Oskar Kokoschka

1886 - 1980

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Oskar Kokoschka (1 March 1886 – 22 February 1980) was an Austrian artist, poet, playwright, and teacher best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes, as well as his theories on vision that influenced the Viennese Expressionist movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oskar Kokoschka has received more than 798,716 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Oskar Kokoschka is the 93rd most popular painter (up from 103rd in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Austria (up from 75th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Painter.

Oskar Kokoschka was an Austrian artist who is most famous for his paintings of people.

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Among painters, Oskar Kokoschka ranks 93 out of 2,023Before him are Honoré Daumier, Duccio, Mary Cassatt, Paolo Uccello, Rogier van der Weyden, and Francis Picabia. After him are Paul Signac, Andrei Rublev, Max Ernst, Mark Rothko, Antonio da Correggio, and Lisa del Giocondo.

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Among people born in 1886, Oskar Kokoschka ranks 5Before him are David Ben-Gurion, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Robert Schuman, and Diego Rivera. After him are Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Manne Siegbahn, Béla Kun, Sergey Kirov, Marc Bloch, René Guénon, and Jean Arp. Among people deceased in 1980, Oskar Kokoschka ranks 11Before him are John Lennon, Jean Piaget, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, and Bon Scott. After him are Steve McQueen, Jesse Owens, Colonel Sanders, Joe Dassin, Henry Miller, and Tamara de Lempicka.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Oskar Kokoschka ranks 58 out of 1,424Before him are Karl Landsteiner (1868), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), and Anton Webern (1883). After him are Fritz Lang (1890), Martin Buber (1878), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Robert Musil (1880), Paula Hitler (1896), and Peter Handke (1942).

Among PAINTERS In Austria

Among painters born in Austria, Oskar Kokoschka ranks 3Before him are Gustav Klimt (1862), and Egon Schiele (1890). After him are Angela Hitler (1883), Friedrich von Amerling (1803), Koloman Moser (1868), Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793), Hans Makart (1840), Raoul Hausmann (1886), Peter Fendi (1796), Moritz von Schwind (1804), and Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger (1805).