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.
Charlotte Johnson WahlCharlotte Johnson Wahl
30 April 1942
Painter, Mother of Boris Johnson
Ant AnsteadAnt Anstead
29 February 1979
Television Presenter

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

William HogarthWilliam Hogarth
10 November 1697
Painter
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

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

Jade JaggerJade Jagger
21 October 1971
Model
Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872
Illustrator

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet
Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter

John William WaterhouseJohn William Waterhouse
06 April 1849
Painter

John ConstableJohn Constable
11 June 1776
Romantic Painter

Tracey EminTracey Emin
03 July 1963
Artist, Painter

Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician
Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect

Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
14 May 1727
Landscape painter

Eric GillEric Gill
22 February 1882
Sculptor

Neil HarbissonNeil Harbisson
27 July 1984
Cyborg Artist
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
Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
09 October 1969
Artist

John TennielJohn Tenniel
28 February 1820
Illustrator

Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of BathAlexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
06 May 1932
Artist
Jemima KirkeJemima Kirke
26 April 1985
Artist

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Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
12 March 1954
Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect
Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
31 January 1942
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist,

Stuart SutcliffeStuart Sutcliffe
23 June 1940
Painter

Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker

Daniel ChattoDaniel Chatto
22 April 1957
Actor
Alice LiddellAlice Liddell
04 May 1852
Artist
Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
09 February 1960
Singer, Writer, Artist, Guitarist, Painter

Derren BrownDerren Brown
27 February 1971
Illusionist

John Everett MillaisJohn Everett Millais
08 June 1829
Painter, Illustrator

Chris BarrieChris Barrie
28 March 1960
Actor
Neil BuchananNeil Buchanan
11 October 1961
Television presenter

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903
Painter, Artist

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

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

Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860
Artist, Painter
W. S. GilbertW. S. Gilbert
18 November 1836
Dramatist

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
30 May 1879
Painter
Joshua ReynoldsJoshua Reynolds
16 July 1723
Painter

Bridget RileyBridget Riley
24 April 1931
Painter

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer
Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model
Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer

Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham
19 September 1867
Painter, Illustrator

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

William Holman HuntWilliam Holman Hunt
02 April 1827
Painter, Artist

Benjamin WestBenjamin West
10 October 1738
Artist
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Jack VettrianoJack Vettriano
17 November 1951
Painter

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist

Arthur RansomeArthur Ransome
18 January 1884
Author
Mervyn PeakeMervyn Peake
09 July 1911
Writer

Jenny SavilleJenny Saville
07 May 1970
painter
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
Duncan GrantDuncan Grant
21 January 1885
Painter

Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
08 October 1878
painter
Angelica KauffmanAngelica Kauffman
30 October 1741
Painter

Alison LapperAlison Lapper
07 April 1965
Painter, Photographer

Rex WhistlerRex Whistler
24 June 1905
Painter
Roger HargreavesRoger Hargreaves
09 May 1935
Author

E. H. ShepardE. H. Shepard
10 December 1879
Artist, Illustrator, Painter
Henry Scott TukeHenry Scott Tuke
12 June 1858
Painter

Dora CarringtonDora Carrington
29 March 1893
Painter

Eduardo PaolozziEduardo Paolozzi
07 March 1924
Sculptor

Joseph Wright of DerbyJoseph Wright of Derby
03 September 1734
Painter, Artist
Thomas LawrenceThomas Lawrence
13 April 1769
Painter
John William GodwardJohn William Godward
09 August 1861
Painter

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
10 November 1880
Sculptor

Paul KarslakePaul Karslake
1958 AD
Artist

Augustus JohnAugustus John
04 January 1878
Painter, Etcher
Anna KavanAnna Kavan
10 April 1901
Novelist

John GouldJohn Gould
14 September 1804
Ornithologist

Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891
Painter

Edmund LeightonEdmund Leighton
21 September 1852
Painter

Godfrey KnellerGodfrey Kneller
08 August 1646
Painter
John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw
06 September 1836
Painter

Roger FryRoger Fry
14 December 1866
Curator, Art historian, Painter, University
Ford Madox BrownFord Madox Brown
16 April 1821
Painter

Laura KnightLaura Knight
04 August 1877
Painter, Autobiographer
Brian FroudBrian Froud
1947 AD
painter, illustrator
Chris OfiliChris Ofili
10 October 1968
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Visual artist