Piet Mondrian

1872 - 1944

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Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (Dutch: [ˈpi:tər kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈmɔndrijaːn]), after 1906 known as Piet Mondrian (, also US: , Dutch: [pit ˈmɔndrijɑn]; 7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and art theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements. Mondrian's art was highly utopian and was concerned with a search for universal values and aesthetics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Piet Mondrian has received more than 4,332,145 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Piet Mondrian is the 21st most popular painter (up from 27th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 7th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Painter.

Piet Mondrian is most famous for his use of geometric shapes and primary colors in his paintings.

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Among painters, Piet Mondrian ranks 21 out of 2,023Before him are Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Paul Gauguin. After him are Titian, Gustav Klimt, Donatello, Eugène Delacroix, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Édouard Manet.

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Among people born in 1872, Piet Mondrian ranks 2Before him is Roald Amundsen. After him are Bertrand Russell, Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Kollontai, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Johan Huizinga, Charles Greeley Abbot, Paul Langevin, Marcel Mauss, and Anton Denikin. Among people deceased in 1944, Piet Mondrian ranks 3Before him are Edvard Munch, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. After him are Erwin Rommel, Wassily Kandinsky, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Abdulmejid II, William James Sidis, Reza Shah, and Günther von Kluge.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Piet Mondrian ranks 6 out of 1,646Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Erasmus (1466), and Baruch Spinoza (1632). After him are Johan Cruyff (1947), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Christiaan Huygens (1629), and Hugo Grotius (1583).

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Among painters born in Netherlands, Piet Mondrian ranks 4Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), and Johannes Vermeer (1632). After him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Gerrit Dou (1613), Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), and Pieter de Hooch (1629).