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Shepard Fairey

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Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary artist, activist and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene. In 1989 he designed the "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (...OBEY...) sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).Fairey designed the Barack Obama "Hope" poster for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shepard Fairey has received more than 2,291,256 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Shepard Fairey is the 1,699th most popular painter (down from 1,411th in 2019), the 11,273rd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,911th in 2019) and the 134th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Shepard Fairey ranks 1,699 out of 1,421Before him are Louise Rayner, Robert S. Duncanson, Hablot Knight Browne, Kari Byron, John Opie, and George Peter Alexander Healy. After him are Elizabeth Catlett, Ali Divandari, Arthur Streeton, Maria de Dominici, Ernest Townsend, and Thomas Kinkade.

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Among people born in 1970, Shepard Fairey ranks 383Before him are Naoko Yamazaki, Sean Hayes, Ricco Groß, Amy Jo Johnson, Tomoko Kawakami, and Daniel Cosgrove. After him are Vanna, Marina Foïs, Moses Kiptanui, Nicklas Lidström, Joumana Haddad, and Mike Epps.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shepard Fairey ranks 11,273 out of 18,182Before him are Faith Evans (1973), Gene Fullmer (1931), Tony Ferguson (1984), Virginia Brown Faire (1904), Joe Fortenberry (1911), and Norman Podhoretz (1930). After him are Wayne Kramer (1948), Robb Flynn (1967), Charlie Ruggles (1886), Susan Saint James (1946), Jim Webb (1946), and Jon Abrahams (1977).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Shepard Fairey ranks 134Before him are Frank Weston Benson (1862), John La Farge (1835), Edwin Lord Weeks (1849), Robert S. Duncanson (1821), Kari Byron (1974), and George Peter Alexander Healy (1813). After him are Elizabeth Catlett (1915), Thomas Kinkade (1958), Laurel Holloman (1971), Eastman Johnson (1824), Samuel Colman (1832), and Lauren Faust (1974).

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