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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 412,101 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Johannes Itten is the 163rd most popular painter (up from 180th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 46th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 163 out of 1,421Before him are Frédéric Bazille, Jacob Jordaens, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eugène Boudin, James Ensor, and Giulio Romano. After him are Han van Meegeren, Édouard-Henri Avril, Niki de Saint Phalle, Maurice de Vlaminck, Gerhard Richter, and Carl Larsson.

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Among people born in 1888, Johannes Itten ranks 20Before him are Raymond Chandler, Jean Monnet, Friedrich Fromm, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Friedrich Olbricht, and C. V. Raman. After him are Roland Garros, F. W. Murnau, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Alexander Friedmann, Herbert Spencer Gasser, and T. S. Eliot. Among people deceased in 1967, Johannes Itten ranks 19Before him are Jack Ruby, Felix Yusupov, André Maurois, Zoltán Kodály, Gordon Allport, and Ilya Ehrenburg. After him are John Coltrane, Rodion Malinovsky, Richard Kuhn, Françoise Dorléac, Wolfgang Köhler, and Hermann Joseph Muller.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johannes Itten ranks 36 out of 876Before him are Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Jacques Necker (1732), Jacob Bernoulli (1654), Adelaide of Italy (931), and Karl Barth (1886). After him are Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Auguste Piccard (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Benjamin Constant (1767), and Henry Fuseli (1741).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Johannes Itten ranks 3Before him are Paul Klee (1879) and Arnold Böcklin (1827). After him are Henry Fuseli (1741), Angelica Kauffman (1741), H. R. Giger (1940), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Félix Vallotton (1865), Bernardino Luini (1475), Albert Anker (1831), Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), and Matthäus Merian (1593).