Alfred Sisley

1839 - 1899

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Alfred Sisley (; French: [sislɛ]; 30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Sisley has received more than 706,972 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Alfred Sisley is the 80th most popular painter (down from 66th in 2019), the 232nd most popular biography from France (down from 189th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular French Painter.

Alfred Sisley is most famous for his paintings of the French countryside.

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Among painters, Alfred Sisley ranks 80 out of 2,023Before him are Ilya Repin, Francisco de Zurbarán, Cimabue, Gustave Doré, Diego Rivera, and François Boucher. After him are Jackson Pollock, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Canaletto, Pietro Perugino, Berthe Morisot, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

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Among people born in 1839, Alfred Sisley ranks 5Before him are Paul Cézanne, John D. Rockefeller, Sully Prudhomme, and Modest Mussorgsky. After him are Charles Sanders Peirce, Carol I of Romania, George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1899, Alfred Sisley ranks 2Before him is Johann Strauss II. After him are Robert Bunsen, Leo von Caprivi, Félix Faure, Rosa Bonheur, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Sophus Lie, Paul Reuter, Ernest Chausson, and Giovanni Segantini.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alfred Sisley ranks 232 out of 6,770Before him are François Boucher (1703), Pope Urban VI (1318), Philip V of France (1293), Christian Dior (1905), Antoine Meillet (1866), and John II of France (1319). After him are Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Charles the Simple (879), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), Joseph Fouché (1759), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), and Jeanne Calment (1875).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Alfred Sisley ranks 22Before him are Théodore Géricault (1791), Georges Seurat (1859), Henri Rousseau (1844), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), Gustave Doré (1832), and François Boucher (1703). After him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Berthe Morisot (1841), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Honoré Daumier (1808), Francis Picabia (1879), and Paul Signac (1863).