William Kentridge

1955 - Today

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William Kentridge (born 28 April 1955) is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films, especially noted for a sequence of hand-drawn animated films he produced during the 1990s. The latter are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. He continues this process meticulously, giving each change to the drawing a quarter of a second to two seconds' screen time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Kentridge has received more than 732,539 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). William Kentridge is the 1,909th most popular painter (down from 1,581st in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 111th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Painter.

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of William Kentridges by language

Over the past year William Kentridge has had the most page views in the with 80,235 views, followed by German (13,398), and French (7,827). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swahili (86.62%), Bavarian (62.41%), and Azerbaijani (57.36%)


Among painters, William Kentridge ranks 1,909 out of 2,023Before her are Mikhail Clodt von Jürgensburg, Yelena Polenova, Paul Nash, Maksymilian Gierymski, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and James Thornhill. After her are Maja Berezowska, Thalia Flora-Karavia, John Henry Twachtman, Abd al-Samad, Guity Novin, and Tom Thomson.

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Among people born in 1955, William Kentridge ranks 420Before her are Wendy Brown, Janusz Kupcewicz, Nilüfer, Aleksandr Bashirov, Joseph Dunford, and Zdravko Zovko. After her are Ethan Phillips, Lisa Banes, Mihovil Nakić, Topper Headon, Muricy Ramalho, and Tony Woodcock.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, William Kentridge ranks 148 out of 454Before her are Tosca Musk (1974), Harold Kitson (1874), George F. R. Ellis (1939), Helen Zille (1951), Grace Mugabe (1965), and Eddie Kramer (1942). After her are Corrie Sanders (1966), Doug Serrurier (1920), Gavin Hood (1963), Elsa Joubert (1922), J. L. B. Smith (1897), and Cecil McMaster (1895).

Among PAINTERS In South Africa

Among painters born in South Africa, William Kentridge ranks 2Before her are Marlene Dumas (1953). After her are Florence Fuller (1867), and Maggie Laubser (1886).