John Flaxman

1755 - 1826

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John Flaxman (6 July 1755 – 7 December 1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Flaxman has received more than 115,424 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. John Flaxman is the 94th most popular sculptor (up from 96th in 2019), the 1,692nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,668th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Sculptor.

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Among sculptors, John Flaxman ranks 94 out of 190Before him are Giuseppe Prinzi, Thutmose, Dennis Oppenheim, Antoine-Louis Barye, Antonio Rossellino, and Lorenzo Bartolini. After him are Georg Rafael Donner, Properzia de' Rossi, Dan Flavin, Walter De Maria, Germain Pilon, and Daniel Buren.

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Among people born in 1755, John Flaxman ranks 23Before him are Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow, Quatremère de Quincy, Bertrand Barère, and Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy. After him are Gaspard de Prony, Nicolas-Jacques Conté, Infante Antonio Pascual of Spain, John Marshall, Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, and Anacharsis Cloots. Among people deceased in 1826, John Flaxman ranks 27Before him are Johann Baptist von Spix, François-Joseph Talma, Jean Lafitte, Clarke Abel, Johann Peter Hebel, and Marie-Guillemine Benoist. After him are Georg Franz Hoffmann, Shaykh Ahmad, Fyodor Rostopchin, Jens Baggesen, Pavel Pestel, and Conrad Malte-Brun.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Flaxman ranks 1,692 out of 6,924Before him are Patrick Head (1946), Noel Gallagher (1967), Catherine Carey (1523), John Wyndham (1903), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), and Ian Wilmut (1944). After him are James Cosmo (1947), Robert Blake (1599), George Green (1793), Dunstan (909), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), and Karen Armstrong (1944).

Among SCULPTORS In United Kingdom

Among sculptors born in United Kingdom, John Flaxman ranks 2Before him are Henry Moore (1898). After him are Richard Long (1945), Eduardo Paolozzi (1924), Tony Cragg (1949), W. J. Coffee (1774), Anthony Caro (1924), Andy Goldsworthy (1956), Barry Flanagan (1941), Antony Gormley (1950), Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781), and Ronald Pope (1920).