Find out more about the greatest British Artists, including Banksy, William Blake, Damien Hirst, Cynthia Lennon and Anish Kapoor.
Ant AnsteadAnt Anstead
29 February 1979
Television Presenter
William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757
Painter

J. M. W. TurnerJ. M. W. Turner
23 April 1775
Romanticist landscape painter

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

David HockneyDavid Hockney
09 July 1937
Painter

Damien HirstDamien Hirst
07 June 1965
Artist
Tracey EminTracey Emin
03 July 1963
Artist, Painter

John ConstableJohn Constable
11 June 1776
Romantic Painter

Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
14 May 1727
Landscape painter

Barbara HepworthBarbara Hepworth
10 January 1903
Artist
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Lawrence Alma-Tadema Lawrence Alma-Tadema
08 January 1836
Painter
Alfred SisleyAlfred Sisley
30 October 1839
Impressionist Landscape Painter

Jack Butler YeatsJack Butler Yeats
29 August 1871
Irish artist

Allen JonesAllen Jones
01 September 1937
Artist

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939
Singer, Artist, Cleric
PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,

Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
12 March 1954
Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect

Cynthia LennonCynthia Lennon
10 September 1939
Film maker
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

L. S. LowryL. S. Lowry
01 November 1887
Painter
Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker

Grayson PerryGrayson Perry
24 March 1960
Artist

Jemima KirkeJemima Kirke
26 April 1985
Artist

Leo SayerLeo Sayer
21 May 1948
Artist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Stephen WiltshireStephen Wiltshire
24 April 1974
illustrator, artist
Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet, Illustrator, Painter, Writer, Artist,

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley
30 August 1950
Sculptor, Artist

Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
09 February 1960
Singer, Writer, Artist, Guitarist, Painter

Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860
Artist, Painter
Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect, Painter, Designer, Sculptor

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William HogarthWilliam Hogarth
10 November 1697
Painter, Caricaturist, Illustrator, Graphic artist

John William WaterhouseJohn William Waterhouse
06 April 1849
Painter

John Everett MillaisJohn Everett Millais
08 June 1829
Painter, Illustrator

Neil BuchananNeil Buchanan
11 October 1961
Television presenter
Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician

Brian FroudBrian Froud
1947 AD
painter, illustrator
Jay JoplingJay Jopling
1963 AD
Art dealer

Alison LapperAlison Lapper
07 April 1965
Painter, Photographer

Bridget RileyBridget Riley
24 April 1931
Painter
Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
31 January 1942
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist,

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
01 June 1936
Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator,
Joshua ReynoldsJoshua Reynolds
16 July 1723
Painter

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
30 May 1879
Painter

Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter

Peter GreenawayPeter Greenaway
05 April 1942
Theatre director, Film director, Writer,

Eric GillEric Gill
22 February 1882
Type designer, Sculptor, Graphic designer,
Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
25 May 1945
Photographer, Television presenter, Radio

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903
Painter, Artist

Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham
19 September 1867
Painter, Illustrator

Edward Burne-JonesEdward Burne-Jones
28 August 1833
Painter
Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer
Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University
Jack VettrianoJack Vettriano
17 November 1951
Painter

William Holman HuntWilliam Holman Hunt
02 April 1827
Painter, Artist
Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891
Painter

Thomas LawrenceThomas Lawrence
13 April 1769
painter

Richard DaddRichard Dadd
01 August 1817
Painter, Illustrator
Stevie StarrStevie Starr
07 July 1966
Stage magician

Angelica KauffmanAngelica Kauffman
30 October 1741
Painter
Linder SterlingLinder Sterling
1954 AD
photographer

Jenny SavilleJenny Saville
07 May 1970
painter

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist

Augustus JohnAugustus John
04 January 1878
Painter, Etcher
Rachel WhitereadRachel Whiteread
20 April 1963
Sculptor
Eduardo PaolozziEduardo Paolozzi
07 March 1924
Sculptor, University teacher, Painter

Gertrude JekyllGertrude Jekyll
29 November 1843
Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction

E. H. ShepardE. H. Shepard
10 December 1879
Artist, Illustrator, Painter

Joseph Wright of DerbyJoseph Wright of Derby
03 September 1734
Painter, Artist
Dora CarringtonDora Carrington
29 March 1893
Painter

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist, Illustrator, Painter, Postage stamp

John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw
06 September 1836
Painter

Roger FryRoger Fry
14 December 1866
Curator, Art historian, Painter, University

Chris OfiliChris Ofili
10 October 1968
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Visual artist
Laura KnightLaura Knight
04 August 1877
Painter, Autobiographer

Godfrey KnellerGodfrey Kneller
08 August 1646
Painter
Frank AuerbachFrank Auerbach
29 April 1931
Painter

George StubbsGeorge Stubbs
24 August 1724
painter, non-fiction writer

Edmund LeightonEdmund Leighton
21 September 1852
Painter
Ben NicholsonBen Nicholson
10 April 1894
painter, sculptor

George Frederic WattsGeorge Frederic Watts
23 February 1817
Painter, Sculptor
Ford Madox BrownFord Madox Brown
16 April 1821
Painter

Peter DoigPeter Doig
17 April 1959
Painter

Yinka ShonibareYinka Shonibare
09 August 1962
painter, Photographer

John William GodwardJohn William Godward
09 August 1861
Painter
Elizabeth ThompsonElizabeth Thompson
03 November 1846
Painter

Evelyn De MorganEvelyn De Morgan
30 August 1855
Painter
Marc QuinnMarc Quinn
08 January 1964
Artist, Sculptor

Thomas RowlandsonThomas Rowlandson
13 June 1756
caricaturist, painter, illustrator, artist,
Stanley DonwoodStanley Donwood
29 October 1968
Artist, Writer

Kate PeruginiKate Perugini
29 October 1839
Painter
Henry Scott TukeHenry Scott Tuke
12 June 1858
Painter