James Tissot

1836 - 1902

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Jacques Joseph Tissot (French: [ʒɑk ʒozɛf tiso]; 15 October 1836 – 8 August 1902), better known as James Tissot (), was a French painter, illustrator, and caricaturist. He was born to a drapery merchant and a milliner and decided to pursue a career in art at a young age, coming to incorporate elements of realism, early Impressionism, and academic art into his work. He is best known for a variety of genre paintings of contemporary European high society produced during the peak of his career, which focused on the people and women's fashion of the Belle Époque and Victorian England, but he would also explore many medieval, biblical, and Japoniste subjects throughout his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Tissot has received more than 799,599 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). James Tissot is the 463rd most popular painter (down from 275th in 2019), the 1,427th most popular biography from France (down from 868th in 2019) and the 97th most popular French Painter.

James Tissot was a French painter who is most famous for his paintings of biblical scenes.

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Among painters, James Tissot ranks 463 out of 2,023Before him are Ernest Meissonier, Anselm Feuerbach, Gu Kaizhi, Bob Ross, Hendrick ter Brugghen, and Matthäus Merian. After him are Pierre Puget, Giovanni Boldini, Jacopo de' Barbari, Hans Holbein the Elder, Godfrey Kneller, and Melozzo da Forlì.

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Among people born in 1836, James Tissot ranks 15Before him are Sakamoto Ryōma, Marie Henriette of Austria, Henri Fantin-Latour, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Jules Chéret, and Hassan I of Morocco. After him are Kalākaua, Joseph Chamberlain, Princess Anna of Prussia, Władysław Tarnowski, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, and Enomoto Takeaki. Among people deceased in 1902, James Tissot ranks 15Before him are Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Ion Ivanovici, Albert of Saxony, Jacint Verdaguer, and Henryk Siemiradzki. After him are Victor D'Hondt, Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Abel, and Masaoka Shiki.

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In France

Among people born in France, James Tissot ranks 1,427 out of 6,770Before him are Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (1724), Armand Peugeot (1849), Pierre Cambronne (1770), Roland Topor (1938), Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), and La Voisin (1640). After him are Marie de Rohan (1600), Pierre Puget (1620), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), Jacques Roux (1752), Henri, Prince of Condé (1588), and Patrick Depailler (1944).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, James Tissot ranks 97Before him are Yves Tanguy (1900), Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754), Françoise Gilot (1921), Louise Moillon (1610), Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774), and Ernest Meissonier (1815). After him are Pierre Puget (1620), Louise Abbéma (1853), Jean Clouet (1480), André Lhote (1885), Eugène Atget (1857), and Paloma Picasso (1949).