Georg Baselitz

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Georg Baselitz (born 23 January 1938) is a German painter, sculptor and graphic artist. In the 1960s he became well known for his figurative, expressive paintings. In 1969 he began painting his subjects upside down in an effort to overcome the representational, content-driven character of his earlier work and stress the artifice of painting. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Baselitz has received more than 260,644 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Georg Baselitz is the 536th most popular painter (down from 455th in 2019), the 1,464th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,155th in 2019) and the 50th most popular German Painter.

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Among painters, Georg Baselitz ranks 536 out of 1,428Before him are Pierre Auguste Cot, Peter von Cornelius, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Paloma Picasso, Jan Toorop, and Sharaku. After him are Vlaho Bukovac, Richard Serra, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Moïse Kisling, Paris Bordone, and Hans Holbein the Elder.

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Among people born in 1938, Georg Baselitz ranks 97Before him are McCoy Tyner, Connie Francis, Marcello Gandini, Robert Smithson, Phil Knight, and Astrid Kirchherr. After him are Tereza Kesovija, Roland Topor, Giuliano Amato, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Benjamin Mkapa, and Josef Koudelka.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Baselitz ranks 1,464 out of 5,289Before him are Manuel Neuer (1986), Leonhart Fuchs (1501), John Polanyi (1929), Jakob Wassermann (1873), Astrid Kirchherr (1938), and Rudolf Caracciola (1901). After him are Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia (1716), Michael Fassbender (1977), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1907), Hans Holbein the Elder (1465), and Conrad, Margrave of Meissen (1097).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Georg Baselitz ranks 50Before him are Joos van Cleve (1485), Joseph Karl Stieler (1781), Michael Wolgemut (1434), Hannah Höch (1889), Heinz Linge (1913), and Peter von Cornelius (1784). After him are Hans Holbein the Elder (1465), Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751), Heinrich Füger (1751), Hans Richter (1888), Wols (1913), and Oswald Achenbach (1827).