Giorgio de Chirico

1888 - 1978

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Giuseppe Maria Alberto Giorgio de Chirico ( KIRR-ik-oh, Italian: [ˈdʒordʒo de ˈkiːriko]; 10 July 1888 – 20 November 1978) was an Italian artist and writer born in Greece. In the years before World War I, he founded the scuola metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. His best-known works often feature Roman arcades, long shadows, mannequins, trains, and illogical perspective. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giorgio de Chirico has received more than 1,253,537 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Giorgio de Chirico is the 116th most popular painter (down from 112th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Greece (down from 84th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Painter.

Giorgio de Chirico is most famous for his paintings of urban scenes, which are characterized by their dreamlike qualities.

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Among painters, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 116 out of 2,023Before him are Georges de La Tour, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Ivan Aivazovsky, Annibale Carracci, Simone Martini, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. After him are Juan Gris, Fernando Botero, Yayoi Kusama, Apelles, Arnold Böcklin, and Andrea del Sarto.

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Among people born in 1888, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 11Before him are José Raúl Capablanca, Otto Stern, Nikolai Bukharin, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and Carl Schmitt. After him are Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Nestor Makhno, Jean Monnet, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Raymond Chandler, and John Logie Baird. Among people deceased in 1978, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 9Before him are Pope Paul VI, Aram Khachaturian, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Kurt Gödel, Aldo Moro, and Jacques Brel. After him are Manne Siegbahn, Adolf Dassler, Umberto Nobile, Ramón Mercader, Anastas Mikoyan, and Ricardo Zamora.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 87 out of 1,024Before him are Paul of Greece (1901), Hephaestion (-356), Mahfiruz Hatun (1590), Hippias (-443), Irene Papas (1929), and Galla Placidia (388). After him are Creon (null), Archilochus (-680), Cimon (-510), Lysimachus (-361), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), and Dionysius the Areopagite (100).

Among PAINTERS In Greece

Among painters born in Greece, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 2Before him are El Greco (1541). After him are Nikolaos Gyzis (1842), Jannis Kounellis (1936), Agatharchus (-500), Achilles Painter (-470), Apollodorus (-500), Douris (-600), Timarete (-420), Pamphilus (-390), Euphranor (-301), and Nikiforos Lytras (1832).