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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 645,401 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Robert Delaunay is the 133rd most popular painter (up from 146th in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from France (up from 433rd in 2019) and the 36th 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 133 out of 1,421Before him are Juan Gris, Albrecht Altdorfer, Odilon Redon, John Constable, Franz Marc, and Francis Bacon. After him are Jan Brueghel the Elder, Man Ray, Andrea del Sarto, Fernand Léger, Pontormo, and Jean Fouquet.

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Among people born in 1885, Robert Delaunay ranks 12Before him are Alban Berg, Julius Streicher, François Mauriac, Ezra Pound, Faisal I of Iraq, and George S. Patton. After him are Karen Horney, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Chester W. Nimitz, André Maurois, Ernst Busch, and Umberto Nobile. Among people deceased in 1941, Robert Delaunay ranks 12Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, James George Frazer, and Arthur Evans. After him are Frederick Banting, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, Ioannis Metaxas, Paul Sabatier, and El Lissitzky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert Delaunay ranks 389 out of 6,011Before him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), Dagobert I (611), Fernandel (1903), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), and Philip the Bold (1342). After him are Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Ernest Renan (1823), Stephen, King of England (1095), Claude Bernard (1813), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), and Pierre Bayle (1647).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Robert Delaunay ranks 36Before him are William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), Georges de La Tour (1593), Gustave Moreau (1826), Charles Le Brun (1619), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), and Odilon Redon (1840). After him are Fernand Léger (1881), Jean Fouquet (1420), Théodore Rousseau (1812), André Derain (1880), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), and Robert Campin (1375).