Gilbert Stuart

1755 - 1828

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Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart; December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island Colony who is widely considered one of America's foremost portraitists. His best-known work is an unfinished portrait of George Washington, begun in 1796, which is sometimes referred to as the Athenaeum Portrait. Stuart retained the portrait and used it to paint scores of copies that were commissioned by patrons in America and abroad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilbert Stuart has received more than 688,792 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Gilbert Stuart is the 1,064th most popular painter (down from 1,011th in 2019), the 3,850th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,482nd in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Gilbert Stuart ranks 1,064 out of 1,428Before him are Aleksander Orłowski, Il Pordenone, Aristides of Thebes, Otto Muehl, Orlan, and George Hendrik Breitner. After him are Romaine Brooks, Willem Drost, Philip de László, Jean-Baptiste Debret, James Turrell, and Rudolf von Alt.

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Among people born in 1755, Gilbert Stuart ranks 33Before him are John Marshall, Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, Anacharsis Cloots, Sarah Siddons, Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, and Alemdar Mustafa Pasha. After him are Princess Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt, Stanisław Staszic, Robert Kerr, Jean Louis Marie Poiret, Fausto Elhuyar, and Nicolas Fuss. Among people deceased in 1828, Gilbert Stuart ranks 24Before him are Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Richard Parkes Bonington, Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Lady Caroline Lamb, and Jacques Lauriston. After him are François Isaac de Rivaz, Jean-Joseph, Marquis Dessolles, Samuel Frederick Gray, Rachel Jackson, Vincenzo Monti, and Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gilbert Stuart ranks 3,850 out of 15,968Before him are Valerie Perrine (1943), Howard Stern (1954), James Ingram (1952), Ian Ziering (1964), Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981). After him are Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887), Dianne Feinstein (1933), Gene Autry (1907), Lena Horne (1917), Mickey Mantle (1931), and Mike Bongiorno (1924).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Gilbert Stuart ranks 45Before him are Barbara Kruger (1945), Gutzon Borglum (1867), Henry Hill (1943), Joseph Cornell (1903), Franz Kline (1910), and Richard Estes (1932). After him are James Turrell (1943), Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847), John Baldessari (1931), Jim Dine (1935), John Singleton Copley (1738), and Edwin Austin Abbey (1852).