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
David HockneyDavid Hockney
09 July 1937
Painter

Jade JaggerJade Jagger
21 October 1971
Model

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

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

Tracey EminTracey Emin
03 July 1963
Artist, Painter
John ConstableJohn Constable
11 June 1776
Romantic Painter

Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
14 May 1727
Landscape painter

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

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist

Stuart SutcliffeStuart Sutcliffe
23 June 1940
Painter, musician
Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker

Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
12 March 1954
Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect
Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
09 February 1960
Singer, Writer, Artist, Guitarist, Painter

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet, Illustrator, Painter, Writer, Artist,

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect, Painter, Designer, Sculptor
John William WaterhouseJohn William Waterhouse
06 April 1849
Painter

William HogarthWilliam Hogarth
10 November 1697
Painter, Caricaturist, Illustrator, Graphic artist
L. S. LowryL. S. Lowry
01 November 1887
Painter

John Everett MillaisJohn Everett Millais
08 June 1829
Painter, Illustrator

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

Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
31 January 1942
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist,
Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter
Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
30 May 1879
Painter

Joshua ReynoldsJoshua Reynolds
16 July 1723
Painter

Bridget RileyBridget Riley
24 April 1931
Painter

Peter GreenawayPeter Greenaway
05 April 1942
Theatre director, Film director, Writer,
Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer

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

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903
Painter, Artist

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer

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Edward Burne-JonesEdward Burne-Jones
28 August 1833
Painter
Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860
Artist, Painter

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
01 June 1936
Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator,
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham
19 September 1867
Painter, Illustrator

William Holman HuntWilliam Holman Hunt
02 April 1827
Painter, Artist
E. H. ShepardE. H. Shepard
10 December 1879
Artist, Illustrator, Painter

Jack VettrianoJack Vettriano
17 November 1951
Painter
Eduardo PaolozziEduardo Paolozzi
07 March 1924
Sculptor, University teacher, Painter

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

Joseph Wright of DerbyJoseph Wright of Derby
03 September 1734
Painter, Artist
Angelica KauffmanAngelica Kauffman
30 October 1741
Painter

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

Richard DaddRichard Dadd
01 August 1817
Painter, Illustrator

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891
Painter
Dora CarringtonDora Carrington
29 March 1893
Painter

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist, Illustrator, Painter, Postage stamp
Frank AuerbachFrank Auerbach
29 April 1931
Painter

Chris OfiliChris Ofili
10 October 1968
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Visual artist

John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw
06 September 1836
Painter
Roger FryRoger Fry
14 December 1866
Curator, Art historian, Painter, University

Brian FroudBrian Froud
1947 AD
painter, illustrator
Peter DoigPeter Doig
17 April 1959
Painter

George Frederic WattsGeorge Frederic Watts
23 February 1817
Painter, Sculptor

George StubbsGeorge Stubbs
24 August 1724
painter, non-fiction writer
Edmund LeightonEdmund Leighton
21 September 1852
Painter

Ford Madox BrownFord Madox Brown
16 April 1821
Painter
Ben NicholsonBen Nicholson
10 April 1894
painter, sculptor

Godfrey KnellerGodfrey Kneller
08 August 1646
Painter

John William GodwardJohn William Godward
09 August 1861
Painter

Nicholas HilliardNicholas Hilliard
1547 AD
painter
Elizabeth ThompsonElizabeth Thompson
03 November 1846
Painter
Thomas LawrenceThomas Lawrence
13 April 1769
painter

Laura KnightLaura Knight
04 August 1877
Painter, Autobiographer

Patrick CaulfieldPatrick Caulfield
29 January 1936
Painter, Illustrator

Evelyn De MorganEvelyn De Morgan
30 August 1855
Painter
Henry Scott TukeHenry Scott Tuke
12 June 1858
Painter

Maggi HamblingMaggi Hambling
23 October 1945
Painter

Kate PeruginiKate Perugini
29 October 1839
Painter

Edward Gordon CraigEdward Gordon Craig
16 January 1872
Actor, Director, Illustrator, Scenographer,

David TibetDavid Tibet
05 March 1960
Musician, Painter, Poet
William EttyWilliam Etty
10 March 1787
Painter

David ShrigleyDavid Shrigley
17 September 1968
Painter
Howard HodgkinHoward Hodgkin
06 August 1932
Painter, Engraver

Cecily BrownCecily Brown
1969 AD
painter

Alison LapperAlison Lapper
07 April 1965
Painter, Photographer
Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
08 October 1878
painter

Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson
23 July 1872
Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist
Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer
27 January 1805
Painter, Poet

Herbert James DraperHerbert James Draper
1863 AD
painter, illustrator

Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900
Paramedic, Art historian, Engineer, Photographer,

Leslie WardLeslie Ward
21 November 1851
Caricaturist, Painter
Luke FildesLuke Fildes
03 October 1843
Painter, Caricaturist, Illustrator

Rex WhistlerRex Whistler
24 June 1905
Painter
Edward Robert HughesEdward Robert Hughes
05 November 1851
 

Edward PoynterEdward Poynter
20 March 1836
Painter, University teacher

J. E. H. MacDonaldJ. E. H. MacDonald
12 May 1873
Painter

Benjamin HaydonBenjamin Haydon
26 January 1786
Painter
David BombergDavid Bomberg
05 December 1890
Painter