Per Kirkeby

1938 - 2018

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Per Kirkeby (1 September 1938 – 9 May 2018) was a Danish painter, poet, film maker and sculptor. His works have been exhibited worldwide and are represented in many important public collections, including the Tate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou. Kirkeby became a member of the Danish Academy in 1982. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Per Kirkeby has received more than 116,812 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Per Kirkeby is the 1,008th most popular painter (down from 897th in 2019), the 260th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 235th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Danish Painter.

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  • 120k

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.34

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Over the past year Per Kirkeby has had the most page views in the with 13,607 views, followed by Danish (9,088), and German (7,873). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (87.97%), Esperanto (64.98%), and Persian (61.86%)


Among painters, Per Kirkeby ranks 1,008 out of 2,023Before him are Anna Chromý, Adriaen van de Venne, André Beauneveu, Claude Gillot, Dmitry Levitzky, and Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann. After him are Francesco Furini, Hasegawa Tōhaku, Jean-Jacques Henner, Gaspar de Crayer, Ernst Fuchs, and László Mednyánszky.

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Among people born in 1938, Per Kirkeby ranks 189Before him are Ieronymos II of Athens, Girish Karnad, Klaus Voormann, Maxim Shostakovich, Isao Inokuma, and Diane Baker. After him are Shashi Kapoor, Willi Schulz, Daidō Moriyama, Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, and Liya Akhedzhakova. Among people deceased in 2018, Per Kirkeby ranks 144Before him are Eunice Gayson, Ola Ullsten, Trần Đại Quang, Walter Mischel, Sergio Marchionne, and Nancy Roman. After him are Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab, Rachid Taha, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, John Gavin, June Whitfield, and José Antonio Abreu.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Per Kirkeby ranks 260 out of 1,032Before him are Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg (1485), Princess Louise of Denmark (1726), Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1573), Morten P. Meldal (1954), Hedwig of Denmark (1581), and Harald Nielsen (1941). After him are Richeza of Denmark (1174), Erik Axelsson Tott (1419), Princess Louise of Denmark (1875), Sophus Nielsen (1888), Holger Pedersen (1867), and Princess Thyra of Denmark (1880).

Among PAINTERS In Denmark

Among painters born in Denmark, Per Kirkeby ranks 18Before him are Marie Krøyer (1867), Kurt Westergaard (1935), Wilhelm Marstrand (1810), Peder Mørk Mønsted (1859), Christen Købke (1810), and Paul Gustav Fischer (1860). After him are Laurits Tuxen (1853), Christian August Lorentzen (1749), Carl-Henning Pedersen (1913), Kristian Zahrtmann (1843), Wilhelm Bendz (1804), and Theodor Philipsen (1840).