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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 484,241 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. James Ensor is the 161st most popular painter (down from 144th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 46th in 2019) and the 10th 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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Among painters, James Ensor ranks 161 out of 1,421Before him are Antonello da Messina, Maurice Utrillo, Frédéric Bazille, Jacob Jordaens, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Eugène Boudin. After him are Giulio Romano, Johannes Itten, Han van Meegeren, Édouard-Henri Avril, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Maurice de Vlaminck.

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Among people born in 1860, James Ensor ranks 13Before him are Eduard Buchner, Raymond Poincaré, Willem Einthoven, Isaac Albéniz, Herman Hollerith, and William Jennings Bryan. After him are Niels Ryberg Finsen, J. M. Barrie, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Jane Addams, Anders Zorn, and Paul Gottlieb Nipkow. Among people deceased in 1949, James Ensor ranks 10Before him are George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, Hassan al-Banna, and Charles Ponzi. After him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Friedrich Bergius, Elton Mayo, August Krogh, Victor Fleming, and Axel Munthe.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, James Ensor ranks 63 out of 1,019Before him are Hugo van der Goes (1440), Pepin of Landen (585), Julio Cortázar (1914), Agnès Varda (1928), Jacob Jordaens (1593), and John of Gaunt (1340). After him are Philippe of Belgium (1960), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Father Damien (1840), Petrus Christus (1410), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), and Maxime Weygand (1867).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, James Ensor ranks 10Before him are Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Hugo van der Goes (1440), and Jacob Jordaens (1593). After him are Petrus Christus (1410), Quentin Matsys (1466), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Pieter Claesz (1596), and Philippe de Champaigne (1602).