René Magritte

1898 - 1967

René Magritte

René François Ghislain Magritte (French: [ʁəne fʁɑ̃swa ɡilɛ̃ maɡʁit]; 21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian Surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Magritte has received more than 2,274,182 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular painter.

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Among painters, René Magritte ranks 39 out of 1,258Before him are Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, Giotto, Jacques-Louis David, and Joan Miró. After him are Masaccio, Tintoretto, Gustave Courbet, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and J. M. W. Turner.

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Among people born in 1898, René Magritte ranks 1After him are Bertolt Brecht, Erich Maria Remarque, Golda Meir, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico García Lorca, Alvar Aalto, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, Herbert Marcuse, and George Gershwin. Among people deceased in 1967, René Magritte ranks 2Before him is Che Guevara. After him are Konrad Adenauer, Puyi, Vivien Leigh, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Hopper, Zoltán Kodály, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Spencer Tracy, Clement Attlee, and Jack Ruby.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, René Magritte ranks 7 out of 658Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Charles Martel (688), Pepin the Short (715), Jan van Eyck (1395), and Clovis I (466). After him are Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Andreas Vesalius (1514), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), and Mary of Burgundy (1457).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, René Magritte ranks 2Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395). After him are Anthony van Dyck (1599), Frans Hals (1582), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), Quentin Matsys (1466), and Hubert van Eyck (1366).

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