Joseph Beuys

1921 - 1986

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys ( BOYSS, German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈbɔʏs]; 12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was a German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist as well as a painter, sculptor, medallist, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist, and pedagogue. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy; it culminates in his "extended definition of art" and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role in shaping society and politics. His career was characterized by open public debates on a very wide range of subjects including political, environmental, social and long term cultural trends. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Beuys has received more than 786,553 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular artist.

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Among artists, Joseph Beuys ranks 10 out of 61Before him are Yoko Ono, M. C. Escher, Jean Arp, Jusepe de Ribera, Roy Lichtenstein, and Victor Vasarely. After him are Yves Klein, Hans Holbein the Younger, Hiroshige, El Lissitzky, Luca Signorelli, and Theo van Doesburg.

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Among people born in 1921, Joseph Beuys ranks 13Before him are John Rawls, Suharto, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Yves Montand, Michael I of Romania, and Fawzia Fuad of Egypt. After him are Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Hua Guofeng, Peter Ustinov, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Sophie Scholl, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Among people deceased in 1986, Joseph Beuys ranks 12Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky, Chiune Sugihara, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Mircea Eliade. After him are Jean Genet, Henry Moore, Celâl Bayar, Urho Kekkonen, Cliff Burton, and Albert Szent-Györgyi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joseph Beuys ranks 266 out of 3,763Before him are Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Christian III of Denmark (1503), Wim Wenders (1945), Max Stirner (1806), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), and Max Scheler (1874). After him are Karl May (1842), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Irma Grese (1923), Paul Hindemith (1895), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), and Sepp Dietrich (1892).

Among ARTISTS In Germany

Among artists born in Germany, Joseph Beuys ranks 1After him are Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Kurt Schwitters (1887), Josef Albers (1888), Bernt Notke (1435), Méret Oppenheim (1913), and John Heartfield (1891).