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Jan van Huysum

1682 - 1749

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Jan van Huysum (or Jan van Huijsum) (15 April 1682 – 8 February 1749) is the most notable member of the Van Huysum family of artists working in Dutch Golden Age of the 17th and 18th centuries; “by common consent, Jan van Huysum has been held to be the best painter of flowers.” Trained in decoration from a young age, he “gradually developed an execution of details of the utmost beauty and finish” creating “wonderful flower pieces whereon drops of water and crawling ants could be seen without a magnifying glass.. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan van Huysum has received more than 105,675 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jan van Huysum is the 716th most popular painter (up from 748th in 2019), the 287th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 282nd in 2019) and the 68th most popular Dutch Painter.

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Among painters, Jan van Huysum ranks 716 out of 1,421Before him are Liang Kai, Maurycy Gottlieb, Abraham van Beijeren, Allan Kaprow, Mihály Munkácsy, and Esaias van de Velde. After him are Luis de Morales, John Martin, Sidney Paget, Paula Rego, Carle Vernet, and Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

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Among people born in 1682, Jan van Huysum ranks 10Before him are Calico Jack, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Şehsuvar Sultan, Jacopo Amigoni, and Princess Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach. After him are William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Claudine Guérin de Tencin, Jean-François Dandrieu, John Hadley, Roger Cotes, and Johann Jacob Bach. Among people deceased in 1749, Jan van Huysum ranks 7Before him are Émilie du Châtelet, Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Adel Shah, Alessandro Magnasco, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, and William Jones. After him are Claudine Guérin de Tencin, Matthias Bel, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, Jan Frans van Bloemen, Mkhitar Sebastatsi, and André Cardinal Destouches.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan van Huysum ranks 287 out of 1,427Before him are Henk Sneevliet (1883), Abraham van Beijeren (1620), Geert Adriaans Boomgaard (1788), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Frank de Boer (1970), and Esaias van de Velde (1587). After him are Jaap Stam (1972), Marc Overmars (1973), Pieter Boddaert (1730), Joop den Uyl (1919), Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz (1657), and Jan Janssen (1940).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Jan van Huysum ranks 68Before him are Jozef Israëls (1824), Emanuel de Witte (1617), Hercules Seghers (1589), Aert de Gelder (1645), Abraham van Beijeren (1620), and Esaias van de Velde (1587). After him are Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633), Jan van der Heyden (1637), Albert van Ouwater (1415), Karel Dujardin (1622), Jan Miense Molenaer (1610), and Jan Mandijn (1500).