John Constable

1776 - 1837

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John Constable (; 11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English landscape painter in the Romantic tradition. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for revolutionising the genre of landscape painting with his pictures of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home – now known as "Constable Country" – which he invested with an intensity of affection. "I should paint my own places best", he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, "painting is but another word for feeling".Constable's most famous paintings include Wivenhoe Park (1816), Dedham Vale (1821) and The Hay Wain (1821). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Constable has received more than 1,354,156 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). John Constable is the 133rd most popular painter (down from 119th in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 238th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Painter.

John Constable is most famous for his paintings of the English countryside.

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Among painters, John Constable ranks 133 out of 1,428Before him are Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Emil Nolde, Albrecht Altdorfer, Otto Dix, and Jean-Léon Gérôme. After him are Jan Steen, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Odilon Redon, Robert Campin, Theo van Gogh, and Charles Le Brun.

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Among people born in 1776, John Constable ranks 5Before him are E. T. A. Hoffmann, Amedeo Avogadro, Johann Friedrich Herbart, and Sophie Germain. After him are Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Baden, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Pehr Henrik Ling, and Barthold Georg Niebuhr. Among people deceased in 1837, John Constable ranks 5Before him are Alexander Pushkin, William IV of the United Kingdom, Charles Fourier, and Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden. After him are Hortense de Beauharnais, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Georg Büchner, Giacomo Leopardi, François Gérard, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, and John Field.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Constable ranks 264 out of 6,924Before him are Alan Parker (1944), Harold Godwinson (1022), Peter Higgs (1929), John Herschel (1792), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), and Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496). After him are Graham Greene (1904), John Venn (1834), Saint Walpurga (710), Jon Lord (1941), Richard Cromwell (1626), and Edward Gibbon (1737).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, John Constable ranks 2Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775). After him are Thomas Gainsborough (1727), John Everett Millais (1829), Joshua Reynolds (1723), William Hogarth (1697), Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Leonora Carrington (1917), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).