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

Wright of Derby, Joseph

Elizabeth Crompton

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum

David Lewis, Harpist

Lely, Sir Peter

George Morley

Lely, Sir Peter

King Charles II

National Gallery Washington

The Last Supper, 1799

Watts, George Frederick

Thomas Carlyle

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

James Watt (1736-1819)

Leighton, Lord Frederick

Lindisfarne Castle

Tate Gallery London

Thomas Staniforth of Darnall

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Portrait of a Lady 1

Manchester Art Gallery

The Ulster

Cozens, John Robert

Lake Nemi Campagna Italy 1788

Lawrence, Sir Thomas

Queen Charlotte

Stubbs, George

Bay Hunter by a Lake

Harvard Art Museums