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 282,723 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Lucio Fontana is the 362nd most popular painter (down from 349th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 37th 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 362 out of 1,428Before him are Félicien Rops, Gino Severini, Salvator Rosa, Stefan Lochner, Ludovico Carracci, and Baldassare Peruzzi. After him are Paula Modersohn-Becker, Erich Heckel, Paul Sérusier, Leonora Carrington, Joseph Kosuth, and Francesco Albani.

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Among people born in 1899, Lucio Fontana ranks 44Before him are Georg von Békésy, Jean Moulin, Lev Kuleshov, Georges Auric, Chang Myon, and Ferhat Abbas. After him are Sobhuza II, Philipp Bouhler, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Charles Boyer, and Henri Michaux. Among people deceased in 1968, Lucio Fontana ranks 37Before him are Giovanni Messe, Ivan Ribar, Alexandre Kojève, Romano Guardini, Josef Harpe, and Hans-Jürgen Stumpff. After him are Arnold Zweig, Tivadar Soros, Alice Guy-Blaché, Vittorio Pozzo, Howard Florey, and Fritz Bauer.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Lucio Fontana ranks 39 out of 900Before him are Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), Reynaldo Bignone (1928), Ernesto Sabato (1911), César Pelli (1926), and Raúl Alfonsín (1927). After him are Lalo Schifrin (1932), Fernando de la Rúa (1937), Juan Manuel de Rosas (1793), Ernesto Laclau (1935), Javier Zanetti (1973), and Roberto Eduardo Viola (1924).

Among PAINTERS In Argentina

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