1753 - 1806

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Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese: 喜多川 歌麿; c. 1753 – 31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Utamaro has received more than 322,229 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Utamaro is the 184th most popular painter (up from 189th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Japan (up from 65th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Painter.

Utamaro is most famous for his portraits of beautiful women.

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Among painters, Utamaro ranks 184 out of 1,428Before him are Angelica Kauffman, Pierre Bonnard, Johannes Itten, Anton Raphael Mengs, Benozzo Gozzoli, and Joshua Reynolds. After him are Dieric Bouts, Pieter de Hooch, Zeuxis, Édouard-Henri Avril, John William Waterhouse, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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Among people born in 1753, Utamaro ranks 3Before him are Joseph de Maistre and Louis-Alexandre Berthier. After him are Benjamin Thompson, Lazare Carnot, Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, and Samuel Crompton. Among people deceased in 1806, Utamaro ranks 3Before him are Charles-Augustin de Coulomb and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. After him are Charles-Henri Sanson, William V, Prince of Orange, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Carlo Gozzi, Michael Haydn, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, and Claude Nicolas Ledoux.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Utamaro ranks 60 out of 5,560Before him are Jiro Horikoshi (1903), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Emperor Kōkaku (1771), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), and Date Masamune (1567). After him are Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Koxinga (1624), Natsume Sōseki (1867), Emperor Suizei (-669), and Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891).

Among PAINTERS In Japan

Among painters born in Japan, Utamaro ranks 2Before him are Yayoi Kusama (1929). After him are Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797), Suzuki Harunobu (1725), Sesshū Tōyō (1420), Yoshitoshi (1839), Hishikawa Moronobu (1618), Kunisada (1786), Masaaki Hatsumi (1931), Tsuguharu Foujita (1886), Takashi Murakami (1962), and Ogata Kōrin (1658).