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 593,696 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. William Holman Hunt is the 388th most popular painter (down from 318th in 2019), the 876th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 709th in 2019) and the 10th most popular 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 388 out of 1,421Before him are Grandma Moses, Adam Elsheimer, Dosso Dossi, Melozzo da Forlì, Édouard Vuillard, and Eugène Atget. After him are Lyonel Feininger, Georg Baselitz, Fernand Khnopff, Frederic Leighton, Giambattista Pittoni, and Jean-Marc Nattier.

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Among people born in 1827, William Holman Hunt ranks 14Before him are Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Marcellin Berthelot, Deodoro da Fonseca, Jyotirao Phule, John Hanning Speke, and Mangal Pandey. After him are Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Charles De Coster, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, Mihály Zichy, George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, and Oswald Achenbach. Among people deceased in 1910, William Holman Hunt ranks 28Before him are Jules Renard, Karl Lueger, Jean Moréas, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Stanislao Cannizzaro, and Carl Reinecke. After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Albert Anker, William Huggins, Mikhail Vrubel, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, and Henri-Edmond Cross.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Holman Hunt ranks 876 out of 7,765Before him are Allan Pinkerton (1819), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), Ken Hensley (1945), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Terry Jones (1942), and Tony Richardson (1928). After him are Edward Whymper (1840), Peter Cushing (1913), Rob Halford (1951), Joseph Swan (1828), Thomas Chatterton (1752), and Frederic Leighton (1830).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, William Holman Hunt ranks 10Before him are Thomas Gainsborough (1727), Joshua Reynolds (1723), John Everett Millais (1829), Louis Wain (1860), Leonora Carrington (1917), and Richard Hamilton (1922). After him are Frederic Leighton (1830), John Tenniel (1820), Edmund Leighton (1852), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Thomas Cole (1801), and Thomas Lawrence (1769).