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

Museums Sheffield

Near St Martin, Norfolk

Watts, George Frederick

Eve Repentant

Manchester Art Gallery

The Honourable John Lothrop Motley

Abbott, Lemuel Francis

Horatio, Admiral Nelson

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Orford Haven

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

King George IV

Met Museum of Art

Hautbois Common, Norfolk

Abbott, Lemuel Francis

Vice-Admiral Sir Andrew Mitchell

Turner, Joseph Mallord William

The Drawing Room at East Cowes Castle

Watts, George Frederick

Sir (William Matthew) Flinders Petrie

Leighton, Lord Frederick


Wright of Derby, Joseph

Maria and Her Dog ‘Silvio’

Wright of Derby, Joseph

Landscape with a Rainbow

Harvard Art Museums

Virginia Dalrymple (1850-1922)

Camden Town Group

Brighton Pierrots

National Portrait Gallery

Napoleon Bonaparte

National Gallery London

Dido building Carthage

Martin, John

Belshazzar’s Feast

National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne


Stubbs, George

Recumbent Panther