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

Abbott, Lemuel Francis

Admiral Robert Roddam

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Study for Dido and Aeneas

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Portrait of William Lock

Watts, George Frederick

Portrait of a Man

Stubbs, George

A Repose after Shooting

Watts, George Frederick

The Wounded Heron

Tate Gallery London

The Triumph of the Innocents

Martin, John

Kensington Gardens I

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

George IV Detail

Lely, Sir Peter

The Penitent Magdalene

Watts, George Frederick

Time, Death and Judgment

Tate Gallery London

The Last Judgement

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Mouth of the River Humber

Bonington, Richard Parkes

A River Scene in Picardy, France

Fitzwilliam Museum

A Lighthouse on Fire at Night

Watts, George Frederick

Matthew Arnold

Hogarth, William

The Distressed Poet

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Boscastle, Cornwall