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William Kentridge

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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 700,275 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. William Kentridge is the 1,591st most popular painter (down from 1,367th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 117th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Painter.

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  • 17

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  • 4.20

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  • 2.34

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Among painters, William Kentridge ranks 1,591 out of 1,421Before her are Broncia Koller-Pinell, Clive Bell, Olja Ivanjicki, Katarina Ivanović, Antônio Parreiras, and Edwin Long. After her are Joseph Stella, David Allan, William Powell Frith, Theodor Pallady, Ferdinand Bauer, and Howard Hodgkin.

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Among people born in 1955, William Kentridge ranks 277Before her are Jeff Perry, Rolf Løvland, Lee Smolin, Vijay Mallya, Francesco Guidolin, and Patrick Achi. After her are Martin Hoffmann, Susi Sánchez, Juliusz Machulski, Piers Sellers, Bärbel Wöckel, and Kristine Sutherland.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, William Kentridge ranks 111 out of 374Before her are Hugh Masekela (1939), Pik Botha (1932), Devdas Gandhi (1900), John Kani (1943), Denis Goldberg (1933), and Roger Michell (1956). After her are Eben Dönges (1898), Kevin Curren (1958), Ted Grant (1913), George F. R. Ellis (1939), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), and Stanley Mandelstam (1928).

Among PAINTERS In South Africa

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