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Theo Jansen

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Theodorus Gerardus Jozef 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 titled Strandbeest. The kinetic sculptures appear to walk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theo Jansen has received more than 437,790 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Theo Jansen is the 37th most popular artist (up from 38th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 226th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch Artist.

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  • 440k

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  • 58.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among artists, Theo Jansen ranks 37 out of 78Before him are Akira Yoshizawa, Barnett Newman, Méret Oppenheim, Bernt Notke, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. After him are John Heartfield, Marcel Janco, Herbert Bayer, James Montgomery Flagg, Hermann Nitsch, and Marianne Brandt.

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Among people born in 1948, Theo Jansen ranks 92Before him are Radomir Antić, Jimmy Cliff, Glenn Frey, Charles Taylor, Steven Chu, and Johnny Ramone. After him are Tim Staffell, Charles Simonyi, Mischa Maisky, Stevie Nicks, Edwige Fenech, and Jesper Christensen.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Theo Jansen ranks 210 out of 1,427Before him are Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), Nicolaes Tulp (1593), Pieter Lastman (1583), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), Gaius Julius Civilis (25), and Willem Kalf (1619). After him are Jan Janszoon (1570), Philips Wouwerman (1619), Erwin Koeman (1961), Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554), Willem Drees (1886), and Nicolaes Maes (1634).

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).