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Niko Pirosmani

1862 - 1918

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Nikoláy Aslánovich Pirosmanashvíli (Georgian: ნიკოლოზ ფიროსმანაშვილი) or Niko Pirosmani (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი), simply referred to as Nikala (ნიკალა Nik’ala; 1862–1918), was a Georgian painter who posthumously rose to prominence. Relatively poor for most of his life, he worked a variety of ordinary jobs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niko Pirosmani has received more than 242,772 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Niko Pirosmani is the 196th most popular painter (up from 216th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Georgian Painter.

Niko Pirosmani is most famous for his virtuosic technique on the violin.

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Among painters, Niko Pirosmani ranks 196 out of 1,421Before him are Benozzo Gozzoli, Quentin Matsys, Antoine-Jean Gros, Ivan Shishkin, Dieric Bouts, and Pisanello. After him are Anton Raphael Mengs, Hans Baldung, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Zeuxis, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Andrea del Castagno.

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Among people born in 1862, Niko Pirosmani ranks 14Before him are O. Henry, William Henry Bragg, Allvar Gullstrand, Aristide Briand, Victoria of Baden, and Pyotr Stolypin. After him are Joseph Merrick, J. Bruce Ismay, Hilma af Klint, Louis Barthou, Helene Schjerfbeck, and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Among people deceased in 1918, Niko Pirosmani ranks 27Before him are Louis Renault, Georgi Plekhanov, Roland Garros, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, César Cui, and Lavr Kornilov. After him are Ferdinand Hodler, Fanny Kaplan, Edmond Rostand, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Frederick Trump, and Ernesto Teodoro Moneta.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Niko Pirosmani ranks 17 out of 342Before him are Pyotr Bagration (1765), Tigran Petrosian (1929), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), and Sergei Parajanov (1924). After him are Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Sayat-Nova (1712), and Herbert Backe (1896).

Among PAINTERS In Georgia

Among painters born in Georgia, Niko Pirosmani ranks 1After him are Zurab Tsereteli (1934), Tamar Abakelia (1905), and Arpenik Nalbandyan (1916).