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Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese: 東洲斎 写楽; active 1794–1795) was a Japanese ukiyo-e print designer, known for his portraits of kabuki actors. Neither his true name nor the dates of his birth or death are known. His active career as a woodblock artist spanned ten months; his prolific work met disapproval and his output came to an end as suddenly and mysteriously as it had begun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sharaku has received more than 174,757 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Sharaku is the 535th most popular painter (up from 692nd in 2019).

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Among painters, Sharaku ranks 535 out of 1,428Before him are Julian Schnabel, Pierre Auguste Cot, Peter von Cornelius, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Paloma Picasso, and Jan Toorop. After him are Georg Baselitz, Vlaho Bukovac, Richard Serra, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Moïse Kisling, and Paris Bordone.

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Among people born in 1701, Sharaku ranks 7Before him are Anders Celsius, Anna Magdalena Bach, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, Maria Amalia of Austria, Charles Marie de La Condamine, and Pietro Longhi. After him are Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Dmitry Laptev, Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, Wu Jingzi, and Johann Jakob Breitinger. Among people deceased in 1801, Sharaku ranks 13Before him are Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Carl Stamitz, Andrea Luchesi, Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Murad Bey, and Benedict Arnold. After him are Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Franz Moritz von Lacy.

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