Robert Hughes

1938 - 2012

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Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries. He was described in 1997 by Robert Boynton of The New York Times as "the most famous art critic in the world."Hughes earned widespread recognition for his book and television series on modern art, The Shock of the New, and for his longstanding position as art critic with TIME magazine. He is also known for his best seller The Fatal Shore (1986), a study of the British convict system in early Australian history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Hughes has received more than 31,883 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Hughes is the 4,639th most popular writer (down from 4,193rd in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from Australia (down from 202nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Australian Writer.

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Among writers, Robert Hughes ranks 4,639 out of 5,794. Before him are George Woodcock, Earl Derr Biggers, Magdi Allam, Carlo Cassola, Albert Mol, and Zofka Kveder. After him are Olivia Manning, Jerry Falwell, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Kalhana, Peter S. Beagle, and Liam O'Flaherty.

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Among people born in 1938, Robert Hughes ranks 369Before him are Robin Hartshorne, Pedro Zaballa, André Chorda, Stien Kaiser, Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn, and Olga Szabó-Orbán. After him are Bohumil Němeček, Haruhiro Yamashita, Terrence McNally, Michael Murphy, Sheila Dikshit, and Geoff Murphy. Among people deceased in 2012, Robert Hughes ranks 314Before him are Phillip V. Tobias, Margaret Mahy, François Migault, Valeri Vasiliev, Barney McKenna, and Jenni Rivera. After him are Doc Watson, Eric Sykes, Frances Spence, Slater Martin, Art Larsen, and Nelson Prudêncio.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Robert Hughes ranks 205 out of 790. Before him are Angela White (1985), Frank Hurley (1885), Neale Fraser (1933), Sidney Nolan (1917), John Winter (1924), and Liam McIntyre (1982). After him are Alfred Deakin (1856), J. L. Mackie (1917), Esna Boyd (1899), Costas Mandylor (1965), Shirley Strickland (1925), and David Chalmers (1966).

Among WRITERS In Australia

Among writers born in Australia, Robert Hughes ranks 16Before him are James Aldridge (1918), Gregory David Roberts (1952), Peter Carey (1943), Markus Zusak (1975), Greg Egan (1961), and Trudi Canavan (1969). After him are Patricia Wrightson (1921), Henry Lawson (1867), Banjo Paterson (1864), Les Murray (1938), David Malouf (1934), and Kate Morton (1976).