PAINTER

Nicolas Poussin

1594 - 1665

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Nicolas Poussin (UK: , US: , French: [nikɔla pusɛ̃]; June 1594 – 19 November 1665) was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. Most of his works were on religious and mythological subjects painted for a small group of Italian and French collectors. He returned to Paris for a brief period to serve as First Painter to the King under Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, but soon returned to Rome and resumed his more traditional themes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Poussin has received more than 691,338 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Nicolas Poussin is the 45th most popular painter (up from 46th in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from France (up from 97th in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Painter.

Nicolas Poussin is most famous for his painting, "The Arcadian Shepherds."

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Nicolas Poussin ranks 45 out of 1,428Before him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Joan Miró, Masaccio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Tintoretto, and Gustave Courbet. After him are Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Klee, Egon Schiele, Kazimir Malevich, and Andrea del Verrocchio.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1594, Nicolas Poussin ranks 2Before him is Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After him are Willem Claesz. Heda, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, César, Duke of Vendôme, Clara Peeters, Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Ngawang Namgyal, and John Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. Among people deceased in 1665, Nicolas Poussin ranks 2Before him is Pierre de Fermat. After him are Philip IV of Spain, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, César, Duke of Vendôme, Andreas Cellarius, Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Elisabetta Sirani, Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria, Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, and Stefan Czarniecki.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas Poussin ranks 93 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Marcel Duchamp (1887), Louis IX of France (1214), Gustave Courbet (1819), and Peter Abelard (1079). After him are Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), André Gide (1869), and Rudolf Diesel (1858).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Nicolas Poussin ranks 12Before him are Édouard Manet (1832), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Edgar Degas (1834), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Jacques-Louis David (1748), and Gustave Courbet (1819). After him are Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Georges Braque (1882), Jean-François Millet (1814), Théodore Géricault (1791), Georges Seurat (1859), and Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684).