Walter Crane

1845 - 1915

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Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was a British artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children's book creators of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the later 19th century. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Crane has received more than 260,549 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Walter Crane is the 790th most popular painter (up from 818th in 2019), the 1,639th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,638th in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Walter Crane ranks 790 out of 1,428Before him are Vasily Polenov, Albert van Ouwater, James Gillray, Carolus-Duran, Spinello Aretino, and Anton Graff. After him are Marie Bracquemond, Roman Opałka, Ogata Kōrin, Franz von Lenbach, Bartolomé Bermejo, and Francesco Filippini.

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Among people born in 1845, Walter Crane ranks 35Before him are Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover, Infanta Antónia of Portugal, Jacint Verdaguer, Tristan Corbière, Fernand Cormon, and Francis Ysidro Edgeworth. After him are Ödön Lechner, Émile Boutroux, Eugène Grasset, Jan Czerski, Jules Guesde, and Friedrich Martens. Among people deceased in 1915, Walter Crane ranks 39Before him are Vazha-Pshavela, I. L. Peretz, Ankō Itosu, Sandford Fleming, Nadežda Petrović, and Joe Hill. After him are Carlos Finlay, Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria, Eugène Jansson, Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild, Béla Kiss, and Nagakura Shinpachi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Walter Crane ranks 1,639 out of 6,924Before him are Herbert Read (1893), Ronnie Biggs (1929), Orderic Vitalis (1075), Prince Henri of Orléans (1867), William Parry (1790), and Henry Sidgwick (1838). After him are Irvine Welsh (1957), Limahl (1958), James Finlayson (1887), James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie (1812), Louise, Princess Royal (1867), and Timothy Spall (1957).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Walter Crane ranks 25Before him are Arthur Rackham (1867), John Collier (1850), John William Godward (1861), Thomas Cole (1801), Louis Wain (1860), and James Gillray (1756). After him are Effie Gray (1828), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Frank Dicksee (1853), Herbert James Draper (1863), Sidney Paget (1860), and Vanessa Bell (1879).