Sol LeWitt

1928 - 2007

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Solomon "Sol" LeWitt (September 9, 1928 – April 8, 2007) was an American artist linked to various movements, including conceptual art and minimalism.LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and "structures" (a term he preferred instead of "sculptures") but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, installation, and artist's books. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sol LeWitt has received more than 631,668 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Sol LeWitt is the 473rd most popular painter (down from 462nd in 2019), the 1,532nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,450th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Sol LeWitt ranks 473 out of 1,428Before him are Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Joos van Cleve, Joseph Karl Stieler, Qi Baishi, Ma Yuan, and Pietro Longhi. After him are Zinaida Serebriakova, Han Gan, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Sesshū Tōyō, Michael Wolgemut, and Edmund Leighton.

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Among people born in 1928, Sol LeWitt ranks 89Before him are Arman, Osamu Shimomura, Bernard Buffet, Wolfgang von Trips, Gustav Leonhardt, and Musa al-Sadr. After him are Gaston Thorn, Roddy McDowall, Sara Montiel, Fred Rogers, Elliott Erwitt, and Burt Bacharach. Among people deceased in 2007, Sol LeWitt ranks 47Before him are Jupp Derwall, Jane Wyman, Arthur Kornberg, Joe Zawinul, Norman Mailer, and Mary Douglas. After him are Jean-Claude Brialy, Gaston Thorn, André Gorz, Bob Denard, Lady Bird Johnson, and Rudolf Arnheim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sol LeWitt ranks 1,532 out of 15,968Before him are Fran Drescher (1957), Lee Iacocca (1924), Buddy Rich (1917), Russ Meyer (1922), Charles Mingus (1922), and Carole King (1942). After him are John Zorn (1953), Max Wright (1943), Alan Silvestri (1950), Mickey Cohen (1913), Janet Gaynor (1906), and Paul Krugman (1953).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Sol LeWitt ranks 15Before him are James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grant Wood (1891), Jasper Johns (1930), and Bob Ross (1942). After him are Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Cy Twombly (1928), Julian Schnabel (1951), Richard Serra (1939), Allan Kaprow (1927), and Frank Stella (1936).