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Giorgio de Chirico

1888 - 1978

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Giuseppe Maria Alberto Giorgio de Chirico ( KIRR-ik-oh, Italian: [ˈdʒordʒo deˈkiːriko]; 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 1,090,246 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Giorgio de Chirico is the 111th most popular painter, the 84th most popular biography from Greece (down from 75th 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 111 out of 1,421Before him are Guido Reni, Yayoi Kusama, Tamara de Lempicka, Ivan Aivazovsky, Simone Martini, and Antonio da Correggio. After him are Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Mary Cassatt, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Gustave Moreau, and Umberto Boccioni.

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Among people born in 1888, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 8Before him are Fernando Pessoa, T. E. Lawrence, Dale Carnegie, John Logie Baird, José Raúl Capablanca, and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. After him are Otto Stern, Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Nestor Makhno, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and Raymond Chandler. Among people deceased in 1978, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 9Before him are Golda Meir, Aram Khachaturian, Kurt Gödel, Aldo Moro, Jacques Brel, and Santiago Bernabéu Yeste. After him are Adolf Dassler, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Ramón Mercader, Margaret Mead, Manne Siegbahn, and Anastas Mikoyan.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 84 out of 936Before him are Paul of Greece (1901), Pope Dionysius (200), Hippias (-443), Galla Placidia (388), Hephaestion (-356), and Archilochus (-680). After him are Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882), Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Aristides (-550), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Pheidippides (-600), and Lysimachus (-361).

Among PAINTERS In Greece

Among painters born in Greece, Giorgio de Chirico ranks 2Before him are El Greco (1541). After him are Jannis Kounellis (1936), Agatharchus (-500), Apollodorus (-500), Nikolaos Gyzis (1842), Euphranor (-301), Amasis Painter (-550), Nikiforos Lytras (1832), Yannis Tsarouchis (1910), and Thalia Flora-Karavia (1871).