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Hilma af Klint

1862 - 1944

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Hilma af Klint (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɪ̂lːma ˈɑːv ˈklɪnːt]; 26 October 1862 – 21 October 1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings are considered among the first abstract works known in Western art history. A considerable body of her work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian. She belonged to a group called "The Five", comprising a circle of women inspired by Theosophy, who shared a belief in the importance of trying to contact the so-called "High Masters"—often by way of séances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hilma af Klint has received more than 967,619 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Hilma af Klint is the 245th most popular painter (down from 177th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 66th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Painter.

Hilma af Klint is most famous for her abstract paintings and drawings. She was a Swedish artist who was a pioneer of abstract art.

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Hilma af Klint ranks 245 out of 1,421Before her are Pietro Lorenzetti, Chaim Soutine, Gerard David, Hans von Aachen, Willem de Kooning, and Jean-Baptiste Greuze. After her are Sebastiano del Piombo, Kees van Dongen, Francesco Guardi, Rosso Fiorentino, Gentile da Fabriano, and Francesco Hayez.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1862, Hilma af Klint ranks 17Before her are Aristide Briand, Victoria of Baden, Pyotr Stolypin, Niko Pirosmani, Joseph Merrick, and J. Bruce Ismay. After her are Louis Barthou, Helene Schjerfbeck, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Nikolai Yudenich, Henri Pirenne, and Emilio Salgari. Among people deceased in 1944, Hilma af Klint ranks 41Before her are Wang Jingwei, Arthur Eddington, Antanas Smetona, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Werner von Haeften, and Gustav Bauer. After her are Giovanni Gentile, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Emilio De Bono, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Max Jacob, and Friedrich Dollmann.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Hilma af Klint ranks 97 out of 1,612Before her are Ermanaric (400), Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Munthe (1857), Birger Jarl (1210), Anund Jacob (1008), and Hannes Alfvén (1908). After her are Olaus Magnus (1490), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Bertil Ohlin (1899), Arvid Carlsson (1923), Peter Stormare (1953), and Roy Andersson (1943).

Among PAINTERS In Sweden

Among painters born in Sweden, Hilma af Klint ranks 2Before her are Carl Larsson (1853). After her are John Bauer (1882), Alexander Roslin (1718), Odd Nerdrum (1944), Eugène Jansson (1862), Richard Bergh (1858), Amalia Lindegren (1814), Ernst Josephson (1851), Mårten Eskil Winge (1825), Eva Bonnier (1857), and Sigrid Hjertén (1885).