If you have ever walked into an art gallery, you would know the magic that art creates. Paintings strung on wall may seem insipid from the outside but just as you step in, you would be enthralled by the magnificent magic that they exude. And just when you get closer to any of them, you would be transported into a world imagined and created on the canvas by the painter. Paintings are not mere amalgamation of colors and creativity. Each painting is the product of vivid imagination and has a gripping story to tell. While the world has been thronged by superlative painters from across the countries, it is British painters that we would be directing our focus on to in this section. Britain has given the world some of the greatest painters since centuries. Unless you have closed your eyes and ears to the world, you would have definitely heard about Francis Bacon, J.M.W. Turner, William Hogarth, John Ruskin, John Everest Millais, Thomas Gainsborough, David Hockney and Damien Hirst. Each of them has been amongst the world’s most talented painters and artists across centuries. Browse ahead and immerse yourself in the artistic galore of these famous British painters.
Ant AnsteadAnt Anstead
29 February 1979
Television Presenter
J. M. W. TurnerJ. M. W. Turner
23 April 1775
Romanticist landscape painter

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

Charlotte Johnson WahlCharlotte Johnson Wahl
30 April 1942
Painter, Mother of Boris Johnson

David HockneyDavid Hockney
09 July 1937
Painter

Jade JaggerJade Jagger
21 October 1971
Model
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

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

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet

William HogarthWilliam Hogarth
10 November 1697
Painter
Tracey EminTracey Emin
03 July 1963
Artist, Painter

John William WaterhouseJohn William Waterhouse
06 April 1849
Painter
John ConstableJohn Constable
11 June 1776
Romantic Painter

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872
Illustrator
Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
14 May 1727
Landscape painter

Eric GillEric Gill
22 February 1882
Sculptor
Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
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

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker
Stuart SutcliffeStuart Sutcliffe
23 June 1940
Painter, musician

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
Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903
Painter, Artist

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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
Daniel ChattoDaniel Chatto
22 April 1957
Actor

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

Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860
Artist, Painter
Chris BarrieChris Barrie
28 March 1960
Actor

Peter GreenawayPeter Greenaway
05 April 1942
Theatre director, Film director, Writer,
Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
01 June 1936
Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator,

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

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
30 May 1879
Painter

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer

Neil HarbissonNeil Harbisson
27 July 1984
Artist
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

Arthur RansomeArthur Ransome
18 January 1884
Author
Benjamin WestBenjamin West
10 October 1738
Artist

Chris OfiliChris Ofili
10 October 1968
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Visual artist
Alison LapperAlison Lapper
07 April 1965
Painter, Photographer

John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw
06 September 1836
Painter

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

George CruikshankGeorge Cruikshank
27 September 1792
Caricaturist
Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891
Painter

Frank AuerbachFrank Auerbach
29 April 1931
Painter
Ford Madox BrownFord Madox Brown
16 April 1821
Painter

Roger HargreavesRoger Hargreaves
09 May 1935
Author

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

Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer
27 January 1805
Painter, Poet
Elizabeth ThompsonElizabeth Thompson
03 November 1846
Painter

Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882
Poet
Patrick CaulfieldPatrick Caulfield
29 January 1936
Painter, Illustrator