Theodor Kittelsen

1857 - 1914

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Theodor Severin Kittelsen (27 April 1857 – 21 January 1914) was a Norwegian artist. He is one of the most popular artists in Norway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Kittelsen has received more than 291,632 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Theodor Kittelsen is the 436th most popular painter (down from 324th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Norway (down from 49th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Norwegian Painter.

Theodor Kittelsen is most famous for his illustrations of Norwegian folk tales and legends. He also illustrated fairy tales such as "Snow White," "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Frog Prince."

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Among painters, Theodor Kittelsen ranks 436 out of 1,428Before him are Anna Maria van Schurman, Isaac Levitan, Salomon van Ruysdael, Anselm Feuerbach, Jasper Johns, and André Masson. After him are Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Anna Ancher, Ary Scheffer, Leonor Fini, Eva Gonzalès, and Giambattista Pittoni.

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Among people born in 1857, Theodor Kittelsen ranks 39Before him are Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Max Klinger, Otto von Below, Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Wilhelm Johannsen, and Edward Emerson Barnard. After him are Theodor Escherich, Eugène Atget, Mikhail Alekseyev, Vladimir Bekhterev, Cécile Chaminade, and Cyril Genik. Among people deceased in 1914, Theodor Kittelsen ranks 27Before him are Joseph Swan, Maximilian von Spee, Alexander Samsonov, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Charles Péguy, and Alain-Fournier. After him are Joseph Chamberlain, John Tenniel, Anatoly Lyadov, Christian Morgenstern, Louis Couturat, and Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Theodor Kittelsen ranks 70 out of 735Before him are Gunnbjörn Ulfsson (910), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Sigurd II of Norway (1133), Johan Christian Dahl (1788), Magnus V of Norway (1156), and Sverre Fehn (1924). After him are Magnus IV of Norway (1115), Anders Behring Breivik (1979), Johan Svendsen (1840), Stein Rokkan (1921), Inge II of Norway (1185), and Haakon II of Norway (1147).

Among PAINTERS In Norway

Among painters born in Norway, Theodor Kittelsen ranks 5Before him are Edvard Munch (1863), Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), Christian Krohg (1852), and Johan Christian Dahl (1788). After him are Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831), Hans Gude (1825), Frits Thaulow (1847), Oda Krohg (1860), Erik Werenskiold (1855), Harriet Backer (1845), and Adolph Tidemand (1814).