British Artists

These famous British artists are just some of those in our art collection, so if you can’t find what you are looking for please use the search, or contact us and let us know – we’ll be happy to help.

British painters list

A list of British painters (either born in Britain or recognized as being British) includes:

  • William Hogarth
  • Joshua Reynolds
  • William Turner (Joseph Mallard William Turner) – Perhaps the most famous British artist is J.M.W. Turner, a true master given extra recent recognition by the film “Mr. Turner”. Turner’s “The Fighting Temeraire” is one of the most popular British paintings, along with “The Hay Wain” by Constable, which narrowly won a more recent vote in a national newspaper.

A Few of the Most Popular British Paintings

Lely, Sir Peter

Bartholomew Beale

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Sarah Siddons Detail

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

George IV

Wright of Derby, Joseph

Mr and Mrs Coltman

National Portrait Gallery

George Meredith

Hogarth, William

Samuel Martin Esq. MP

Lely, Sir Peter

Countess of Bedford

Lely, Sir Peter

Arabella Bankes

Watts, George Frederick

Sir (William Matthew) Flinders Petrie

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Queen Charlotte Detail 1

Watts, George Frederick

Sir Edward Burne – Jones

Crome, John

View of Norwich

Lely, Sir Peter

George Morley



National Portrait Gallery

Julia Margaret Cameron

Wilkie, Sir David

The Soldiers Grave

Gainsborough, Thomas

Portrait of Mrs. Clement Tudway

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Gate of St Augustines Monastery, Canterbury

Crome, John

The Mill

Museums Sheffield

A Harvest