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Tom Roberts

1856 - 1931

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Thomas William Roberts (8 March 1856 – 14 September 1931) was an English-born Australian artist and a key member of the Heidelberg School art movement, also known as Australian impressionism. After studying in Melbourne, he travelled to Europe in 1881 to further his training, and returned home in 1885, "primed with whatever was the latest in art". A leading proponent of painting en plein air, he joined Frederick McCubbin in founding the Box Hill artists' camp, the first of several plein air camps frequented by members of the Heidelberg School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Roberts has received more than 294,426 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Tom Roberts is the 1,690th most popular painter (down from 1,409th in 2019), the 4,992nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,790th in 2019) and the 111th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Tom Roberts ranks 1,690 out of 1,421Before him are Jack Butler Yeats, David Cox, Israel Tsvaygenbaum, Edwin Lord Weeks, Keiji Inafune, and Tracey Emin. After him are Stanley Spencer, Abd al-Samad, Louise Rayner, Robert S. Duncanson, Hablot Knight Browne, and Kari Byron.

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Among people born in 1856, Tom Roberts ranks 117Before him are Karolina Widerström, Paul Henri Lecomte, Keir Hardie, William Wallace Denslow, Frank Harris, and Kenyon Cox. After him are Jens Bratlie and John Redmond. Among people deceased in 1931, Tom Roberts ranks 135Before him are Daniel Chester French, Charles Clary, John Monash, Frank Harris, Alma Rubens, and George Whitefield Chadwick. After him are Robert Edeson and Vachel Lindsay.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tom Roberts ranks 4,992 out of 7,765Before him are Lady Charlotte Guest (1812), Dave Stewart (1950), Roland Young (1887), Grahame Clark (1907), Sybil Thorndike (1882), and Frances Wright (1795). After him are William Orbit (1956), Tim Renwick (1949), Stanley Spencer (1891), Steve Strange (1959), Horace Gould (1921), and Paul Mariner (1953).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Tom Roberts ranks 111Before him are Peter Doig (1959), Stephen Wiltshire (1974), Rebecca Solomon (1832), Jack Butler Yeats (1871), David Cox (1783), and Tracey Emin (1963). After him are Stanley Spencer (1891), Louise Rayner (1832), Hablot Knight Browne (1815), John Opie (1761), Ernest Townsend (1880), and Alfred E. Goodey (1878).