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

Tate Gallery London

The Ponte Delle Torri, Spoleto


The Woodland Maid

Wright of Derby, Joseph

A Philospher by Lamplight

Haydon, Benjamin Robert

Wordsworth on Helvellyn

Leighton, Lord Frederick

Self Portrait

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Edward Lord Thurlow

Manchester Art Gallery

View near Norwich with Harvesters

National Gallery Washington

The Rape of Proserpine, 1839

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

The Bridge of Sighs; Night

Harvard Art Museums

Mirza Abu’l Hassan Khan

Abbott, Lemuel Francis

Vice-Admiral Sir Andrew Mitchell

Hunterian Art Gallery

Indian Rhinoceros

Watts, George Frederick

A Fair Saxon

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Loch Fyne, with Inverary Castle in the Distance

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

View over the Lake wt Stourhead (study)

Cozens, John Robert

Lake Nemi

Camden Town Group

Jack Ashore

Watts, George Frederick

St George

Gainsborough, Thomas

David Garrick

National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Robert Haydon