Oskar Fischinger

1900 - 1967

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Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger (22 June 1900 – 31 January 1967) was a German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter, notable for creating abstract musical animation many decades before the appearance of computer graphics and music videos. He created special effects for Fritz Lang's 1929 Woman in the Moon, one of the first sci-fi rocket movies, and influenced Disney's Fantasia. He made over 50 short films and painted around 800 canvases, many of which are in museums, galleries, and collections worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oskar Fischinger has received more than 753,281 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Oskar Fischinger is the 297th most popular film director (up from 506th in 2019), the 1,604th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,283rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Oskar Fischinger ranks 297 out of 1,580Before him are Tsui Hark, Ousmane Sembène, Ken Russell, Barbet Schroeder, Jean Rouch, and Jiří Trnka. After him are Béla Tarr, King Vidor, Richard Brooks, Ishirō Honda, Alf Sjöberg, and Makoto Shinkai.

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Among people born in 1900, Oskar Fischinger ranks 78Before him are Camille Chamoun, Robert Desnos, James Hilton, Filipp Golikov, Wilhelm Rediess, and James Bond. After him are Ernst Neufert, Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, Herbert Bayer, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Herbert Blumer, and Helene Weigel. Among people deceased in 1967, Oskar Fischinger ranks 69Before him are Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Vladimir Bartol, Marcel Aymé, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Géza Lakatos, and Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. After him are George Kelly, Eddie Eagan, Walter Weiß, Stanisław Sosabowski, Walter A. Shewhart, and Abdel Hakim Amer.

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Among people born in Germany, Oskar Fischinger ranks 1,604 out of 5,289Before him are Andreas Libavius (1555), Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808), Karin Schubert (1944), Hans Hermann von Katte (1704), Adolph Diesterweg (1790), and Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891). After him are Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (1807), Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin (1673), Armin Meiwes (1961), Ernst Neufert (1900), and Heinrich Marschner (1795).


Among film directors born in Germany, Oskar Fischinger ranks 17Before him are Roland Emmerich (1955), Robert Siodmak (1900), Thea von Harbou (1888), Mike Nichols (1931), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), and Douglas Sirk (1897). After him are Lotte Reiniger (1899), Veit Harlan (1899), Walter Ruttmann (1887), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Alexander Kluge (1932), and Wolfgang Reitherman (1909).