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Raja Ravi Varma

1848 - 1906

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Raja Ravi Varma (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was an Indian painter and artist. His works are one of the best examples of the fusion of European academic art with a purely Indian sensibility and iconography. Especially, he was notable for making affordable lithographs of his paintings available to the public, which greatly enhanced his reach and influence as a painter and public figure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raja Ravi Varma has received more than 3,480,318 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Raja Ravi Varma is the 668th most popular painter (up from 798th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from India (up from 215th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Painter.

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 668 out of 1,421Before him are Andrea Sacchi, Louis-Michel van Loo, Toyen, Nikolai Ge, Peter Nicolai Arbo, and Andrew Wyeth. After him are Agatharchus, Cassandre, Donald Judd, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Narcisse Virgilio Díaz, and Nadežda Petrović.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1848, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 45Before him are Anna Boch, Maximilian von Prittwitz, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Lothar von Trotha, Hermann von Eichhorn, and Henri Duparc. After him are Viktor Meyer, Auguste Forel, Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Georges Ohnet, and Boris Stürmer. Among people deceased in 1906, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 18Before him are Anton Arensky, Alexander Kielland, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Mihály Zichy, Bartolomé Mitre, and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. After him are Joseph Monier, Eugène Carrière, Paul Drude, Prince Albert of Prussia, Jules Breton, and Ernesto Cesàro.

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In India

Among people born in India, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 214 out of 1,493Before him are Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Shah Alam II (1728), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942). After him are Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), Hyder Ali (1720), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Henry McMahon (1862), and Surdas (1478).

Among PAINTERS In India

Among painters born in India, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 1After him are Abanindranath Tagore (1871), M. F. Husain (1915), Sarla Thakral (1914), Jamini Roy (1887), and Basawan (1560).