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
L. S. LowryL. S. Lowry
01 November 1887
Artist

Tracey EminTracey Emin
03 July 1963
Artist, Painter

John ConstableJohn Constable
11 June 1776
Romantic Painter

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect
Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
14 May 1727
Landscape painter

Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Barbara HepworthBarbara Hepworth
10 January 1903
Artist

Edward Burne-JonesEdward Burne-Jones
28 August 1833
Painter
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,
Cynthia LennonCynthia Lennon
10 September 1939
Film maker

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker

Grayson PerryGrayson Perry
24 March 1960
Artist
Jemima KirkeJemima Kirke
26 April 1985
Artist
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
12 March 1954
Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect

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

Leo SayerLeo Sayer
21 May 1948
Artist, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Stephen WiltshireStephen Wiltshire
24 April 1974
illustrator, artist
Antony GormleyAntony Gormley
30 August 1950
Sculptor, Artist

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Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903
Painter, Artist

Alice LiddellAlice Liddell
04 May 1852
Artist

John Everett MillaisJohn Everett Millais
08 June 1829
Painter, Illustrator

Neil BuchananNeil Buchanan
11 October 1961
Television presenter
Bridget RileyBridget Riley
24 April 1931
Painter

Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician
Joshua ReynoldsJoshua Reynolds
16 July 1723
Painter

Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
31 January 1942
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist,

Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860
Artist, Painter
Peter GreenawayPeter Greenaway
05 April 1942
Theatre director, Film director, Writer,

Jay JoplingJay Jopling
1963 AD
Art dealer
Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
01 June 1936
Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator,

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

Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
25 May 1945
Photographer, Television presenter, Radio

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
30 May 1879
Painter

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer
Stevie StarrStevie Starr
07 July 1966
Stage magician

Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham
19 September 1867
Painter, Illustrator

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University
Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer

William Holman HuntWilliam Holman Hunt
02 April 1827
Painter, Artist
Mervyn PeakeMervyn Peake
09 July 1911
Writer

Jack VettrianoJack Vettriano
17 November 1951
Painter

Brian FroudBrian Froud
1947 AD
painter, illustrator
Richard DaddRichard Dadd
01 August 1817
Painter, Illustrator

John GouldJohn Gould
14 September 1804
Ornithologist
Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist

Angelica KauffmanAngelica Kauffman
30 October 1741
Painter

Jenny SavilleJenny Saville
07 May 1970
painter
Benjamin WestBenjamin West
10 October 1738
Artist

Chris OfiliChris Ofili
10 October 1968
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Visual artist
Rachel WhitereadRachel Whiteread
20 April 1963
Sculptor

Alison LapperAlison Lapper
07 April 1965
Painter, Photographer

John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw
06 September 1836
Painter

Linder SterlingLinder Sterling
1954 AD
photographer
Joseph Wright of DerbyJoseph Wright of Derby
03 September 1734
Painter, Artist
Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
08 October 1878
painter

Eduardo PaolozziEduardo Paolozzi
07 March 1924
Sculptor, University teacher, Painter

Duncan GrantDuncan Grant
21 January 1885
Painter

Roger FryRoger Fry
14 December 1866
Curator, Art historian, Painter, University
E. H. ShepardE. H. Shepard
10 December 1879
Artist, Illustrator, Painter

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

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

Dora CarringtonDora Carrington
29 March 1893
Painter

Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton
14 August 1860
Author
Augustus JohnAugustus John
04 January 1878
Painter, Etcher

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891
Painter
Yinka ShonibareYinka Shonibare
09 August 1962
painter, Photographer

Frank AuerbachFrank Auerbach
29 April 1931
Painter

Ford Madox BrownFord Madox Brown
16 April 1821
Painter
Godfrey KnellerGodfrey Kneller
08 August 1646
Painter

George StubbsGeorge Stubbs
24 August 1724
painter, non-fiction writer
Peter DoigPeter Doig
17 April 1959
Painter

Laura KnightLaura Knight
04 August 1877
Painter, Autobiographer

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD
Writer

Thomas LawrenceThomas Lawrence
13 April 1769
painter
George Frederic WattsGeorge Frederic Watts
23 February 1817
Painter, Sculptor

Edmund LeightonEdmund Leighton
21 September 1852
Painter
John William GodwardJohn William Godward
09 August 1861
Painter

Evelyn De MorganEvelyn De Morgan
30 August 1855
Painter
Thomas RowlandsonThomas Rowlandson
13 June 1756
caricaturist, painter, illustrator, artist,

Marc QuinnMarc Quinn
08 January 1964
Artist, Sculptor
Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer
27 January 1805
Painter, Poet