William Holman Hunt

1827 - 1910

William Holman Hunt

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 406,070 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 302nd most popular painter.

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Among painters, William Holman Hunt ranks 301 out of 1,258Before him are Gabriël Metsu, Adriaen van Ostade, Salvator Rosa, David Teniers the Younger, Horace Vernet, and Pieter Aertsen. After him are Hendrick Avercamp, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Philipp Otto Runge, Alexej von Jawlensky, Polygnotus, and Carl Spitzweg.

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Among people born in 1827, William Holman Hunt ranks 9Before him are Ellen G. White, Josef Strauss, Joseph Lister, Francisco Solano López, Marcellin Berthelot, and Heonjong of Joseon. After him are Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Charles De Coster, John Hanning Speke, Deodoro da Fonseca, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and Mangal Pandey. Among people deceased in 1910, William Holman Hunt ranks 20Before him are Marius Petipa, Johann Gottfried Galle, Luigi Lucheni, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Léon Walras, and Huo Yuanjia. After him are Pauline Viardot, Carl Reinecke, An Jung-geun, Jules Renard, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Jean Moréas.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Holman Hunt ranks 647 out of 5,347Before him are Edgar Adrian (1889), Christopher Nolan (1970), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Duncan Edwards (1936), Richard Arkwright (1732), and John Henry Newman (1801). After him are John Cale (1942), William Webb Ellis (1806), Amélie of Orléans (1865), James Macpherson (1736), Robert Graves (1895), and Jessica Tandy (1909).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, William Holman Hunt ranks 7Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775), John Constable (1776), William Hogarth (1697), John Everett Millais (1829), Joshua Reynolds (1723), and Thomas Gainsborough (1727). After him are Richard Hamilton (1922), Leonora Carrington (1917), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), John Tenniel (1820), Frederic Leighton (1830), and Edmund Leighton (1852).