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. After an early marriage and two children, she began creating art in a naïve, experimental style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niki de Saint Phalle has received more than 696,226 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Niki de Saint Phalle is the 165th most popular painter (down from 155th in 2019), the 539th most popular biography from France (down from 479th in 2019) and the 49th most popular French Painter.

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

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Among painters, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 165 out of 1,428Before her are Fra Bartolomeo, Jacob van Ruisdael, Antonello da Messina, Jacob Jordaens, Alexandre Cabanel, and Giulio Romano. After her are Lucas Cranach the Younger, Eugène Boudin, Gentile Bellini, Henry Fuseli, Gerda Wegener, and Carl Larsson.

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Among people born in 1930, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 31Before her are Tu Youyou, Ion Iliescu, Bernie Ecclestone, Claude Chabrol, Maximilian Schell, and Harold Pinter. After her are Immanuel Wallerstein, Silvana Mangano, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Biljana Plavšić, Gary Becker, and Hugh Everett III. Among people deceased in 2002, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 17Before her are László Kubala, Chuck Jones, Traudl Junge, Vavá, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and James Coburn. After her are Ivan Illich, Rod Steiger, Camilo José Cela, Robert Nozick, James Tobin, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 539 out of 5,234Before her are Mary of Guise (1515), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), William II of England (1056), François Arago (1786), Joseph Black (1728), and Louis Aragon (1897). After her are Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Louis, Prince of Condé (1530), Daniel Auber (1782), Eugène Boudin (1824), Gérard de Nerval (1808), and Brigitte Macron (1953).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Niki de Saint Phalle ranks 49Before her are Francis Picabia (1879), Frédéric Bazille (1841), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Maurice Utrillo (1883), and Alexandre Cabanel (1823). After her are Eugène Boudin (1824), Pierre Bonnard (1867), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Jean Dubuffet (1901), Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), and Suzanne Valadon (1865).