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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 105,177 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Per Kirkeby is the 901st most popular painter (down from 773rd in 2019), the 236th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 200th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Danish Painter.

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Among painters, Per Kirkeby ranks 901 out of 1,421Before him are Simon de Vlieger, Renato Guttuso, Kanō Eitoku, Gaspard Dughet, Torii Kiyonaga, and Wilhelm Lehmbruck. After him are Eustache Le Sueur, François-Xavier Fabre, Andrea Appiani, Candido Portinari, Lucia Anguissola, and Wang Meng.

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Among people born in 1938, Per Kirkeby ranks 178Before him are Ove Andersson, Mohammed Gammoudi, Violetta Villas, Philippe Nahon, Lee Morgan, and Astrid Kirchherr. After him are Isabelle Aubret, Takehiko Kawanishi, Sergei Novikov, Götz George, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, and James W. Christy. Among people deceased in 2018, Per Kirkeby ranks 132Before him are Dobri Dobrev, Yoshinobu Ishii, Luis García Meza, Rachid Taha, Irena Szewińska, and Đỗ Mười. After him are Oleg Tabakov, Margit Sandemo, Alexander Zakharchenko, Neil Simon, M. Karunanidhi, and Azeglio Vicini.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Per Kirkeby ranks 236 out of 893Before him are Paul Elvstrøm (1928), Ditlev Gothard Monrad (1811), Max Heindel (1865), Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg (1485), Hans Christian Lumbye (1810), and Harald Klak (null). After him are Augusta of Denmark (1580), Estrid Svendsdatter (990), Martin Knudsen (1871), Lars Mikkelsen (1964), Holger Nielsen (1866), and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831).

Among PAINTERS In Denmark

Among painters born in Denmark, Per Kirkeby ranks 15Before him are Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), Carl Bloch (1834), Asger Jorn (1914), Jens Juel (1745), Marie Krøyer (1867), and Christen Købke (1810). After him are Paul Gustav Fischer (1860), Wilhelm Marstrand (1810), Laurits Tuxen (1853), Carl-Henning Pedersen (1913), Theodor Philipsen (1840), and Lorenz Frølich (1820).