Naum Gabo

1890 - 1977

Naum Gabo

Naum Gabo, born Naum Neemia Pevsner (5 August [O.S. 24 July] 1890 – 23 August 1977) (Hebrew: נחום נחמיה פבזנר), was an influential sculptor, theorist, and key figure in Russia's post-Revolution avant-garde and the subsequent development of twentieth-century sculpture. His work combined geometric abstraction with a dynamic organization of form in small reliefs and constructions, monumental public sculpture and pioneering kinetic works that assimilated new materials such as nylon, wire, lucite and semi-transparent materials, glass and metal. Responding to the scientific and political revolutions of his age, Gabo led an eventful and peripatetic life, moving to Berlin, Paris, Oslo, Moscow, London, and finally the United States, and within the circles of the major avant-garde movements of the day, including Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, the Bauhaus, de Stijl and the Abstraction-Création group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naum Gabo has received more than 173,826 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 45th most popular sculptor.

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Among sculptors, Naum Gabo ranks 45 out of 163Before him are Andrea della Robbia, Claes Oldenburg, François Rude, Eduardo Chillida, Wäinö Aaltonen, and César Manrique. After him are Tilman Riemenschneider, Chares of Lindos, Adriaen de Vries, Bernardo Rossellino, Rosa Bonheur, and Vera Mukhina.

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Among people born in 1890, Naum Gabo ranks 45Before him are Hans-Valentin Hube, Jacques Ibert, Elsa Schiaparelli, Beniamino Gigli, Jaroslav Heyrovský, and Habibullāh Kalakāni. After him are Moša Pijade, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Rose Kennedy, Kurt Tucholsky, Vannevar Bush, and Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern. Among people deceased in 1977, Naum Gabo ranks 38Before him are Sergey Ilyushin, Ali Shariati, Olave Baden-Powell, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, and John Dickson Carr. After him are Abdel Halim Hafez, Steve Biko, Shogo Kamo, Modibo Keïta, John Edensor Littlewood, and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma.

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Among people born in Russia, Naum Gabo ranks 368 out of 2,050Before him are Léon Theremin (1896), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Sergius of Radonezh (1314), Pavlik Morozov (1918), Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848), and Nikita Mikhalkov (1945). After him are Oleg Penkovsky (1919), Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784), Andre Geim (1958), Nikolay Shvernik (1888), Mikhail Vrubel (1856), and Princess Louise of Prussia (1808).