Niki de Saint Phalle

1930 - 2002

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Niki de Saint Phalle (French pronunciation: [niki d(ə) sɛ̃ fal]; born Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle; 29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French-American sculptor, painter, filmmaker, and author of colorful hand-illustrated books. Widely noted as one of the few female monumental sculptors, Saint Phalle was also known for her social commitment and work. She had a difficult and traumatic childhood and a much-disrupted education, which she wrote about many decades later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niki de Saint Phalle has received more than 925,622 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Niki de Saint Phalle is the 177th most popular painter (down from 167th in 2019), the 581st most popular biography from France (down from 546th in 2019) and the 51st most popular French Painter.

Niki de Saint Phalle is most famous for her large-scale sculptures and installation art.

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Over the past year Niki de Saint Phalle has had the most page views in the with 182,558 views, followed by German (125,398), and English (97,888). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swedish (113.28%), Franco-Provençal (72.33%), and Estonian (59.25%)


Among painters, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 177 out of 2,023Before her are Maurice Utrillo, Niccolò dell'Abbate, James Ensor, Angelica Kauffman, Hugo van der Goes, and Pinturicchio. After her are Ivan Shishkin, Bernardo Bellotto, Fra Bartolomeo, Anton Raphael Mengs, Han van Meegeren, and Anselm Kiefer.

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Among people born in 1930, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 29Before her are Tu Youyou, Richard Harris, Ion Iliescu, Maximilian Schell, Carlos Menem, and Claude Chabrol. After her are Silvana Mangano, Harold Pinter, Johan Galtung, Immanuel Wallerstein, Hugh Everett III, and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. Among people deceased in 2002, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 19Before her are László Kubala, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Traudl Junge, Chuck Jones, and James Coburn. After her are Ivan Illich, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Fritz Walter, Abu Nidal, and Alexander Prokhorov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 581 out of 6,770Before her are Paul Bocuse (1926), Karl Brandt (1904), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), Luigi Lucheni (1873), and Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383). After her are Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Maurice Jarre (1924), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Henri Barbusse (1873), René Lacoste (1904), and Gérard de Nerval (1808).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 51Before her are Eugène Boudin (1824), Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824), Frédéric Bazille (1841), Théodore Rousseau (1812), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), and Maurice Utrillo (1883). After her are Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Raoul Dufy (1877), Aristide Maillol (1861), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), and Pierre Bonnard (1867).