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Zeuxis (; Greek: Ζεῦξις) (of Heraclea) was a Greek painter who flourished during the 5th century BCE and became famous for his ability to imitate nature and especially still life with his art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zeuxis has received more than 217,953 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Zeuxis is the 200th most popular painter (down from 187th in 2019), the 698th most popular biography from Italy (down from 624th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Italian Painter.

Zeuxis is most famous for painting grapes so realistically that birds tried to eat them.

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Among painters, Zeuxis ranks 200 out of 1,421Before him are Dieric Bouts, Pisanello, Niko Pirosmani, Anton Raphael Mengs, Hans Baldung, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. After him are Jeanne Hébuterne, Andrea del Castagno, Zdzisław Beksiński, Giorgio Morandi, Natalia Goncharova, and Piero di Cosimo.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Zeuxis ranks 15Before him are Cyrus the Younger, Ictinus, Cratylus, Xerxes II of Persia, Pāṇini, and Pleistarchus. After him are Ajatashatru, Nicias, Meton of Athens, Brasidas, Sogdianus of Persia, and Mnesikles. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Zeuxis ranks 4Before him are Aspasia, Xanthippe, and Damocles. After him are Ctesias, Teos of Egypt, Eubulides, Leochares, Parysatis, Alcamenes, Phaedo of Elis, and Thaïs.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Zeuxis ranks 698 out of 4,668Before him are Ludovico Einaudi (1955), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Theocritus (-315), Milo of Croton (-557), Pope Felix IV (480), and Francis of Paola (1416). After him are Sejanus (-20), Claudio Ranieri (1951), Andrea del Castagno (1420), Riccardo Muti (1941), Giorgio Morandi (1890), and Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Zeuxis ranks 52Before him are Agostino Carracci (1557), John William Waterhouse (1849), Pietro da Cortona (1596), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), and Pisanello (1395). After him are Andrea del Castagno (1420), Giorgio Morandi (1890), Piero di Cosimo (1462), Antonio del Pollaiolo (1429), Pinturicchio (1454), and Lorenzo di Credi (1459).