Odilon Redon

1840 - 1916

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Odilon Redon (born Bertrand Redon; French: [ɔdilɔ̃ ʁədɔ̃]; 20 April 1840 – 6 July 1916) was a French Symbolist artist. Early in his career, both before and after fighting in the Franco-Prussian War, Redon worked almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography, works known as his noirs. He gained recognition after his drawings were mentioned in the 1884 novel À rebours (Against Nature) by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Odilon Redon has received more than 861,151 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Odilon Redon is the 137th most popular painter (down from 130th in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from France (down from 382nd in 2019) and the 39th most popular French Painter.

Odilon Redon is most famous for his paintings of flowers, which are often seen as symbolizing the fragility of life.

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Among painters, Odilon Redon ranks 137 out of 2,023Before him are Jan Steen, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Fernand Léger, Hans von Aachen, and Jean Dubuffet. After him are Antonello da Messina, Lavinia Fontana, Robert Campin, Robert Delaunay, Tamara de Lempicka, and Pontormo.

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Among people born in 1840, Odilon Redon ranks 9Before him are Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Crazy Horse, Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, and Alphonse Daudet. After him are Edward Drinker Cope, Carl Menger, Ernst Abbe, Carlota of Mexico, John Boyd Dunlop, and August Bebel. Among people deceased in 1916, Odilon Redon ranks 11Before him are Yuan Shikai, Henryk Sienkiewicz, William Ramsay, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Élie Metchnikoff, and Franz Marc. After him are Umberto Boccioni, Richard Dedekind, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Charles de Foucauld, and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger.

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In France

Among people born in France, Odilon Redon ranks 431 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre Gassendi (1592), Giambologna (1529), Eugène François Vidocq (1775), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Alfred Binet (1857), and Jean Dubuffet (1901). After him are André Le Nôtre (1613), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jean Monnet (1888), Henri Moissan (1852), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), and Robert Campin (1375).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Odilon Redon ranks 39Before him are Georges de La Tour (1593), Gustave Moreau (1826), Jean Fouquet (1420), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Fernand Léger (1881), and Jean Dubuffet (1901). After him are Robert Campin (1375), Robert Delaunay (1885), Charles Le Brun (1619), Suzanne Valadon (1865), André Derain (1880), and Eugène Boudin (1824).