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Ernest Townsend

1880 - 1944

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Ernest Townsend (1 January 1880 – 22 January 1944) was a British portraitist from Derby.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 27,351 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernest Townsend is the 1,704th most popular painter (down from 1,392nd in 2019), the 5,359th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,279th in 2019) and the 116th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Ernest Townsend ranks 1,704 out of 1,421Before him are George Peter Alexander Healy, Shepard Fairey, Elizabeth Catlett, Ali Divandari, Arthur Streeton, and Maria de Dominici. After him are Thomas Kinkade, Laurel Holloman, Maggie Laubser, Eastman Johnson, Samuel Colman, and Ghada Amer.

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Among people born in 1880, Ernest Townsend ranks 207Before him are William Varley, Tom Taylor, Einar Arnórsson, Joseph Stadler, Giles Gilbert Scott, and Thomas Thorstensen. After him are Thomas Griffith Taylor, Nora Bayes, Vere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough, Leo Carrillo, and George Poage. Among people deceased in 1944, Ernest Townsend ranks 270Before him are Mike Bookie, C. V. Boys, George B. Seitz, Charles Marion, Siegfried Purner, and Chandramukhi Basu. After him are Robert Frazer, Bud Jamison, Laird Cregar, Jessie Ralph, Albert B. Fall, and George W. Norris.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ernest Townsend ranks 5,359 out of 7,765Before him are Prince Louis of Cambridge (2018), Tom Hopper (1985), Robin Montgomerie-Charrington (1915), Dan Wheldon (1978), Marc Warren (1967), and Kathleen Booth (1922). After him are Les Leston (1920), Douglas Booth (1992), Jeff Rawle (1951), Peter Ebdon (1970), David Rohl (1950), and Nicola Walker (1970).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Ernest Townsend ranks 116Before him are Tracey Emin (1963), Tom Roberts (1856), Stanley Spencer (1891), Louise Rayner (1832), Hablot Knight Browne (1815), and John Opie (1761). After him are Alfred E. Goodey (1878).