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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 64,442 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Erni is the 1,179th most popular painter (down from 1,009th in 2019), the 321st most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 265th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Swiss Painter.

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Among painters, Hans Erni ranks 1,179 out of 1,421Before him are Jeff Wall, Alberto Burri, Giacomo Ceruti, Giovanni Santi, Michiel Sweerts, and Iaia. After him are Boris Yefimov, Mikoláš Aleš, Paul Ranson, Lady Sarah Chatto, Hiroshi Yoshida, and Peter von Hess.

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Among people born in 1909, Hans Erni ranks 166Before him are Gabrielle Roy, Ivan Bek, Léo Malet, Jim Davis, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, and Margaret Sullavan. After him are Valentina Grizodubova, Aruna Asaf Ali, Durgabai Deshmukh, Sattar Bahlulzade, Riccardo Freda, and Aboul-Qacem Echebbi. Among people deceased in 2015, Hans Erni ranks 169Before him are Richard Anthony, Giovanni Canestri, Gunnar Hansen, Hyon Yong-chol, Esther Brand, and Gerald Götting. After him are Johanna Quandt, Elizabeth Wilson, John Henry Holland, Roberto M. Levingston, Xu Caihou, and Mike Porcaro.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Hans Erni ranks 321 out of 876Before him are Gustave Ador (1845), Felix Manz (1498), François Le Fort (1656), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), Kurt Koch (1950), and Heinrich Sutermeister (1910). After him are Luigi Taveri (1929), Albert Heim (1849), Werner Bischof (1916), Murat Yakin (1974), Erhard Loretan (1959), and Jean Reynier (1771).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Hans Erni ranks 27Before him are Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767), Bertha Wegmann (1847), Antonio Ciseri (1821), Aloïse Corbaz (1886), Salomon Gessner (1730), and Alexandre Calame (1810). After him are Karl Bodmer (1809), Pipilotti Rist (1962), Elizabeth Thompson (1846), and Milo Moiré (1986).