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John Russell

1858 - 1930

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John Peter Russell (16 June 1858 – 30 April 1930) was an Australian impressionist painter. Born and raised in Sydney, Russell moved to Europe in his late teenage years to attend art school. There, he befriended fellow pupil Vincent van Gogh and, in 1886, painted the first oil portrait of the artist, now held at the Van Gogh Museum. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Russell has received more than 60,591 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Russell is the 1,579th most popular painter (down from 1,292nd in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from Australia (down from 156th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Australian Painter.

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Among painters, John Russell ranks 1,579 out of 1,421Before him are Charles R. Knight, Ruth Smith, Clyfford Still, Thomas Hart Benton, Viktor Madarász, and Peter Perez Burdett. After him are Araniko, Peder Balke, Francisco Toledo, Giannino Castiglioni, Broncia Koller-Pinell, and Clive Bell.

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Among people born in 1858, John Russell ranks 106Before him are Henry Scott Tuke, Ferdinand Albin Pax, Stoyan Danev, Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, Eva Nansen, and May Robson. After him are Juan Luis Sanfuentes, Rosa Mayreder, Take Ionescu, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini, José Leite de Vasconcelos, and Joseph Thomson. Among people deceased in 1930, John Russell ranks 90Before him are Bill Holland, Joseph Alzin, Herbert Hall Turner, Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Helene Lange, and Jens Christian Christensen. After him are Launceston Elliot, Juan Luis Sanfuentes, Leonard Meredith, Gabriel Miró, Gombojab Tsybikov, and Šatrijos Ragana.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Russell ranks 192 out of 925Before him are Ashley Cooper (1936), May Robson (1858), John Pilger (1939), Quentin Bryce (1942), Mark Evans (1956), and Jai Courtney (1986). After him are Fred Schepisi (1939), Eliza Taylor (1989), David Chalmers (1966), Mike Chapman (1947), Greg Egan (1961), and Ian Thorpe (1982).

Among PAINTERS In Australia

Among painters born in Australia, John Russell ranks 2Before him are Albert Namatjira (1902). After him are Sidney Nolan (1917) and Arthur Streeton (1867).