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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 824,931 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Odilon Redon is the 129th most popular painter (up from 136th in 2019), the 382nd most popular biography from France (up from 403rd in 2019) and the 35th 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 129 out of 1,421Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Parmigianino, Juan Gris, and Albrecht Altdorfer. After him are John Constable, Franz Marc, Francis Bacon, Robert Delaunay, Jan Brueghel the Elder, and Man Ray.

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Among people born in 1840, Odilon Redon ranks 7Before him are Claude Monet, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Émile Zola, Victoria, Princess Royal, and Murad V. After him are Carlota of Mexico, Alphonse Daudet, Carl Menger, Ernst Abbe, John Boyd Dunlop, and Edward Drinker Cope. Among people deceased in 1916, Odilon Redon ranks 10Before him are Ernst Mach, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Yuan Shikai, Umberto Boccioni, Élie Metchnikoff, and Klas Pontus Arnoldson. After him are Franz Marc, William Ramsay, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Richard Dedekind, and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger.

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In France

Among people born in France, Odilon Redon ranks 382 out of 6,011Before him are André Malraux (1901), Pytheas (-380), Marc Bloch (1886), Pierre Beaumarchais (1732), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), and Adolphe Thiers (1797). After him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), Dagobert I (611), Fernandel (1903), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), and Philip the Bold (1342).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Odilon Redon ranks 35Before him are Claude Lorrain (1600), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), Georges de La Tour (1593), Gustave Moreau (1826), Charles Le Brun (1619), and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699). After him are Robert Delaunay (1885), Fernand Léger (1881), Jean Fouquet (1420), Théodore Rousseau (1812), André Derain (1880), and Alexandre Cabanel (1823).