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Nymphs and Satyr, by William Bouguereau (Detail)
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225 out of over 7,500 of the top names in all of art history, ARC has tracked who people like and visit the most. The results are sure to shock you and to shake up the art world and all of the preconceived notions that the Modernist propaganda machine has tried so hard to establish for decades.

HE ART RENEWAL CENTER® is proud to share with its public a list of the 225 most popular artists in the ARC Museum. We also hope to list the totals for the most popular artworks in the ARC Museum - in addition to the most popular artists listed here - at a not too distant date.


Our visitors have overwhelmingly voted in favour of William Bouguereau as the most popular artist in the ARC Museum, followed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Jean-Léon Gérôme, also Academic masters. Bouguereau received more than three times the hits (or pages viewed) of the highest ranking Old Master, Raphael; more even than Leonardo da Vinci, in a year when there has been a resurgence of popular interest in his life and work. The top three ranking artists are not Impressionists like Monet, Renoir, or Degas but three of the greatest Academic painters of the 19th century. Conventional wisdom has it that the Impressionists are the most well-known and loved artists of the 19th century. These results suggest that preferences are changing.

The ARC staff believes that this result is a sign that people know quality when they see it, irrespective of labels. As our Chairman put it, 'If you build it, they will come.' We built the largest collection of high-quality, high-resolution images devoted to great academically-trained artists - such as Bouguereau, Gérôme, and Waterhouse - and these statistics indicate their popularity with our viewers. An extraordinary result when considering that art history students can still graduate today without ever being exposed to the works of the major 19th century Academic artists.

Aside from celebrating the popular success of these artists, we hope that this list of the 225 most visited artist galleries on ARC will inspire our visitors to investigate other Masters in our collection they may yet have to enjoy.

RankArtistHits
1William Bouguereau397768
2Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema169772
3Jean-Léon Gérôme160254
4 Raphael126608
5Lord Frederick Leighton124709
6John Singer Sargent117710
7 Rembrandt117007
8 Leonardo da Vinci115165
9John William Waterhouse101771
10John William Godward93401
11 Michelangelo92682
12Peter Paul Rubens84247
13Alphonse Maria Mucha81434
14Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres73029
15Claude Oscar Monet64941
16Albrecht Dürer63917
17James Jacques Joseph Tissot62977
18John Everett Millais60925
19Jacques-Louis David60299
20Johannes Vermeer60046
21Norman Rockwell58711
22Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones57843
23Albert Bierstadt51206
24Dante Gabriel Rossetti50853
25 Caravaggio50114
26Maxfield Parrish47049
27George Frederick Watts43757
28Francisco de Goya41522
29Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour41458
30 Titian40607
31William Merritt Chase39515
32Edgar Degas39096
33Edward Hopper36637
34Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez36571
35Paul Delaroche35356
36Edouard Manet33640
37Gustave Courbet32797
38Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix32309
39Caspar David Friedrich31810
40Mary Cassatt31610
41Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida31299
42Joseph Mallord William Turner31237
43Anders Zorn30374
44Gustave Moreau29114
45Rogier van der Weyden28729
46James Abbott McNeill Whistler28494
47Gian Lorenzo Bernini27630
48Eugene de Blaas26705
49Juliette Aristides26458
50Alexandre Cabanel26248
51Pierre Auguste Renoir25867
52Yuqi Wang25517
53Sandro Botticelli25407
54Thomas Cole25362
55Thomas Eakins25126
56Charles Goldie25007
57Salvador Dali24893
58Giovanni Boldini24344
59Michael John Angel24145
60John Constable24050
61Nicolas Poussin23949
62Hans Holbein the Younger23582
63Giovanni Battista Tiepolo23372
64Daniel F. Gerhartz22327
66John Atkinson Grimshaw22151
67Jean-François Millet21885
68Frans Hals21769
69Hieronymus Bosch21542
70Franz Xavier Winterhalter21537
71Aubrey Beardsley21292
72Gustave Doré21282
73Sir Antony van Dyck20901
74Han-Wu Shen20852
75Thomas Couture20667
76Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto20641
77Thomas Moran20296
78Thomas Gainsborough20260
79Sir Frank Francis Bernard Dicksee20235
80William Whitaker20172
81François Boucher20140
82Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky19483
83Giovanni Bellini19185
84Morgan Weistling19066
85Duffy Sheridan19053
86Jan van Eyck18980
87 Donatello18901
88Steve Hanks18403
89Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot18252
91Hans Memling18234
92Vincent van Gogh17598
93Pietro Annigoni17496
94Jean-Honoré Fragonard17210
95Jacob Collins17137
96Edmund Blair Leighton17072
97Jehan Georges Vibert16831
98Patricia Watwood16533
99James Childs16480
100Edwin Lord Weeks16441
101Auguste Rodin16308
102Daniel Ridgway Knight16269
103Winslow Homer15744
104Jules Bastien-Lepage15515
105Pietro Perugino15268
106Léon Augustin L'hermitte15249
107Joshua Reynolds15153
108 Canaletto15110
109Jules Joseph Lefebvre14931
110Ted Seth Jacobs14793
111Claude Lorrain14532
112Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin14151
113Andrea Mantegna13922
114Vittore Carpaccio13748
115Pierre-Paul Prud'hon13532
116Jules Breton13325
117Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier13258
118William Holman Hunt13244
119Bartolome Esteban Murillo13060
120Allan R. Banks13051
121Edward John Poynter12920
122Nelson Shanks12812
123Igor V. Babailov12799
124Herbert James Draper12779
125Frederick Arthur Bridgman12710
126Jeffrey T. Larson12442
127Hans Makart12396
128Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret12148
129George Inness12129
130Gustave Caillebotte12125
131Lorenzo Lotto12032
132Antonio Canova11979
133Peder Severin Krøyer11930
134Richard Whitney11758
135Il'ya Repin11723
136Virgil Elliott11576
137Sophie Gengembre Anderson11549
138Frederic Edwin Church11482
139émile Friant11452
140Domenico Ghirlandaio11437
141Stephen Gjertson11398
142Lucas Cranach the Elder11287
143Jean-Antoine Watteau11277
144Louis Comfort Tiffany11171
145Pieter the Elder Bruegel10982
146Annibale Carracci10944
147Théodore Géricault10938
148Anthony J. Ryder10777
149Jean Béraud10755
150Camille Pissarro10519
151Gerard ter Borch10495
152Julien Dupré10387
153Alessandro Algardi10367
154George Owen Wynne Apperley10298
155Pierre-Auguste Cot10238
156Agnolo Bronzino10172
157Hans von Aachen10087
158Pieter Aertsen10050
159William Etty10035
160Marc-Gabriel-Charles Gleyre10027
161Jan the elder Brueghel9993
162Paolo Veronese9946
163Hans Baldung9824
164Matthias Grünewald9786
165John LaFarge9742
166 Correggio9721
167Guillaume Seignac9711
168Gustave Klimt9580
169David Hardy9580
170Denys van Alsloot9530
171Peder Mork Mønsted9519
172Patrick Devonas9495
173Benjamin Williams Leader9412
174Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff9353
175Sir Thomas Lawrence9286
176René Magritte9264
177 El Greco9248
178William McGregor Paxton9229
179Andrea del Sarto9223
180Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger9122
181John White Alexander9110
182Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy9079
183Montague Dawson8999
184Kirk Richards8960
185Rudolf Ernst8893
186Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat8839
187John Singleton Copley8684
188Ford Madox Brown8673
189Theodore Robinson8663
190Cecilia Beaux8628
191Carl Fredrik Aagard8618
192Guido Reni8563
193Federico Andreotti8459
194Edwin Austin Abbey8458
195Frank Mason8454
196 Fra Angelico8437
197Mary Minifie8411
198Dirck Bouts8385
199Julius LeBlanc Stewart8360
200Frederic Remington8345
201Mario A. Robinson8291
202Pieter de Hooch8285
203Théodore Chassériau8260
204Anne-François-Louis Janmot8209
205Sir George Clausen8167
206Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau8148
207Emile Munier8106
208Robin Buick7977
209Jean-Paul Laurens7956
210Filippino Lippi7917
211Louis Aston Knight7806
212Léon Bazile Perrault7801
213Francisco de Zurbarán7794
214Arthur Hughes7786
215Martin Johnson Heade7750
216Andreas Achenbach7695
217William Blake7667
218 Guercino7652
219Berthe Morisot7630
220Lady Laura Teresa Alma-Tadema7622
221Robert Campin7598
222Louise Abbema7576
223Charles Chaplin7548
224Horace Vernet7435
225Sir Henry Raeburn7431