British Male Artists

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David Hockney
(Painter)
David Hockney
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Birthdate: July 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford

Painter, photographer, printmaker, and stage designer David Hockney is best known for his works such as Portrait of an Artist, which became the most expensive piece of art by a living artist ever auctioned, at $90 million. His works have explored themes such as homosexuality. He has synesthesia, too.

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Francis Bacon
(Painter)
Francis Bacon
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Birthdate: October 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 28, 1992

Francis Bacon was an English philosopher and statesman. He played a major role in the development of the scientific method and was an influential figure through the scientific revolution. He served as attorney general and as lord chancellor of England and was the first recipient of the queen's counsel designation. He has created Baron Verulam in 1618. 

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John Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)
John Ruskin
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Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900

The leading English art critic of the Victorian era, John Ruskin was a hugely influential figure in the latter half of the 19th century. Also a philosopher and prominent social thinker, he wrote on varied subjects like geology, architecture, education, botany, myth, ornithology, literature, and political economy. He founded the charitable trust Guild of St George.

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Jwan Yosef
(Swedish Painter and Artist Who is Specializes in Plastic Arts)
Jwan Yosef
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Birthdate: September 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Al-Hasakah, Syria

Jwan Yosef is a Swedish artist and painter who specializes in plastic arts. Over the course of his career, Yosef has participated in a number of group exhibitions and art fairs. He is also credited with founding The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in North London.

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L. S. Lowry
(Artist)
L. S. Lowry
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Birthdate: November 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 23, 1976

Laurence Stephen Lowry was an English painter, known for his bleak urban industrial landscapes, peopled with human figures akin to “matchstick men”. He became interested in the subject while working at a Manchester real-estate and began depicting what he saw. Although critics are divided over his stature, they all agree on the relevance of his works as a social commentary.

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John Constable
(Romantic Painter)
John Constable
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Birthdate: June 11, 1776
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Bergholt
Died: March 31, 1837
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Damien Hirst
(Artist)
Damien Hirst
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Birthdate: June 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bristol

Artist Damien Hirst first gained fame in the 1980s. A master of conceptual art, he creates everything from paintings and installations to sculptures and drawings, with topics ranging from mortality and beauty to rebirth and technology. One of his creations featured dead animals preserved in formaldehyde, while another featured rows of multicolored spots.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
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Birthdate: June 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Townhead, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Died: December 10, 1928

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, and artist. He was married to fellow artist Margaret Macdonald, and they both were influential on the European design movements Art Nouveau and Secessionism. Mackintosh is considered one of the most important figures of Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style). In his later years, he worked largely as a watercolorist. 

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Lucian Freud
(British Painter Who was One of the Foremost 20th-Century English Portraitists)
Lucian Freud
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Birthdate: December 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 20, 2011

The son of architect L. Freud and the grandson of legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, painter Lucian Freud was born in Berlin but later moved to London to flee Nazism. He showed an inclination toward surrealism initially but later drifted to realism. Cedric Morris remains one of his notable works.

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Neil Buchanan
(Television presenter)
Neil Buchanan
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Birthdate: October 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aintree, Liverpool, England, UK
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Graham Sutherland
(Painter, Artist)
Graham Sutherland
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Birthdate: August 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Streatham
Died: February 17, 1980
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Derek Jarman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist, Painter, Costume designer, LGBT rights activist)
Derek Jarman
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Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northwood
Died: February 19, 1994
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Thomas Gainsborough
(Landscape painter)
Thomas Gainsborough
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Birthdate: May 14, 1727
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sudbury, England
Died: August 2, 1788
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Branwell Brontë
(Painter, Poet, Writer)
Branwell Brontë
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Birthdate: June 26, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire
Died: September 24, 1848
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Thomas Cole
(Painter)
Thomas Cole
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Birthdate: February 1, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Died: February 11, 1848
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John Berger
(Novelist)
John Berger
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Birthdate: November 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 2, 2017
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Neil Harbisson
(Cyborg Artist Known for Being the First Person in the World With an Antenna Implanted in His Skull)
Neil Harbisson
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Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mataró, Spain

Neil Harbisson is a cyborg artist best known for implanting an antenna in his skull. He is the first person in the world to do so. He gained international prominence after he was legally recognized by the government as a cyborg. An influential activist for transpecies rights, Neil Harbisson co-founded the Cyborg Foundation in 2010. The organization defends cyborg rights.

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Dave Lee Travis
(Photographer, Television presenter, Radio personality, Disc jockey)
Dave Lee Travis
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Birthdate: May 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buxton

Dave Lee Travis is a British radio presenter, TV presenter, and disc jockey. Apart from presenting popular radio shows like A Jolly Good Show, Travis is also renowned for presenting TV shows like The Golden Oldie Picture Show. A controversial personality, Travis was convicted of indecent assault in 2014. Travis has been inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.

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John Tenniel
(Illustrator)
John Tenniel
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Birthdate: February 28, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bayswater, London, England
Died: February 25, 1914
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Terry O'Neill
(Photographer)
Terry O'Neill
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Birthdate: July 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 16, 2019

Terry O'Neill was a British photographer best remembered for capturing the fashions and celebrities of the '60s. O'Neill was renowned for documenting his subjects in unconventional settings or candidly. His work has been showcased in several exhibitions and art galleries, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. In 2011, Terry O'Neill was honored with the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal.

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Anish Kapoor
(Sculpture known for works like Cloud Gate in Chicago and Sky Mirror in New York, he won the Premio Duemila Prize in 1990 and the Turner Prize in 1991.)
Anish Kapoor
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Birthdate: March 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, india

Born in India, sculptor Anish Kapoor initially studied engineering in Israel but soon quit his studies to study art in Britain. The Turner Prize-winning artist was the first living artist to earn a solo show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. The Cloud Gate in Chicago remain his best-loved work.

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Gerald Scarfe
(Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator, Artist, Postage stamp designer, Painter)
Gerald Scarfe
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Birthdate: June 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St John's Wood
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Peter Greenaway
(Welsh Artist, Film Director, and Screenwriter)
Peter Greenaway
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Birthdate: April 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport

Peter Greenaway is a Welsh artist, film director, and screenwriter. He is best known for making films with common traits, such as the contrasts of nature and architecture, costume and nudity, sexual pleasure and painful death, and furniture and people. Some of his best-known films include The Pillow Book and Goltzius and the Pelican Company.

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Stephen Wiltshire
(Architectural artist)
Stephen Wiltshire
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Birthdate: April 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Jay Jopling
(Art dealer)
Jay Jopling
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Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: England
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Grayson Perry
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Birthdate: March 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chelmsford

British potter and artist Grayson Perry had discovered he was a transvestite by age 13 and later made it a theme of many of his artworks. He had once also aspired to be a filmmaker, but later focused on ceramics. Most of his works feature social issues and violence as themes.

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Peter Blake
(Artist)
Peter Blake
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Birthdate: June 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England
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Arthur Rackham
(Former Illustrator best-known works include the illustrations for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm)
Arthur Rackham
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Birthdate: September 19, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vauxhall, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 6, 1939
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Louis Wain
(Artist, Painter)
Louis Wain
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Birthdate: August 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: July 4, 1939
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Edward Burne-Jones
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Birthdate: August 28, 1833
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: June 17, 1898
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Duncan Grant
(Painter)
Duncan Grant
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Birthdate: January 21, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland
Died: May 8, 1978
Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
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Birthdate: May 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 4, 2020
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Roger Dean
(illustrator, artist, architect, designer, painter)
Roger Dean
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Birthdate: August 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ashford
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Jack Vettriano
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Birthdate: November 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Methil, Fife
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William Holman Hunt
(Painter, Artist)
William Holman Hunt
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Birthdate: April 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheapside
Died: September 7, 1910
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Desmond Morris
(English Ethologist, Zoologist, Author, and Surrealist Painter)
Desmond Morris
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Birthdate: January 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Purton, Wiltshire, England

Desmond Morris is an English ethologist, zoologist, author, and surrealist painter. He is well-known for his book The Naked Ape and for his TV shows, such as Zoo Time. Desmond Morris is also known for his work as the writer and presenter of the popular BBC documentary The Human Animal.

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John Singleton Copley
(American Painter Known for His Work ‘Watson and the Shark’)
John Singleton Copley
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Birthdate: July 3, 1738
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 9, 1815
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John Martin
(engraver, painter)
John Martin
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Birthdate: July 19, 1789
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haydon Bridge
Died: February 17, 1854
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Richard Hamilton
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Birthdate: February 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pimlico, London, England
Died: September 13, 2011
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E. H. Shepard
(Artist, Illustrator, Painter)
E. H. Shepard
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Birthdate: December 10, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: March 24, 1976
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Antony Gormley
(Sculptor, Artist)
Antony Gormley
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Birthdate: August 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

Sculptor Antony Gormley is best known for his human forms, most of which he creates using his own naked form. The Turner Prize-winning artist had initially studied history and archaeology but later turned to art. His best-known works include Angel of the North and Three Ways: Mould, Hole and Passage.

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton
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Birthdate: December 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Died: January 25, 1896
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Benjamin West
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Birthdate: October 10, 1738
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 11, 1820
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Peter Scott
(Ornithologist)
Peter Scott
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Birthdate: September 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 29, 1989
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Stanley Spencer
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Birthdate: June 30, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cookham, England
Died: December 14, 1959
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Joshua Reynolds
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Birthdate: July 16, 1723
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plympton, England
Died: February 23, 1792
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Richard Dadd
(Painter, Illustrator)
Richard Dadd
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Birthdate: August 1, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chatham
Died: January 7, 1886
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Wyndham Lewis
(Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist)
Wyndham Lewis
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Birthdate: November 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amherst
Died: March 7, 1957

Known as one of the co-founders of Vorticism, a London-based art movement, author-painter Wyndham Lewis is best remembered for his books such as Tarr and The Apes of God. His paintings mingled features of Cubism and Futurism. In his later life, a pituitary tumor made him blind and practically ended his career.

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Augustus John
(Painter, Etcher)
Augustus John
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Birthdate: January 4, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tenby
Died: October 31, 1961
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Eduardo Paolozzi
(Scottish Artist and One of the Pioneers of Pop Art)
Eduardo Paolozzi
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Birthdate: March 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leith, Scotland
Died: April 22, 2005

Born to Italian immigrants, Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi is best known for revolutionizing pop art with his unique artwork that makes use of materials such as magazines, bottles, and even boxes. His works include sculptures, collages, and prints. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.