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

Harvard Art Museums


Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Mrs John Trower

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Venice – An Imaginary View of the Arsenal

Watts, George Frederick

A Sea Ghost

Leighton, Lord Frederick


Wright of Derby, Joseph

The Corinthian Maid

Watts, George Frederick


Abbott, Lemuel Francis

Portrait of Aubrey

Cozens, John Robert

Hadernberg Castle, Tyrol

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum

George Gordon, 5th and Last Duke of Gordon

Cozens, John Robert

South Gate of Sargans;

Met Museum of Art

Portrait of a Woman

Cozens, John Robert

Lake of Lucerne

Watts, George Frederick


Watts, George Frederick

The Wine – Bearer

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Mrs. Robert Blencowe, c. 1792