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
Barbara HepworthBarbara Hepworth
10 January 1903
Artist

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757
Painter

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

David HockneyDavid Hockney
09 July 1937
Painter

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and 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
Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician

John ConstableJohn Constable
11 June 1776
Romantic Painter
Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect

Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter

Neil HarbissonNeil Harbisson
27 July 1984
Cyborg Artist

Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
14 May 1727
Landscape painter

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist
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
Cynthia LennonCynthia Lennon
10 September 1939
Film maker

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939
Singer, Artist, Cleric

Clive BarkerClive Barker
05 October 1952
Playwright
PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,

Neil BuchananNeil Buchanan
11 October 1961
Television presenter
Grayson PerryGrayson Perry
24 March 1960
Artist

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

Leo SayerLeo Sayer
21 May 1948
Artist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Jemima KirkeJemima Kirke
26 April 1985
Artist

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Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker
Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
09 February 1960
Artist

Alice LiddellAlice Liddell
04 May 1852
Artist

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

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Maggi HamblingMaggi Hambling
23 October 1945
Painter
Duncan GrantDuncan Grant
21 January 1885
Painter

Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of BathAlexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
06 May 1932
Artist

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903
Painter, Artist

Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
25 May 1945
Photographer, Television presenter, Radio
Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860
Artist, Painter

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
30 May 1879
Painter

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

Dora CarringtonDora Carrington
29 March 1893
Painter

Antony GormleyAntony Gormley
30 August 1950
Sculptor, Artist
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer
Bridget RileyBridget Riley
24 April 1931
Painter

Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer

Stephen WiltshireStephen Wiltshire
24 April 1974
illustrator, artist
Jay JoplingJay Jopling
1963 AD
Art dealer

Joshua ReynoldsJoshua Reynolds
16 July 1723
Painter
Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer

Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham
19 September 1867
Painter, Illustrator

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
01 June 1936
Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator,

Augustus PuginAugustus Pugin
01 March 1812
Architect

Jack VettrianoJack Vettriano
17 November 1951
Painter
Edmund LeightonEdmund Leighton
21 September 1852
Painter

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Ben NicholsonBen Nicholson
10 April 1894
painter, sculptor

Mervyn PeakeMervyn Peake
09 July 1911
Writer
Benjamin WestBenjamin West
10 October 1738
Artist

William Holman HuntWilliam Holman Hunt
02 April 1827
Painter, Artist
John TennielJohn Tenniel
28 February 1820
Illustrator

Richard DaddRichard Dadd
01 August 1817
Painter, Illustrator

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist
Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton
14 August 1860
Author

Chris OfiliChris Ofili
10 October 1968
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Visual artist
Jenny SavilleJenny Saville
07 May 1970
painter

Philip de LászlóPhilip de László
30 April 1869
Painter

John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw
06 September 1836
Painter
Yinka ShonibareYinka Shonibare
09 August 1962
painter, Photographer

E. H. ShepardE. H. Shepard
10 December 1879
Artist, Illustrator, Painter
Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891
Painter

Augustus JohnAugustus John
04 January 1878
Painter, Etcher

Angelica KauffmanAngelica Kauffman
30 October 1741
Painter

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist
Eduardo PaolozziEduardo Paolozzi
07 March 1924
Sculptor
Stevie StarrStevie Starr
07 July 1966
Stage magician

Brian FroudBrian Froud
1947 AD
painter, illustrator

Marc QuinnMarc Quinn
08 January 1964
Artist, Sculptor

Roger FryRoger Fry
14 December 1866
Curator, Art historian, Painter, University
Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
08 October 1878
painter

Hugo GuinnessHugo Guinness
12 September 1959
Author, Screenwriter

Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900
Artist

Joseph Wright of DerbyJoseph Wright of Derby
03 September 1734
Painter, Artist

Rex WhistlerRex Whistler
24 June 1905
Painter
George StubbsGeorge Stubbs
24 August 1724
painter, non-fiction writer

Eric RaviliousEric Ravilious
22 June 1903
painter, illustrator
George Frederic WattsGeorge Frederic Watts
23 February 1817
Painter

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD
Writer
Andy KershawAndy Kershaw
09 November 1959
Disc jockey
Peter DoigPeter Doig
17 April 1959
Painter