Hans Erni

1909 - 2015

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Hans Erni (February 21, 1909 – March 21, 2015) was a Swiss graphic designer, painter, illustrator, engraver and sculptor. Born in Lucerne, the third of eight siblings, to a cabin cruiser engineer, he studied art at the Académie Julian in Paris and later in Berlin, and admired artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.He is known for having illustrated postage stamps, his lithographs for the Swiss Red Cross, his participation on the Olympic Committee as well as his activism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Erni has received more than 45,896 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Erni is the 1,010th most popular painter (down from 924th in 2019), the 265th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 232nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Swiss Painter.

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Among painters, Hans Erni ranks 1,010 out of 1,428Before him are Giovanni Fattori, Olga Boznańska, Raden Saleh, Salomon Gessner, Félix Ziem, and Gillis van Coninxloo. After him are Antonio López García, Pieter de Molijn, Félix Bracquemond, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Abram Arkhipov, and Louise Moillon.

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Among people born in 1909, Hans Erni ranks 139Before him are Milena Pavlović-Barili, Sylvère Maes, Guillermo Gorostiza, Héctor José Cámpora, Géza Toldi, and Miklós Radnóti. After him are John Haigh, Margaret Sullavan, W. Montgomery Watt, Kató Lomb, Gene Krupa, and Riccardo Freda. Among people deceased in 2015, Hans Erni ranks 148Before him are Kemal Monteno, Joshua Fishman, Wim Ruska, Edgar Froese, Chea Sim, and Movita Castaneda. After him are Harald Nielsen, Søren Kam, Sergio Sollima, Egon Bahr, Valentin Rasputin, and Chris Squire.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Hans Erni ranks 265 out of 749Before him are Lisa Della Casa (1919), Didier Burkhalter (1960), Carl Lutz (1895), Claude Nicollier (1944), Salomon Gessner (1730), and Werner Bischof (1916). After him are Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), Abraham Trembley (1710), Emer de Vattel (1714), and Didier Queloz (1966).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Hans Erni ranks 24Before him are Giovanni Giacometti (1868), Eugène Grasset (1845), Antonio Ciseri (1821), Adolf Wölfli (1864), Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767), and Salomon Gessner (1730). After him are Alexandre Calame (1810), Bertha Wegmann (1847), Pipilotti Rist (1962), and Elizabeth Thompson (1846).