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 395,366 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). James Ensor is the 144th most popular painter (down from 142nd in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 48th in 2019) and the 8th 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 144 out of 1,428Before him are Theo van Gogh, Charles Le Brun, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Mary Cassatt, Umberto Boccioni, and Théodore Rousseau. After him are André Derain, Robert Delaunay, Pontormo, Filippino Lippi, Francis Picabia, and Fernando Botero.

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Among people born in 1860, James Ensor ranks 14Before him are Kanō Jigorō, Raymond Poincaré, J. M. Barrie, William Jennings Bryan, Herman Hollerith, and Willem Einthoven. After him are Anders Zorn, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Hugo Wolf, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, and Princess Charlotte of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1949, James Ensor ranks 8Before him are Richard Strauss, Sigrid Undset, George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, and Margaret Mitchell. After him are Charles Ponzi, Hassan al-Banna, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Kim Jong-suk, Victor Fleming, and Elton Mayo.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, James Ensor ranks 46 out of 899Before him are Pepin of Herstal (635), Henry van de Velde (1863), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Abraham Ortelius (1527), and Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568). After him are Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), Isabella of Austria (1501), and Agnès Varda (1928).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, James Ensor ranks 8Before him are René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), and Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568). After him are Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Quentin Matsys (1466), Paul Delvaux (1897), and Pieter Claesz (1596).