-Léopold Boilly, Dong Qichang, Hercules Seghers, and Émile Friant.

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Among people born in 1889, Frans Masereel ranks 74Before him are Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, R. G. Collingwood, Pierre Reverdy, Léon Brillouin, and Pavel Dybenko. After him are Philippe Thys, John B. Kelly Sr., Erhard Raus, Kenwa Mabuni, Reşat Nuri Güntekin, and Emil Brunner. Among people deceased in 1972, Frans Masereel ranks 74Before him are Ettore Bastico, Nikolay Krylov, Clara Campoamor, Frank Knight, Jo Bonnier, and Akim Tamiroff. After him are Aspasia Manos, C. W. Ceram, Violette Leduc, Neilia Hunter Biden, Edgar Snow, and Richard Courant.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Frans Masereel ranks 240 out of 1,019Before him are Antoinette de Mérode (1828), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Rik Van Steenbergen (1924), Désiré-Joseph Mercier (1851), Johannes Ciconia (1370), and Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1728). After him are Philippe Thys (1889), Robert Cailliau (1947), Romelu Lukaku (1993), Henry III, Duke of Brabant (1231), John of Ruusbroec (1293), and Emile Vandervelde (1866).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Frans Masereel ranks 45Before him are Maerten de Vos (1532), Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420), Juan de Flandes (1450), Antoine Wiertz (1806), Frans Floris (1519), and Jan Fyt (1611). After him are Michiel Coxie (1499), Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632), David Teniers the Elder (1582), Joos de Momper (1564), Herri met de Bles (1480), and Hendrick van Balen the Elder (1570).