John William Waterhouse

1849 - 1917

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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 – 10 February 1917) was an English painter known for working first in the Academic style and for then embracing the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood's style and subject matter. His artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. Born in Rome to English parents who were both painters, Waterhouse later moved to London, where he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John William Waterhouse has received more than 1,205,021 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). John William Waterhouse is the 189th most popular painter (down from 174th in 2019), the 633rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 587th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Italian Painter.

John William Waterhouse is most famous for his paintings of mythological and biblical scenes.

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Among painters, John William Waterhouse ranks 189 out of 1,428Before him are Joshua Reynolds, Utamaro, Dieric Bouts, Pieter de Hooch, Zeuxis, and Édouard-Henri Avril. After him are Lawrence Alma-Tadema, George Grosz, Antoine-Jean Gros, Chaim Soutine, Petrus Christus, and Jean Dubuffet.

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Among people born in 1849, John William Waterhouse ranks 7Before him are Ivan Pavlov, August Strindberg, Muhammad Abduh, August von Mackensen, Felix Klein, and Édouard-Henri Avril. After him are Bernhard von Bülow, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Alfred von Tirpitz, Bertha Benz, John Ambrose Fleming, and Sergei Witte. Among people deceased in 1917, John William Waterhouse ranks 14Before him are Buffalo Bill, Eduard Buchner, Edward Burnett Tylor, Adolf von Baeyer, Franz Brentano, and Emil von Behring. After him are Scott Joplin, Emil Theodor Kocher, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Ludwig Minkus, Radomir Putnik, and Liliʻuokalani.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, John William Waterhouse ranks 633 out of 4,088Before him are Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Atia (-85), Lucius Caesar (-17), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), and Dario Argento (1940). After him are Francesco Redi (1626), Pope John XVIII (970), Teia (550), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Saint Eustace (10), and Michelozzo (1396).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, John William Waterhouse ranks 50Before him are Giulio Romano (1499), Gentile Bellini (1429), Pinturicchio (1454), Lavinia Fontana (1552), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), and Zeuxis (-500). After him are Pisanello (1395), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Luca Giordano (1634), Pietro da Cortona (1596), Andrea Pozzo (1642), and Andrea del Castagno (1420).