Johannes Itten

1888 - 1967

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Johannes Itten (11 November 1888 – 25 March 1967) was a Swiss expressionist painter, designer, teacher, writer and theorist associated with the Bauhaus (Staatliches Bauhaus) school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Itten has received more than 277,168 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Johannes Itten is the 180th most popular painter (up from 226th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 63rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swiss Painter.

Johannes Itten is most famous for being an early pioneer of the Bauhaus school of art and design.

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Among painters, Johannes Itten ranks 180 out of 1,428Before him are Pinturicchio, Lavinia Fontana, Quentin Matsys, Hilma af Klint, Angelica Kauffman, and Pierre Bonnard. After him are Anton Raphael Mengs, Benozzo Gozzoli, Joshua Reynolds, Utamaro, Dieric Bouts, and Pieter de Hooch.

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Among people born in 1888, Johannes Itten ranks 22Before him are C. V. Raman, T. S. Eliot, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gerrit Rietveld, F. W. Murnau, and Friedrich Fromm. After him are Roland Garros, Alexander Friedmann, Anton Makarenko, Friedrich Olbricht, Eugene O'Neill, and Frits Zernike. Among people deceased in 1967, Johannes Itten ranks 20Before him are André Maurois, Gordon Allport, Zoltán Kodály, Ilya Ehrenburg, John Coltrane, and Felix Yusupov. After him are Casimir Funk, Rodion Malinovsky, Wolfgang Köhler, Richard Kuhn, Jayne Mansfield, and Brian Epstein.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johannes Itten ranks 46 out of 749Before him are Henry Fuseli (1741), Auguste Piccard (1884), Hermann Rorschach (1884), Adelaide of Italy (931), Felix Bloch (1905), and Angelica Kauffman (1741). After him are Aga Khan IV (1936), Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), Joan Gamper (1877), Robert Walser (1878), Carlo Maderno (1556), and Lys Assia (1924).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Johannes Itten ranks 5Before him are Paul Klee (1879), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Henry Fuseli (1741), and Angelica Kauffman (1741). After him are Ferdinand Hodler (1853), H. R. Giger (1940), Félix Vallotton (1865), Bernardino Luini (1475), Matthäus Merian (1593), Albert Anker (1831), and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889).