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ORLAN (born Mireille Porte) is a French contemporary artist best known for her work with plastic surgery in the early to mid-1990s. ORLAN is known as a pioneer of carnal art, a form of self-portraiture that utilizes body modification to distort one's appearance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orlan has received more than 264,977 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Orlan is the 1,062nd most popular painter, the 2,951st most popular biography from France and the 177th most popular French Painter.

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  • 15

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  • 5.28

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  • 1.54

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Among painters, Orlan ranks 1,062 out of 1,428Before her are Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz, Michiel Sweerts, Aleksander Orłowski, Il Pordenone, Aristides of Thebes, and Otto Muehl. After her are George Hendrik Breitner, Gilbert Stuart, Romaine Brooks, Willem Drost, Philip de László, and Jean-Baptiste Debret.

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Among people born in 1947, Orlan ranks 232Before her are Sandie Shaw, James Dyson, Somchai Wongsawat, Petra Kelly, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Pascal Lamy. After her are Anwar Ibrahim, Ray Wise, Uli Edel, Mario Aurelio Poli, Carlos Lopes, and Sogyal Rinpoche.

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In France

Among people born in France, Orlan ranks 2,951 out of 5,234Before her are Pascal Lamy (1947), Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet (1831), Jules Simon (1814), Prosper Guéranger (1805), William of Jumièges (1000), and Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud (1798). After her are Louis Dollo (1857), Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet (1821), Louis Antoine de Noailles (1651), Beatrice of England (1242), Jacques Georges (1916), and Antoine Furetière (1619).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Orlan ranks 177Before her are Félix Ziem (1821), Félix Bracquemond (1833), Louise Moillon (1610), Othon Friesz (1879), Achille Devéria (1800), and Edward Poynter (1836). After her are Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768), Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861), Paul Gavarni (1804), Charles Angrand (1854), Marie-Denise Villers (1774), and Jean Jouvenet (1644).