Edward Weston

1886 - 1958

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Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958) was an American photographer. He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers" and "one of the masters of 20th century photography." Over the course of his 40-year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and especially Californian, approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Weston has received more than 807,002 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Edward Weston is the 34th most popular photographer (up from 35th in 2019), the 2,575th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,321st in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Photographer.

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Over the past year Edward Weston has had the most page views in the with 81,086 views, followed by Italian (9,953), and Spanish (8,446). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swedish (135.28%), Malagasy (114.29%), and Galician (102.23%)


Among photographers, Edward Weston ranks 34 out of 148Before him are Irving Penn, Berenice Abbott, Jan Saudek, Nan Goldin, Guillermo Kahlo, and Claude Cahun. After him are Lewis Hine, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Wilhelm Brasse, Peter Lindbergh, Andreas Gursky, and Philippe Halsman.

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Among people born in 1886, Edward Weston ranks 90Before him are Manuel Ponce, Sholem Schwarzbard, Edwin Fischer, Hiroshi Ōshima, Shūmei Ōkawa, and Olaf Stapledon. After him are Florence Lawrence, Frank Nitti, Anandyn Amar, Marthe Bibesco, Rudolf Schmidt, and Stefania Wilczyńska. Among people deceased in 1958, Edward Weston ranks 55Before him are Mikhail Zoshchenko, Johnston McCulley, Ludwig Crüwell, Aarre Merikanto, Roger Byrne, and Rudolf Rocker. After him are José Miaja, Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium, Claire Lee Chennault, Grigory Petrovsky, Peter Collins, and Pierre-Étienne Flandin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 2,575 out of 20,380Before him are John C. Bogle (1929), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), Peter Gallagher (1955), Chris Noth (1954), Christina Applegate (1971), and Tom Wolfe (1930). After him are William Henry Pickering (1858), Sal Mineo (1939), Terry Crews (1968), Charles Napier (1936), Bonnie Bedelia (1948), and Kelly Bishop (1944).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 10Before him are Alfred Stieglitz (1864), Richard Avedon (1923), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946), Irving Penn (1917), Berenice Abbott (1898), and Nan Goldin (1953). After him are Lewis Hine (1874), Carl Van Vechten (1880), Paul Strand (1890), Herb Ritts (1952), William Klein (1928), and Ansel Adams (1902).