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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 771,881 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sol LeWitt is the 491st most popular painter (down from 472nd in 2019), the 1,687th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,531st in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Sol LeWitt ranks 491 out of 1,421Before him are Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Sesshū Tōyō, Frank Stella, Michael Pacher, Mariotto Albertinelli, and Yoshitoshi. After him are Richard Serra, Catharina van Hemessen, Moïse Kisling, Leonor Fini, Pierre Auguste Cot, and Edward Steichen.

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Among people born in 1928, Sol LeWitt ranks 97Before him are Musa al-Sadr, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Cy Twombly, Hans Modrow, Walter Mondale, and Robert Sheckley. After him are Arman, Christa Ludwig, Edward Albee, Joe Jackson, Seymour Papert, and Bernard Buffet. Among people deceased in 2007, Sol LeWitt ranks 53Before him are Ettore Sottsass, Abbé Pierre, Colin McRae, Ian Smith, Robert Adler, and Magda Szabó. After him are John Backus, Norman Mailer, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jupp Derwall, Anna Nicole Smith, and Mary Douglas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sol LeWitt ranks 1,687 out of 18,182Before him are Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Hank Williams (1923), David Graf (1950), James J. Braddock (1905), Randolph Scott (1898), and Robert Bloch (1917). After him are Edward C. Prescott (1940), John Sculley (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), Caroline Kennedy (1957), Eric Carr (1950), and Joyce Carol Oates (1938).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Sol LeWitt ranks 19Before him are Bob Ross (1942), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Grant Wood (1891), Bruce Nauman (1941), Cy Twombly (1928), and Frank Stella (1936). After him are Richard Serra (1939), Asher Brown Durand (1796), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Donald Judd (1928), Jasper Johns (1930), and Allan Kaprow (1927).