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Sonia Delaunay

1885 - 1979

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Sonia Delaunay (13 November 1885 – 5 December 1979) was a Ukrainian-French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris. She was born in Odessa (Ukraine, then part of Russian Empire), and formally trained in Russian Empire and Germany before moving to France and expanding her practice to include textile, fashion, and set design. She co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonia Delaunay has received more than 550,283 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Sonia Delaunay is the 216th most popular painter (up from 279th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 86th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Painter.

Sonia Delaunay is most famous for her use of color and geometric shapes in her paintings.

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Among painters, Sonia Delaunay ranks 216 out of 1,421Before her are Pinturicchio, Joaquín Sorolla, Lorenzo di Credi, Gerard van Honthorst, H. R. Giger, and Joshua Reynolds. After her are Andrea Pozzo, George Grosz, Aristide Maillol, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, Bernardo Bellotto, and Jacopo Bellini.

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Among people born in 1885, Sonia Delaunay ranks 26Before her are Vladimir Tatlin, Mikhail Frunze, George de Hevesy, Ernst Bloch, Yakov Sverdlov, and Heinrich Brüning. After her are Karl Radek, Sabina Spielrein, Erich von Stroheim, Luigi Russolo, Tomoyuki Yamashita, and Hermann Weyl. Among people deceased in 1979, Sonia Delaunay ranks 22Before her are Nelson Rockefeller, Hanna Reitsch, Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Mustafa Barzani, and Nadia Boulanger. After her are Werner Forssmann, Sid Vicious, Reinhard Gehlen, Bertil Ohlin, Wilhelm Bittrich, and Rachele Mussolini.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sonia Delaunay ranks 69 out of 1,083Before her are Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Isaac Babel (1894), Moshe Sharett (1894), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Larisa Latynina (1934), and Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939). After her are Anton Makarenko (1888), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Baal Shem Tov (1700), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), and Ivan Franko (1856).

Among PAINTERS In Ukraine

Among painters born in Ukraine, Sonia Delaunay ranks 3Before her are Ilya Repin (1844) and Kazimir Malevich (1879). After her are Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Alexander Archipenko (1887), Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), Zinaida Serebriakova (1884), Leonid Pasternak (1862), Henryk Siemiradzki (1843), Cassandre (1901), Maurycy Gottlieb (1856), and Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757).