William Holman Hunt

1827 - 1910

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William Holman Hunt (2 April 1827 – 7 September 1910) was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid colour, and elaborate symbolism. These features were influenced by the writings of John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle, according to whom the world itself should be read as a system of visual signs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Holman Hunt has received more than 776,183 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). William Holman Hunt is the 348th most popular painter (up from 387th in 2019), the 755th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 875th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Painter.

William Holman Hunt is most famous for his painting "The Light of the World" which he painted in 1854.

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Among painters, William Holman Hunt ranks 348 out of 2,023Before him are Lucio Fontana, John Singer Sargent, Richard Serra, Federico Zuccari, Dosso Dossi, and Polygnotus. After him are Philipp Otto Runge, Domenico Veneziano, Joseph Karl Stieler, Albert Anker, Taddeo Gaddi, and Nicolai Abildgaard.

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Among people born in 1827, William Holman Hunt ranks 11Before him are Ellen G. White, Joseph Lister, Heonjong of Joseon, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Deodoro da Fonseca, and Marcellin Berthelot. After him are Charles De Coster, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, Mangal Pandey, Jyotirao Phule, and John Hanning Speke. Among people deceased in 1910, William Holman Hunt ranks 26Before him are Giovanni Schiaparelli, Jules Renard, Pauline Viardot, An Jung-geun, Stanislao Cannizzaro, and Karl Lueger. After him are Albert Anker, Carl Reinecke, Jean Moréas, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Mikhail Vrubel, and William Huggins.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Holman Hunt ranks 755 out of 8,785Before him are Louise of Great Britain (1724), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), and Banksy (1970). After him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), James Hadley Chase (1906), James Lovelock (1919), Amy Winehouse (1983), Bernard Hill (1944), and Margaret of York (1446).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, William Holman Hunt ranks 8Before him are John Constable (1776), William Hogarth (1697), John Everett Millais (1829), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), Joshua Reynolds (1723), and Louis Wain (1860). After him are Leonora Carrington (1917), Thomas Cole (1801), Thomas Lawrence (1769), Richard Hamilton (1922), Edmund Leighton (1852), and John Tenniel (1820).