Remedios Varo

1908 - 1963

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María de los Remedios Alicia Rodriga Varo y Uranga (known as Remedios Varo, 16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) was a Spanish surrealist painter working in Spain, France, and Mexico. Varo had a difficult life, struggling against poverty and fleeing from war in Spain and then France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Remedios Varo has received more than 856,960 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Remedios Varo is the 601st most popular painter (down from 586th in 2019), the 529th most popular biography from Spain (down from 523rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Spanish Painter.

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Among painters, Remedios Varo ranks 601 out of 2,023Before her are Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Erwin Bowien, Margarita Luti, Jules Breton, Carl Bloch, and Maria Helena Vieira da Silva. After her are Nicolas de Largillière, Martiros Saryan, Michael Sittow, Jules Dupré, Nikolaos Gyzis, and Felix Nussbaum.

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Among people born in 1908, Remedios Varo ranks 80Before her are Saizo Saito, Bernard Lee, Rómulo Betancourt, Koča Popović, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, and Max Bill. After her are Giovannino Guareschi, Yousuf Karsh, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Leroy Anderson, Cus D'Amato, and Viktor Abakumov. Among people deceased in 1963, Remedios Varo ranks 44Before her are Piero Manzoni, Sivananda Saraswati, Eduard Spranger, Sylvanus Olympio, Gustave Garrigou, and Alois Hudal. After her are William Beveridge, Karl von Terzaghi, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Ferenc Fricsay, William Carlos Williams, and Princess Alexandra of Hanover.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Remedios Varo ranks 529 out of 3,355Before her are Chintila (606), María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba (1762), Borrell II, Count of Barcelona (927), Beatus of Liébana (730), Andrés de Urdaneta (1498), and García Sánchez III of Pamplona (1012). After her are Juan Goytisolo (1931), Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1401), Alicia de Larrocha (1923), Vímara Peres (820), Eleanor de Guzmán (1310), and Victoria Abril (1959).

Among PAINTERS In Spain

Among painters born in Spain, Remedios Varo ranks 13Before her are Francisco de Zurbarán (1598), Juan Gris (1887), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Enrique Simonet (1866), and Marià Fortuny (1838). After her are Francisco Pacheco (1564), Alonso Sánchez Coello (1531), Ignacio Zuloaga (1870), Juan Carreño de Miranda (1614), Santiago Rusiñol (1861), and Francisco Herrera the Elder (1576).