Raja Ravi Varma

1848 - 1906

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Raja Ravi Varma (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was an Indian painter and artist. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. His works are one of the best examples of the fusion of European academic art with a purely Indian sensibility and iconography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raja Ravi Varma has received more than 2,519,733 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Raja Ravi Varma is the 799th most popular painter (down from 721st in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from India (down from 191st in 2019) and the most popular Indian Painter.

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Among painters, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 799 out of 1,428Before him are Ogata Kōrin, Franz von Lenbach, Bartolomé Bermejo, Francesco Filippini, Alexei Savrasov, and André Beauneveu. After him are Jean Metzinger, Konstantin Korovin, Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Benjamin West, Giampietrino, and Claude Gillot.

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Among people born in 1848, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 49Before him are Jules Bastien-Lepage, Hermann von Eichhorn, Victor Noir, Henri Duparc, Kate Sheppard, and Viktor Meyer. After him are Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Boris Stürmer, Albert Robida, Hans Delbrück, Georges Ohnet, and Auguste Forel. Among people deceased in 1906, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 23Before him are Paul Drude, Eugène Carrière, Joseph Monier, Princess Louise of Denmark, Prince Albert of Prussia, and Samuel Pierpont Langley. After him are Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau, Frits Thaulow, Vladimir Stasov, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, and Ernesto Cesàro.

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In India

Among people born in India, Raja Ravi Varma ranks 215 out of 1,227Before him are Thiruvalluvar (350), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Narayana Guru (1855), Birsa Munda (1875), Liaquat Ali Khan (1895), and Lala Lajpat Rai (1865). After him are Ratan Tata (1937), Charan Singh (1902), K. Kamaraj (1903), Jaya Bachchan (1948), Abhinavagupta (950), and Feroze Gandhi (1912).

Among PAINTERS In India

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