Ernest Townsend

1880 - 1944

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Ernest Townsend (1 January 1880 – 22 January 1944) was a portrait artist from Derby in England.Townsend studied at Derby College of Art, Heatherleys in Chelsea and the Royal Academy. Among his works were a 1915 portrait of the Right Hon. Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Townsend has received more than 24,306 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernest Townsend is the 1,395th most popular painter (down from 1,223rd in 2019), the 4,287th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,504th in 2019) and the 91st most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Ernest Townsend ranks 1,395 out of 1,428Before him are John Sloan, Howard Hodgkin, Benjamin Wilson, Sarla Thakral, Kari Byron, and Erik Pevernagie. After him are Liu Xia, Stephen Wiltshire, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Peake the Elder, Vajiha Samadova, and Guity Novin.

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Among people born in 1880, Ernest Townsend ranks 166Before him are Christy Mathewson, Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans, Pandurang Vaman Kane, Einar Arnórsson, Eric Carlberg, and Luis Alberto Riart. After him are Giles Gilbert Scott, Damon Runyon, Earle Page, Nora Bayes, and Thomas Griffith Taylor. Among people deceased in 1944, Ernest Townsend ranks 231Before him are Toni Merkens, Mary Adela Blagg, C. V. Boys, Merna Kennedy, John Dill, and George B. Seitz. After him are Bud Jamison, Jessie Ralph, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, and George W. Norris.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ernest Townsend ranks 4,287 out of 6,924Before him are James Herbert (1943), Gary Cahill (1985), Michael Winterbottom (1961), Will Champion (1978), Bart McGhee (1899), and Joseph Thomson (1858). After him are Philippa York (1958), Charles Hutton (1737), Laura Haddock (1985), Samuel Arnold (1740), William Dunbar (1460), and Michelle Ryan (1984).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Ernest Townsend ranks 91Before him are Samuel Palmer (1805), William Duesbury (1725), Jack Butler Yeats (1871), Augustus John (1878), Howard Hodgkin (1932), and Benjamin Wilson (1721). After him are Stephen Wiltshire (1974), Robert Peake the Elder (1551), Tracey Emin (1963), Stanley Spencer (1891), Louise Rayner (1832), and Tom Roberts (1856).