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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yves Klein has received more than 970,342 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Yves Klein is the 11th most popular artist, the 362nd most popular biography from France (up from 380th 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 77Before him are M. C. Escher, Victor Vasarely, Hans Holbein the Younger, Jean Arp, Jusepe de Ribera, and Joseph Beuys. After him are Roy Lichtenstein, Hiroshige, Theo van Doesburg, El Lissitzky, Luca Signorelli, and Anders Zorn.

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Among people born in 1928, Yves Klein ranks 18Before him are Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, Rinus Michels, Shirley Temple, Osamu Tezuka, and Didi. After him are Jeanne Moreau, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Toffler, Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Agnès Varda. Among people deceased in 1962, Yves Klein ranks 10Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Adolf Eichmann, William Faulkner, Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, and Lucky Luciano. After him are Georges Bataille, Arthur Compton, Gaston Bachelard, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Auguste Piccard, and Stuart Sutcliffe.

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In France

Among people born in France, Yves Klein ranks 362 out of 5,234Before him are Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Carlo Buonaparte (1746), Fernand Léger (1881), Désirée Clary (1777), and Raymond Poincaré (1860). After him are Gregory of Tours (538), Pope Innocent V (1225), Theodor Eicke (1892), Anouk Aimée (1932), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), and Claude Bernard (1813).

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).