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

Elizabeth Farren 1759 1829

Fitzwilliam Museum

Cordelia’s Portion

Wilkie, Sir David

The Blind Tenant

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Pinakothek Munich


Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Thomas Campbell

Buildings & Architecture

The Fair Dieppe France

Leeds Art Gallery


Lawrence, Sir Thomas


Watts, George Frederick

Eve Tempted

Watts, George Frederick


Turner, Joseph Mallord William

River Tavey, Devonshire

Watts, George Frederick

Orpheus and Eurydice

Leighton, Lord Frederick


National Portrait Gallery

Stephen Lushington

Wilkie, Sir David

The Penny Wedding 1818

Wright of Derby, Joseph

Dovedale by Derbyshire, Moonlight

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Seventh Plague of Egypt 1823

Gainsborough, Thomas

Preacher Tomkyns Price

Lely, Sir Peter

Possibly Nell Gwyn

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Warren Hastings