René Magritte

1898 - 1967

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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 2,580,013 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). René Magritte is the 38th most popular painter (up from 39th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Belgium and the 2nd most popular Belgian Painter.

René Magritte is most famous for his surrealist paintings that often depict ordinary objects in an unusual context.

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Among painters, René Magritte ranks 38 out of 1,428Before him are Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, Jacques-Louis David, and Giotto. After him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Joan Miró, Masaccio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Tintoretto, and Gustave Courbet.

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

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, René Magritte ranks 7 out of 899Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500), Jan van Eyck (1395), Pepin the Short (715), Audrey Hepburn (1929), Charles Martel (688), and Clovis I (466). After him are Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Andreas Vesalius (1514), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Anthony van Dyck (1599), and Orlande de Lassus (1534).

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), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), Hubert van Eyck (1366), and Quentin Matsys (1466).