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Augustus John

1878 - 1961

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Augustus Edwin John (4 January 1878 – 31 October 1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. For a time he was considered the most important artist at work in Britain: Virginia Woolf remarked that by 1908 the era of John Singer Sargent and Charles Wellington Furse "was over. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustus John has received more than 472,038 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Augustus John is the 1,651st most popular painter (down from 1,383rd in 2019), the 4,364th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,119th in 2019) and the 98th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Augustus John ranks 1,651 out of 1,421Before him are Barbara Bodichon, Milt Kahl, Erik Pevernagie, Gerald Scarfe, Benjamin Wilson, and John Henry Twachtman. After him are William Beechey, Liu Xia, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Eugene J. Martin, Sidney Nolan, and Charles Hamilton Smith.

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Among people born in 1878, Augustus John ranks 190Before him are The Great Gama, Muriel Robb, Wollmar Boström, Paul Weinstein, Peter Kemp, and William C. deMille. After him are Francisco Lagos Cházaro, John Cregan, Carl Eduard Hellmayr, John Masefield, Peder Kolstad, and Garrett Serviss. Among people deceased in 1961, Augustus John ranks 160Before him are Herman Glass, William Alexander Morgan, Henri Deloge, Ruth Chatterton, Romeo Neri, and Susanna M. Salter. After him are Jean Piot, William Z. Foster, Whittaker Chambers, Gail Russell, Earle Page, and Victor d'Arcy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Augustus John ranks 4,364 out of 7,765Before him are Zak Starkey (1965), Gerry Marsden (1942), Joseph Cook (1860), Dawn French (1957), John Barrowman (1967), and James Wyatt (1746). After him are Robert Edmond Grant (1793), Louis Fraser (1810), Michael Foot (1913), Jocelyn Pook (1960), Howard Donald (1968), and Daniel Harding (1975).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Augustus John ranks 98Before him are William Dobson (1610), Randolph Caldecott (1846), Helen Allingham (1848), Barbara Bodichon (1827), Gerald Scarfe (1936), and Benjamin Wilson (1721). After him are William Beechey (1753), Derek Riggs (1958), Robert Peake the Elder (1551), Thomas Baines (1820), William Duesbury (1725), and James Thornhill (1675).