James Ensor

1860 - 1949

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James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor (13 April 1860 – 19 November 1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for most of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Ensor has received more than 584,021 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). James Ensor is the 173rd most popular painter (down from 162nd in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 63rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Belgian Painter.

James Ensor is most famous for his paintings that are often grotesque and unsettling. He was a Belgian artist who was born in 1860 and died in 1949.

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Over the past year James Ensor has had the most page views in the with 104,364 views, followed by Dutch (68,042), and French (38,416). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Dutch (112.62%), Ido (84.47%), and Belarusian (68.79%)


Among painters, James Ensor ranks 173 out of 2,023Before him are William Hogarth, Chaim Soutine, Niko Pirosmani, Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Utrillo, and Niccolò dell'Abbate. After him are Angelica Kauffman, Hugo van der Goes, Pinturicchio, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ivan Shishkin, and Bernardo Bellotto.

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Among people born in 1860, James Ensor ranks 15Before him are Raymond Poincaré, Anders Zorn, Willem Einthoven, William Jennings Bryan, Isaac Albéniz, and Herman Hollerith. After him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, J. M. Barrie, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Ernest Thompson Seton. Among people deceased in 1949, James Ensor ranks 10Before him are Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, Hassan al-Banna, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, and Friedrich Bergius. After him are Charles Ponzi, Klaus Mann, Kim Jong-suk, August Krogh, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, and Elton Mayo.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, James Ensor ranks 60 out of 1,190Before him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Pepin of Landen (585), Django Reinhardt (1910), Jacob Jordaens (1593), François Englert (1932), and Léon Degrelle (1906). After him are Hugo van der Goes (1440), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Maxime Weygand (1867), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), and Herman Van Rompuy (1947).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, James Ensor ranks 9Before him are Anthony van Dyck (1599), Frans Hals (1582), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), and Jacob Jordaens (1593). After him are Hugo van der Goes (1440), Quentin Matsys (1466), Paul Delvaux (1897), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), and Joachim Patinir (1480).