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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 paintings are known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. A high proportion depict a single young and beautiful woman in a historical costume and setting, though there are some ventures into Orientalist painting and genre painting, still mostly featuring women. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John William Waterhouse has received more than 1,673,136 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). John William Waterhouse is the 185th most popular painter (up from 189th in 2019), the 652nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 633rd in 2019) and the 47th 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 185 out of 1,421Before him are Pierre Bonnard, Francis Picabia, Theo van Gogh, Nicholas Roerich, Lucas Cranach the Younger, and Thomas Gainsborough. After him are Margaret Keane, Pietro da Cortona, Suzanne Valadon, Fra Bartolomeo, Benozzo Gozzoli, and Quentin Matsys.

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Among people born in 1849, John William Waterhouse ranks 10Before him are August von Mackensen, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Édouard-Henri Avril, Bernhard von Bülow, Felix Klein, and Alfred von Tirpitz. After him are Sergei Witte, Bertha Benz, John Ambrose Fleming, Eva Gonzalès, Ellen Key, and Blanche Monnier. Among people deceased in 1917, John William Waterhouse ranks 14Before him are Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, Emil von Behring, Buffalo Bill, and Emil Theodor Kocher. After him are Franz Brentano, Scott Joplin, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Ludwig Minkus, Ranavalona III, and Hussein Kamel of Egypt.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, John William Waterhouse ranks 652 out of 4,668Before him are Luca Signorelli (1450), Dario Argento (1940), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), and Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562). After him are Cassiodorus (487), Agathocles of Syracuse (-361), Theano (-600), Pope Sergius II (800), Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685), and Pope Mark (290).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, John William Waterhouse ranks 47Before him are Lavinia Fontana (1552), Gentile Bellini (1429), Antonello da Messina (1430), Giulio Romano (1499), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), and Agostino Carracci (1557). After him are Pietro da Cortona (1596), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), Pisanello (1395), Zeuxis (-500), and Andrea del Castagno (1420).