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James Ensor
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Artist
    (April 13, 1860-November 19, 1949)
    Paintings include ‘Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889,’ ‘Intrigue,’ ‘The Temptation of St. Anthony,’ ‘Self Portrait,’ ‘The Rower,’ ‘Special Masks,’ ‘My Preferred Room,’ ‘Lady Eating Oysters,’ ‘Death Pursuing Mankind’ and ‘Elderly Lady with Mask’
    First Baron Ensor
    He hated parties and festivals.
    He was known for his paintings of grotesque faces and masks.
    He was a gloomy, depressed youth, but cheered up fast when he became rich and famous.
    He claimed the goddess Venus attended his birth, saying ‘she smelled pleasantly of salt water.’
    He suffered from ulcers.
    His family refused to let him marry his girlfriend.
    He influenced many later painters.
    He was made a baron by the king.
    Belgium put his picture on their 100-franc note (1995).
    They Might Be Giants wrote a catchy song about him.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 102 Votes: 57.84% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 69 Votes: 73.91% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 56 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 117 Votes: 49.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 154 Votes: 57.79% Annoying
 
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