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 387,034 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Augustus John is the 1,387th most popular painter (down from 1,234th in 2019), the 4,128th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,712th in 2019) and the 88th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Augustus John ranks 1,387 out of 1,428Before him are Kiki Smith, Vilho Lampi, Jack Butler Yeats, Rob Gonsalves, Alice Neel, and Maxfield Parrish. After him are Władysław Hasior, John Frederick Kensett, John Sloan, Howard Hodgkin, Benjamin Wilson, and Sarla Thakral.

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Among people born in 1878, Augustus John ranks 173Before him are Zofka Kveder, Muriel Robb, Charles Tate Regan, Edith Hannam, John Masefield, and Francisco Lagos Cházaro. After him are Herbert H. Lehman, George M. Cohan, Oscar Olson, Albert Corey, Roy Atwell, and Thomas MacDonagh. Among people deceased in 1961, Augustus John ranks 138Before him are Albert Oldman, Anita Stewart, Uberto De Morpurgo, Romeo Neri, Ernest Payne, and Whittaker Chambers. After him are Gail Russell, Ruth Chatterton, Miriam A. Ferguson, Earle Page, Victor d'Arcy, and George Formby.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Augustus John ranks 4,128 out of 6,924Before him are Ivor Allchurch (1929), Ricky Whittle (1981), Isaac Hempstead Wright (1999), Ian Charleson (1949), Mark Jones (1933), and Bradley James (1983). After him are Julie Driscoll Tippetts (1947), Kris Marshall (1973), Jadon Sancho (2000), Vincent Nichols (1945), John Pulman (1923), and Katrin Cartlidge (1961).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Augustus John ranks 88Before him are Peter Doig (1959), Derek Riggs (1958), Helen Allingham (1848), Samuel Palmer (1805), William Duesbury (1725), and Jack Butler Yeats (1871). After him are Howard Hodgkin (1932), Benjamin Wilson (1721), Ernest Townsend (1880), Stephen Wiltshire (1974), Robert Peake the Elder (1551), and Tracey Emin (1963).