Maurice Denis

1870 - 1943

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Maurice Denis (French: [dəni]; 25 November 1870 – 13 November 1943) was a French painter, decorative artist and writer, who was an important figure in the transitional period between impressionism and modern art. He was associated with Les Nabis then the Symbolist movement, and then with a return to neo-classicism. His theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Denis has received more than 194,684 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Maurice Denis is the 739th most popular writer (up from 831st in 2019), the 844th most popular biography from France (up from 937th in 2019) and the 123rd most popular French Writer.

Maurice Denis was a French painter, who is most famous for his paintings of flowers.

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Among writers, Maurice Denis ranks 739 out of 5,794Before him are Clarice Lispector, John Jacob Astor IV, Yanka Kupala, Muriel Spark, Hans Fallada, and Nikolai Ostrovsky. After him are Theodore the Studite, Viktor Shklovsky, Hugo Ball, Ali Shariati, Mahmoud Darwish, and Joseph Campbell.

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Among people born in 1870, Maurice Denis ranks 19Before him are Lavr Kornilov, Ivan Bunin, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Karl Renner, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. After him are Gustav Bauer, Josef Hoffmann, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Pierre Louÿs, Clara Immerwahr, and D. T. Suzuki. Among people deceased in 1943, Maurice Denis ranks 24Before him are Chaim Soutine, Luz Long, Alexandre Millerand, Max Wertheimer, Władysław Sikorski, and Gustav Vigeland. After him are Leslie Howard, Oskar Schlemmer, Lydia Litvyak, Etty Hillesum, Julius Fučík, and Max Reinhardt.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Denis ranks 844 out of 5,234Before him are Marina Vlady (1938), Charles Garnier (1825), Guntram (532), Renée of France (1510), Paul Reynaud (1878), and Fredegund (545). After him are David Guetta (1967), Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (1162), Jacques Pierre Brissot (1754), Jérôme Lalande (1732), Ariovistus (-101), and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Maurice Denis ranks 123Before him are Madame Roland (1754), Pierre Boulle (1912), Maurice Druon (1918), Alfred de Vigny (1797), Max Jacob (1876), and Jean de La Bruyère (1645). After him are Philippe Ariès (1914), Antoine Galland (1646), Georges Bernanos (1888), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), and Heinrich Kramer (1430).