Umberto Boccioni

1882 - 1916

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Umberto Boccioni (US: , Italian: [umˈbɛrto botˈtʃoːni]; 19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures. Despite his short life, his approach to the dynamism of form and the deconstruction of solid mass guided artists long after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umberto Boccioni has received more than 552,039 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Umberto Boccioni is the 142nd most popular painter (down from 130th in 2019), the 458th most popular biography from Italy (down from 442nd in 2019) and the 38th most popular Italian Painter.

Umberto Boccioni is most famous for his Futurist paintings and sculptures.

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Among painters, Umberto Boccioni ranks 142 out of 1,428Before him are Odilon Redon, Robert Campin, Theo van Gogh, Charles Le Brun, Jan Brueghel the Elder, and Mary Cassatt. After him are Théodore Rousseau, James Ensor, André Derain, Robert Delaunay, Pontormo, and Filippino Lippi.

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Among people born in 1882, Umberto Boccioni ranks 22Before him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Kurt von Schleicher, Melanie Klein, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Mohammad Mosaddegh, and Abdullah I of Jordan. After him are Abd el-Krim, James Franck, Emmerich Kálmán, Zoltán Kodály, Princess Marie Bonaparte, and Arthur Eddington. Among people deceased in 1916, Umberto Boccioni ranks 13Before him are Henryk Sienkiewicz, Franz Marc, William Ramsay, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, and Odilon Redon. After him are Richard Dedekind, Karl Schwarzschild, Otto of Bavaria, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Natsume Sōseki, and Klas Pontus Arnoldson.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Umberto Boccioni ranks 458 out of 4,088Before him are Octavia the Younger (-69), Toto Cutugno (1943), Pope John IX (850), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Brennus (-500), and Pope Sergius IV (970). After him are Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Britannicus (41), Fabio Capello (1946), Carlo Ponti (1912), Giorgio Agamben (1942), and Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Umberto Boccioni ranks 38Before him are Andrea del Sarto (1486), Parmigianino (1503), Bronzino (1503), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), and Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290). After him are Pontormo (1494), Filippino Lippi (1457), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Antonello da Messina (1430), and Giulio Romano (1499).