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

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Sir John Moore

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Mrs Littleton

Gainsborough, Thomas

John Russell 4th Duke of Bedford

Cozens, John Robert

The lake of Nemi

Wright of Derby, Joseph

Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792)

Watts, George Frederick

The Condottiere

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Off Dover (unfinished)

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Mrs. Robert Blencowe, c. 1792

Cozens, John Robert

Arriccia near Albano

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Captain Thomas Mathews

Watts, George Frederick


Camden Town Group

Bathers Dieppe

Crome, John

Yarmouth Old Pier

Bonington, Richard Parkes

Study, Three Swiss Girls at Meiringen

Hogarth, William

Samuel Martin Esq. MP

National Gallery of Ireland

Storm at the Mouth of the Grand Canal

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

King George IV

Watts, George Frederick

Miss Eliza Ann Ogilvy

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

William Wilberforce MP 1759 1833