Theo Jansen

1948 - Today

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Theodorus Gerardus Jozef "Theo" Jansen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈteːjoː ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born 14 March 1948) is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own and, collectively, are entitled, Strandbeest. The kinetic sculptures appear to walk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theo Jansen has received more than 377,125 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Theo Jansen is the 38th most popular artist (up from 40th in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 264th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch Artist.

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Among artists, Theo Jansen ranks 38 out of 77Before him are Barnett Newman, Ai Weiwei, John Heartfield, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. After him are Herbert Bayer, Marcel Janco, James Montgomery Flagg, Hermann Nitsch, Bruno Munari, and Marianne Brandt.

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Among people born in 1948, Theo Jansen ranks 86Before him are Amadou Toumani Touré, Charles Simonyi, Nicolae Timofti, Billy Crystal, Bill Ward, and Salvador Puig Antich. After him are István Sándorfi, William Daniel Phillips, Charles Taylor, Ichirou Mizuki, Jesper Christensen, and Jonathan Hyde.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Theo Jansen ranks 226 out of 1,209Before him are Corry Brokken (1932), Willem Mengelberg (1871), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Gerard van Swieten (1700), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), and Hendrik Verwoerd (1901). After him are Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), Abraham van Beijeren (1620), Frederick de Houtman (1571), Alexander, Prince of Orange (1851), Ben Feringa (1951), and Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau (1627).

Among ARTISTS In Netherlands

Among artists born in Netherlands, Theo Jansen ranks 3Before him are M. C. Escher (1898) and Theo van Doesburg (1883). After him are Bas Jan Ader (1942) and Joseph Smit (1836).