Wolf Vostell

1932 - 1998

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Wolf Vostell (14 October 1932 – 3 April 1998) was a German painter and sculptor, considered one of the early adopters of video art and installation art and pioneer of Happenings and Fluxus. Techniques such as blurring and Dé-coll/age are characteristic of his work, as is embedding objects in concrete and the use of television sets in his works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolf Vostell has received more than 130,802 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Wolf Vostell is the 416th most popular painter (down from 393rd in 2019), the 1,101st most popular biography from Germany (down from 989th in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Painter.

Wolf Vostell is most famous for his work in the Dada and Fluxus movements, as well as his work with kinetic art.

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Among painters, Wolf Vostell ranks 416 out of 1,428Before him are Albert Anker, Nicolai Abildgaard, Jean Clouet, Lorenzo Costa, Enrique Simonet, and Wilhelm Busch. After him are Antonis Mor, Paul Gachet, Veit Stoss, Otto Mueller, Jean-Marc Nattier, and Raoul Hausmann.

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Among people born in 1932, Wolf Vostell ranks 76Before him are Rainer Weiss, Petula Clark, Vytautas Landsbergis, Thomas Klestil, Pier Angeli, and Fernando Arrabal. After him are Walter Gilbert, Antonio Tejero, Benigno Aquino Jr., Michael Smith, Oscar de la Renta, and Joe Zawinul. Among people deceased in 1998, Wolf Vostell ranks 33Before him are Falco, Vasily Arkhipov, Nelson Goodman, Conrad Schumann, David McClelland, and André Weil. After him are Maurice Bucaille, Martha Gellhorn, Alan Hodgkin, Nizar Qabbani, Shoichi Nishimura, and Alan J. Pakula.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolf Vostell ranks 1,101 out of 5,289Before him are Anton Praetorius (1560), Otto Georg Thierack (1889), Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), and Wilhelm Busch (1832). After him are George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg (1582), Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (1728), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Henry Suso (1295), Michael Ballack (1976), and Veit Stoss (1450).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Wolf Vostell ranks 39Before him are Erich Heckel (1883), Max Klinger (1857), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), Hans Burgkmair (1473), Anselm Kiefer (1945), and Wilhelm Busch (1832). After him are Veit Stoss (1450), Gabriele Münter (1877), Anna Maria van Schurman (1607), Anselm Feuerbach (1829), Joos van Cleve (1485), and Joseph Karl Stieler (1781).