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Georges Seurat

1859 - 1891

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Georges Pierre Seurat (UK: SUR-ah, -⁠uh, US: suu-RAH, French: [ʒɔʁʒ pjɛʁ sœʁa]; 2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist artist. He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism as well as pointillism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Seurat has received more than 1,915,969 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Georges Seurat is the 63rd most popular painter (up from 66th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from France (up from 177th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Painter.

Georges Seurat is most famous for his painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Georges Seurat ranks 63 out of 1,428Before him are Jackson Pollock, Paolo Veronese, J. M. W. Turner, Giorgione, Diego Rivera, and Théodore Géricault. After him are Giovanni Bellini, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Frans Hals, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Honoré Daumier, and Piero della Francesca.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1859, Georges Seurat ranks 10Before him are Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, John Dewey, Edmund Husserl, Pierre Curie, and Alfred Dreyfus. After him are Svante Arrhenius, Billy the Kid, Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, and Alexander Stepanovich Popov. Among people deceased in 1891, Georges Seurat ranks 3Before him are Arthur Rimbaud and Nikolaus Otto. After him are Herman Melville, Helena Blavatsky, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Léo Delibes, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Pedro II of Brazil, and Theo van Gogh.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Seurat ranks 167 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Sylvester II (938), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Pope Gregory XI (1370), Théodore Géricault (1791), and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754). After him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Joachim Murat (1767), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), and Pope Clement VI (1291).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Georges Seurat ranks 17Before him are Gustave Courbet (1819), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Georges Braque (1882), Jean-François Millet (1814), and Théodore Géricault (1791). After him are Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Honoré Daumier (1808), Gustave Doré (1832), Henri Rousseau (1844), Alfred Sisley (1839), and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796).