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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 815,998 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Nam June Paik is the 172nd most popular musician (down from 130th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 42nd 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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  • 820k

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  • 62.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Nam June Paik ranks 172 out of 2,662Before him are Björk, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Eno, Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, and Joni Mitchell. After him are Gilberto Gil, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Keith Jarrett, Wilhelm Kempff, Giya Kancheli, and Chris Isaak.

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Among people born in 1932, Nam June Paik ranks 56Before him are Stephen Covey, Sirikit, Robert Vaughn, Francis Lai, Zito, and V. S. Naipaul. After him are Harriet Andersson, Algirdas Brazauskas, Melvin Schwartz, John Updike, Anatoliy Solovianenko, and Nagisa Oshima. Among people deceased in 2006, Nam June Paik ranks 40Before him are Jack Palance, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Muriel Spark, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Shelley Winters, and Bülent Ecevit. After him are Melvin Schwartz, Alida Valli, Telmo Zarra, P. W. Botha, Robert Bruce Merrifield, and Zoia Ceaușescu.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Nam June Paik ranks 53 out of 944Before him are Lee Kun-hee (1942), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Pak Hon-yong (1900), Heungseon Daewongun (1820), Yi I (1536), and Kim Ki-duk (1960). After him are Yun Chi-ho (1864), Choe Yeong (1316), Chang Myon (1899), Toyo Ito (1941), Jeong Dojeon (1342), and Heo Jun (1546).

Among MUSICIANS In South Korea

Among musicians born in South Korea, Nam June Paik ranks 1After him are Lee Soo-man (1952), Myung-whun Chung (1953), Kyung Wha Chung (1948), Yiruma (1978), Suga (1993), Bang Si-hyuk (1972), Yang Hyun-suk (1970), Unsuk Chin (1961), Bang Chan (1997), Jung Yong-hwa (1989), and Eun Ji-won (1978).