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Paula Modersohn-Becker

1876 - 1907

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Paula Modersohn-Becker (8 February 1876 – 20 November 1907) was a German painter and one of the most important representatives of early expressionism. Her career was cut short when she died from postpartum embolism at the age of 31. She is recognized as the first known female painter to paint nude self-portraits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paula Modersohn-Becker has received more than 810,112 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Paula Modersohn-Becker is the 363rd most popular painter (down from 316th in 2019), the 974th most popular biography from Germany (down from 784th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular German Painter.

Paula Modersohn-Becker was a German painter who was most famous for her self-portraits.

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Paula Modersohn-Becker ranks 363 out of 1,428Before her are Gino Severini, Salvator Rosa, Stefan Lochner, Ludovico Carracci, Baldassare Peruzzi, and Lucio Fontana. After her are Erich Heckel, Paul Sérusier, Leonora Carrington, Joseph Kosuth, Francesco Albani, and Max Klinger.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1876, Paula Modersohn-Becker ranks 39Before her are Jean Webster, John Macleod, Robert Michels, A. L. Kroeber, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Sherwood Anderson. After her are Henri de Baillet-Latour, Ivan Cankar, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ivan Bilibin, August Sander, and Rodolphe Seeldrayers. Among people deceased in 1907, Paula Modersohn-Becker ranks 19Before her are Marcellin Berthelot, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Joseph Joachim, Pierre Janssen, and Princess Clémentine of Orléans. After her are Jean Casimir-Perier, William Henry Perkin, Qiu Jin, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Kato Svanidze, and Léo Taxil.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Paula Modersohn-Becker ranks 974 out of 5,289Before her are Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525), Hrotsvitha (935), Theodor Billroth (1829), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), and Joseph Wirth (1879). After her are Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854), Horst Buchholz (1933), Hardy Krüger (1928), Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1443), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), and Levin August von Bennigsen (1745).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Paula Modersohn-Becker ranks 32Before her are Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789), Konrad Witz (1400), Adam Elsheimer (1578), Hendrik Goltzius (1558), and Stefan Lochner (1410). After her are Erich Heckel (1883), Max Klinger (1857), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), Hans Burgkmair (1473), Anselm Kiefer (1945), and Wilhelm Busch (1832).