Niko Pirosmani

1862 - 1918

Photo of Niko Pirosmani

Icon of person Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი), simply referred to as Nikala (ნიკალა) (1862–1918), was a Georgian naïve 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 167,043 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Niko Pirosmani is the 216th most popular painter (down from 183rd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Georgia (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Georgian Painter.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 170k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Niko Pirosmanis by language


Among painters, Niko Pirosmani ranks 216 out of 1,428Before him are Andrea del Castagno, Agostino Carracci, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Ferdinand Hodler, Rosso Fiorentino, and Charles-François Daubigny. After him are Antonio del Pollaiolo, Lucas van Leyden, Maud Lewis, Paul Delvaux, Han van Meegeren, and Pieter Claesz.

Most Popular Painters in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1862, Niko Pirosmani ranks 17Before him are William Henry Bragg, Allvar Gullstrand, Hilma af Klint, J. Bruce Ismay, Pyotr Stolypin, and Victoria of Baden. After him are Emilio Salgari, Henri Pirenne, Louis Barthou, Loie Fuller, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Mori Ōgai. Among people deceased in 1918, Niko Pirosmani ranks 30Before him are Lavr Kornilov, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Roland Garros, Fanny Kaplan, Edmond Rostand, and Ferdinand Hodler. After him are Frank Wedekind, Arrigo Boito, Hermann Cohen, Frederick Trump, Paul Vidal de La Blache, and Aleksandr Lyapunov.

Others Born in 1862

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1918

Go to all Rankings

In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Niko Pirosmani ranks 14 out of 292Before him are Tamar of Georgia (1166), Tigran Petrosian (1929), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), Sergei Parajanov (1924), and David IV of Georgia (1073). After him are Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sayat-Nova (1712), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Giya Kancheli (1935), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), and Sergei Witte (1849).

Among PAINTERS In Georgia

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