PAINTER

Zdzisław Beksiński

1929 - 2005

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Zdzisław Beksiński (pronounced [ˈzd͡ʑiswaf bɛkˈɕiɲskʲi]; 24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor, specializing in the field of dystopian surrealism. Beksiński made his paintings and drawings in what he called either a 'Baroque' or a 'Gothic' manner. His creations were made mainly in two periods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zdzisław Beksiński has received more than 1,232,546 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Zdzisław Beksiński is the 249th most popular painter (down from 213th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Poland (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Painter.

Zdzisław Beksiński is most famous for his surrealist paintings.

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Zdzisław Beksiński ranks 249 out of 1,428. Before him are Hyacinthe Rigaud, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, Giacomo Balla, Guercino, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Luigi Russolo. After him are Bernardo Bellotto, Hendrick Avercamp, Viktor Vasnetsov, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, James Tissot, and Domenichino.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Zdzisław Beksiński ranks 44Before him are John Cassavetes, Bill Evans, James Last, Rudolf Mössbauer, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Chespirito. After him are Jean Simmons, June Carter Cash, Ralf Dahrendorf, Günter Schabowski, Hebe Camargo, and Lennart Meri. Among people deceased in 2005, Zdzisław Beksiński ranks 26Before him are Philip Johnson, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, James Callaghan, Ezer Weizman, Anne Bancroft, and Ernst Mayr. After him are Max Schmeling, Pat Morita, Joseph Rotblat, Maria Schell, Lucien Laurent, and Moustapha Akkad.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Zdzisław Beksiński ranks 133 out of 1,231. Before him are Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Rochus Misch (1917), Arthur Liebehenschel (1901), and Jerzy Grotowski (1933). After him are Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Paul Gottlieb Nipkow (1860), Alexander Jagiellon (1461), Mieszko I of Poland (940), Donald Tusk (1957), and Samuel Reshevsky (1911).

Among PAINTERS In Poland

Among painters born in Poland, Zdzisław Beksiński ranks 2Before him are Tamara de Lempicka (1898). After him are Jan Matejko (1838), Aleksandra Ekster (1882), Otto Mueller (1874), Moïse Kisling (1891), Hans Bellmer (1902), Tadeusz Kantor (1915), Otto Freundlich (1878), Jacek Malczewski (1854), Józef Brandt (1841), and Olga Boznańska (1865).