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Will Sampson

1933 - 1987

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William Sampson Jr. (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987) was a Muscogee Nation painter, actor, and rodeo performer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Will Sampson has received more than 2,382,873 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Will Sampson is the 721st most popular painter (up from 722nd in 2019), the 2,486th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,411th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Will Sampson ranks 721 out of 1,421Before him are Luis de Morales, John Martin, Sidney Paget, Paula Rego, Carle Vernet, and Jean-Baptiste Oudry. After him are Michiel Coxie, Apollodorus, Hans Richter, Takashi Murakami, Charlotte Salomon, and Julian Schnabel.

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Among people born in 1933, Will Sampson ranks 135Before him are Hannelore Kohl, Lubomyr Husar, Mako, Katharine, Duchess of Kent, Maurice André, and Eddie Adams. After him are Gloria Foster, Otto Barić, Charlie Wilson, Cissy Houston, Félicien Kabuga, and Dan Flavin. Among people deceased in 1987, Will Sampson ranks 66Before him are Geraldine Page, Mervyn LeRoy, Gordon Gollob, Herbert Blumer, Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, and Charan Singh. After him are Tawfiq al-Hakim, Masatoshi Nakayama, Joop den Uyl, Alfred Bester, Bertrand de Jouvenel, and Zeca Afonso.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Will Sampson ranks 2,486 out of 18,182Before him are Rue McClanahan (1934), Lincoln Ellsworth (1880), Lloyd Austin (1953), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Laura Linney (1964), and Henry Draper (1837). After him are Philly Joe Jones (1923), Ellen Barkin (1954), Laurie Holden (1969), John McTiernan (1951), Peter Coyote (1941), and Ellen Pompeo (1969).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Will Sampson ranks 26Before him are Richard Serra (1939), Asher Brown Durand (1796), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Donald Judd (1928), Jasper Johns (1930), and Allan Kaprow (1927). After him are Julian Schnabel (1951), Dorothea Tanning (1910), Thomas Eakins (1844), Winslow Homer (1836), Cindy Sherman (1954), and Lee Krasner (1908).