Gustave Courbet

1819 - 1877

Gustave Courbet

Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (UK: KOOR-bay, US: koor-BAY, French: [ɡystav kuʁbɛ]; 10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting. Committed to painting only what he could see, he rejected academic convention and the Romanticism of the previous generation of visual artists. His independence set an example that was important to later artists, such as the Impressionists and the Cubists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustave Courbet has received more than 1,185,745 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 42nd most popular painter.

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Among painters, Gustave Courbet ranks 42 out of 1,258Before him are Giotto, Jacques-Louis David, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Masaccio, and Tintoretto. After him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, J. M. W. Turner, Nicolas Poussin, Paul Klee, and Anthony van Dyck.

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Among people born in 1819, Gustave Courbet ranks 2Before him is Queen Victoria. After him are Jacques Offenbach, Herman Melville, Clara Schumann, Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, Albert, Prince Consort, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, John Ruskin, and Hippolyte Fizeau. Among people deceased in 1877, Gustave Courbet ranks 1After him are Brigham Young, Adolphe Thiers, Saigō Takamori, Crazy Horse, Urbain Le Verrier, Henry Fox Talbot, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Gustav, Prince of Vasa.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Courbet ranks 80 out of 4,109Before him are Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Louis the Pious (778), Romain Rolland (1866), Henry III of France (1551), and Charles X of France (1757). After him are Marcel Duchamp (1887), Francis II of France (1544), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Auguste and Louis Lumière (null), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Gustave Courbet ranks 11Before him are Édouard Manet (1832), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Edgar Degas (1834), and Jacques-Louis David (1748). After him are Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Georges Braque (1882), Jean-François Millet (1814), Henri Rousseau (1844), and Georges Seurat (1859).

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