Will Sampson

1933 - 1987

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Will Sampson has received more than 1,528,057 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Will Sampson is the 723rd most popular painter (up from 792nd in 2019), the 2,412th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,553rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Will Sampson ranks 723 out of 1,428Before him are Jean-Baptiste Isabey, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Roberto Matta, Antonio Vivarini, Arthur Rackham, and Francesco Squarcione. After him are John Collier, Sophie Gengembre Anderson, Sigmar Polke, Jean Malouel, Giovanna Garzoni, and Sebastiaen Vrancx.

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Among people born in 1933, Will Sampson ranks 131Before him are Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Nexhmije Pagarusha, Julian Bream, Cees Nooteboom, Emanuel Ungaro, and Renato Salvatori. After him are Edward Bunker, Viktor Patsayev, Gregory III Laham, Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria, Jörn Donner, and Lubomyr Husar. Among people deceased in 1987, Will Sampson ranks 70Before him are Einar Gerhardsen, J. P. Guilford, Zeca Afonso, Mahadevi Varma, Carlos José Castilho, and Américo Tomás. After him are Andrei Mironov, Maria von Trapp, Gustav Fröhlich, Lorne Greene, Salim Ali, and Otto Wöhler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Will Sampson ranks 2,412 out of 15,968Before him are Lew Wallace (1827), Elgin Baylor (1934), Louis Gossett Jr. (1936), Murray Perahia (1947), Parry O'Brien (1932), and Jimmy Cobb (1929). After him are Wilbur Scoville (1865), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), Rex Tillerson (1952), and Janet Jackson (1966).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Will Sampson ranks 30Before him are Lee Krasner (1908), Carl Andre (1935), Bruce Nauman (1941), Donald Judd (1928), Dorothea Tanning (1910), and Cindy Sherman (1954). After him are Benjamin West (1738), George Segal (1924), James Rosenquist (1933), Evel Knievel (1938), Winslow Homer (1836), and Sam Francis (1923).