Robert Delaunay

1885 - 1941

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Robert Delaunay (12 April 1885 – 25 October 1941) was a French artist 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 576,063 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Robert Delaunay is the 146th most popular painter (down from 135th in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from France (down from 415th in 2019) and the 42nd 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 146 out of 1,428Before him are Jan Brueghel the Elder, Mary Cassatt, Umberto Boccioni, Théodore Rousseau, James Ensor, and André Derain. After him are Pontormo, Filippino Lippi, Francis Picabia, Fernando Botero, Yayoi Kusama, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert Delaunay ranks 434 out of 5,234Before him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), Abraham de Moivre (1667), Hippolyte Taine (1828), Pierre Gassendi (1592), Aristide Briand (1862), and Patrick Modiano (1945). After him are Paul Éluard (1895), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Alain Prost (1955), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Raymond Kopa (1931), and Georges Bataille (1897).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Robert Delaunay ranks 42Before him are Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824), Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Campin (1375), Charles Le Brun (1619), Théodore Rousseau (1812), and André Derain (1880). After him are Francis Picabia (1879), Frédéric Bazille (1841), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Maurice Utrillo (1883), and Alexandre Cabanel (1823).