Lucio Fontana

1899 - 1968

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Lucio Fontana (Italian: [ˈluːtʃo fonˈtaːna]; 19 February 1899 – 7 September 1968) was an Argentine-Italian painter, sculptor and theorist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucio Fontana has received more than 375,305 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Lucio Fontana is the 342nd most popular painter (down from 324th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Argentina (down from 32nd in 2019) and the most popular Argentinean Painter.

Lucio Fontana is most famous for his "Concetto Spaziale" series of paintings, which are large, white, irregular shaped canvases with perforations in them.

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Among painters, Lucio Fontana ranks 342 out of 2,023Before him are Claude Joseph Vernet, Hendrik Goltzius, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Palma Vecchio, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, and Giovanni Segantini. After him are John Singer Sargent, Richard Serra, Federico Zuccari, Dosso Dossi, Polygnotus, and William Holman Hunt.

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Among people born in 1899, Lucio Fontana ranks 42Before him are Georg von Békésy, Suzanne Lenglen, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Leo Strauss, Bronislav Kaminski, and Chang Myon. After him are Macfarlane Burnet, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Sobhuza II, James Cagney, Franz Jonas, and Kazi Nazrul Islam. Among people deceased in 1968, Lucio Fontana ranks 36Before him are Kirill Meretskov, Alexandre Kojève, Giovanni Messe, Vittorio Pozzo, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, and Vasily Sokolovsky. After him are Romano Guardini, Arnold Zweig, Charles Chaplin Jr., Josef Harpe, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, and Georgios Papandreou.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Lucio Fontana ranks 42 out of 1,154Before him are Carlos Reutemann (1942), Ernesto Sabato (1911), Luis Monti (1901), Javier Zanetti (1973), Roberto Eduardo Viola (1924), and Fernando de la Rúa (1937). After him are César Pelli (1926), Juan Manuel de Rosas (1793), Carlos Bilardo (1938), Chris de Burgh (1948), Violet Jessop (1887), and Carlos Monzón (1942).

Among PAINTERS In Argentina

Among painters born in Argentina, Lucio Fontana ranks 1After him are Leonor Fini (1907), Tomás Maldonado (1922), and Antonio Berni (1905).