Robert Delaunay

1885 - 1941

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Robert Delaunay (French pronunciation: [ʁɔbɛʁ dəlonɛ]; 12 April 1885 – 25 October 1941) was a French artist of the School of Paris movement; who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Delaunay has received more than 723,932 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Delaunay is the 141st most popular painter (down from 134th in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from France (down from 389th in 2019) and the 41st most popular French Painter.

Robert Delaunay is most famous for creating a new style of painting called Orphism. He was also the first to use the term "Orphism" to describe this style.

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Among painters, Robert Delaunay ranks 141 out of 2,023Before him are Hans von Aachen, Jean Dubuffet, Odilon Redon, Antonello da Messina, Lavinia Fontana, and Robert Campin. After him are Tamara de Lempicka, Pontormo, Umberto Boccioni, Charles Le Brun, Theo van Gogh, and Albrecht Altdorfer.

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Among people born in 1885, Robert Delaunay ranks 13Before him are George S. Patton, Umberto Nobile, Ezra Pound, Hermann Hoth, Karen Horney, and Julius Streicher. After him are Faisal I of Iraq, Chester W. Nimitz, André Maurois, Mikhail Frunze, Ernst Busch, and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Among people deceased in 1941, Robert Delaunay ranks 13Before him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maurice Leblanc, Maximilian Kolbe, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, and Arthur Evans. After him are James George Frazer, Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, Ioannis Metaxas, Hans Spemann, and Marina Tsvetaeva.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert Delaunay ranks 438 out of 6,770Before him are André Le Nôtre (1613), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jean Monnet (1888), Henri Moissan (1852), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), and Robert Campin (1375). After him are Isabella of France (1295), Albert Lebrun (1871), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Georges Bataille (1897), and Joan I of Navarre (1273).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Robert Delaunay ranks 41Before him are Jean Fouquet (1420), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Fernand Léger (1881), Jean Dubuffet (1901), Odilon Redon (1840), and Robert Campin (1375). After him are Charles Le Brun (1619), Suzanne Valadon (1865), André Derain (1880), Eugène Boudin (1824), Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824), and Frédéric Bazille (1841).