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Yves Klein

1928 - 1962

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Yves Klein (French pronunciation: [iv klɛ̃]; 28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist and an important figure in post-war European art. He was a leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by art critic Pierre Restany. Klein was a pioneer in the development of performance art, and is seen as an inspiration to and as a forerunner of minimal art, as well as pop art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yves Klein has received more than 1,224,974 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Yves Klein is the 11th most popular artist, the 413th most popular biography from France (down from 361st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Artist.

Yves Klein is most famous for his monochromatic paintings.

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Among artists, Yves Klein ranks 11 out of 78Before him are Yoko Ono, Hans Holbein the Younger, Jusepe de Ribera, Victor Vasarely, Jean Arp, and Joseph Beuys. After him are Hiroshige, Marina Abramović, Theo van Doesburg, El Lissitzky, Käthe Kollwitz, and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Among people born in 1928, Yves Klein ranks 18Before him are Serge Gainsbourg, Philip K. Dick, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Osamu Tezuka, Jeanne Moreau, and Rinus Michels. After him are Didi, Shirley Temple, Roger Vadim, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Alvin Toffler, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Among people deceased in 1962, Yves Klein ranks 11Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt, William Faulkner, Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, and Georges Bataille. After him are Arthur Compton, Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Vasily Stalin, and Natalia Goncharova.

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In France

Among people born in France, Yves Klein ranks 413 out of 6,011Before him are René Goscinny (1926), André Citroën (1878), Robert I of France (860), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), and André Masséna (1758). After him are Alphonse Daudet (1840), Philippe Noiret (1930), Louis Renault (1843), Henri Charrière (1906), Nicolas Malebranche (1638), and Nicolas Appert (1749).

Among ARTISTS In France

Among artists born in France, Yves Klein ranks 3Before him are Marcel Duchamp (1887) and Jean Arp (1886). After him are Émile Gallé (1846).