Nam June Paik

1932 - 2006

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Nam June Paik (Korean: 백남준; July 20, 1932 – January 29, 2006) was a Korean American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the founder of video art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nam June Paik has received more than 702,478 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Nam June Paik is the 130th most popular musician (up from 174th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 32nd in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Musician.

Nam June Paik is most famous for his video art. He was one of the first people to use television as a medium for art.

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  • 700k

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  • 72.21

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Nam June Paik ranks 130 out of 2,675Before him are Pete Best, Arnaut Daniel, Ray Manzarek, Chris Slade, Malcolm Young, and Jascha Heifetz. After him are Lady Gaga, Nadia Boulanger, Jerry Lee Lewis, Manu Dibango, Ice-T, and Itzhak Perlman.

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Among people born in 1932, Nam June Paik ranks 46Before him are Stephen Covey, John Searle, Adolfo Suárez, Zito, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and Francis Lai. After him are Robert Vaughn, Houari Boumédiène, Sirikit, Pat Morita, Stéphane Audran, and Vladimir Ivashko. Among people deceased in 2006, Nam June Paik ranks 28Before him are Giacinto Facchetti, Clay Regazzoni, Ibrahim Rugova, Robert Altman, Choi Kyu-hah, and John Kenneth Galbraith. After him are Johannes Rau, Lennart Meri, Muriel Spark, Jack Palance, Steve Irwin, and Telmo Zarra.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Nam June Paik ranks 42 out of 774Before him are Hyojong of Joseon (1619), Lee Byung-chul (1910), Jang-geum (1550), Choi Kyu-hah (1919), Munjong of Joseon (1414), and Myeongjong of Joseon (1534). After him are Injong of Joseon (1515), Sin Saimdang (1504), Cheoljong of Joseon (1831), Crown Prince Sado (1735), Seongjong of Goryeo (960), and Gyeongjong of Goryeo (955).

Among MUSICIANS In South Korea

Among musicians born in South Korea, Nam June Paik ranks 1After him are Lee Soo-man (1952), Yiruma (1978), Myung-whun Chung (1953), Suga (1993), Yang Hyun-suk (1970), Zico (1992), Jung Yong-hwa (1989), Eun Ji-won (1978), Kang Min-hyuk (1991), Lee Jong-hyun (1990), and Seong-Jin Cho (1994).