Jean Dubuffet

1901 - 1985

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Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor of the Ecole de Paris (School of Paris). His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so-called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making. He is perhaps best known for founding the art movement art brut, and for the collection of works—Collection de l'art brut—that this movement spawned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Dubuffet has received more than 565,259 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 64 in 2019). Jean Dubuffet is the 136th most popular painter (up from 145th in 2019), the 430th most popular biography from France (up from 464th in 2019) and the 38th most popular French Painter.

Jean Dubuffet was an artist who is most famous for his paintings and sculptures. He was born in 1901 in Le Havre, France. He was the son of a wine merchant and was educated in Paris. He was a member of the French Resistance during World War II. His work is often classified as Outsider Art.

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Over the past year Jean Dubuffet has had the most page views in the with 56,844 views, followed by French (45,442), and Russian (19,918). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hawaiian (201.16%), Haitian (127.16%), and Picard (97.95%)


Among painters, Jean Dubuffet ranks 136 out of 2,023Before him are Jean Fouquet, Jan Steen, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Fernand Léger, and Hans von Aachen. After him are Odilon Redon, Antonello da Messina, Lavinia Fontana, Robert Campin, Robert Delaunay, and Tamara de Lempicka.

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Among people born in 1901, Jean Dubuffet ranks 26Before him are Ernest Lawrence, Gary Cooper, Vittorio De Sica, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, André Malraux, and Mohamed Naguib. After him are Joaquín Rodrigo, Simon Kuznets, Max Euwe, Salvatore Quasimodo, Ricardo Zamora, and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej. Among people deceased in 1985, Jean Dubuffet ranks 12Before him are Italo Calvino, Carl Schmitt, Simone Signoret, Fernand Braudel, Orson Welles, and László Bíró. After him are Rock Hudson, Simon Kuznets, Charles Francis Richter, Dian Fossey, Lon Nol, and Philip Larkin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Dubuffet ranks 430 out of 6,770Before him are Pauline Bonaparte (1780), Pierre Gassendi (1592), Giambologna (1529), Eugène François Vidocq (1775), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), and Alfred Binet (1857). After him are Odilon Redon (1840), André Le Nôtre (1613), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jean Monnet (1888), Henri Moissan (1852), and Urbain Le Verrier (1811).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Jean Dubuffet ranks 38Before him are Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659), Georges de La Tour (1593), Gustave Moreau (1826), Jean Fouquet (1420), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), and Fernand Léger (1881). After him are Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Campin (1375), Robert Delaunay (1885), Charles Le Brun (1619), Suzanne Valadon (1865), and André Derain (1880).