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.
Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
Occultist
Ant AnsteadAnt Anstead
29 February 1979
Television Presenter

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

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

David HockneyDavid Hockney
09 July 1937
Painter

J. M. W. TurnerJ. M. W. Turner
23 April 1775
Romanticist landscape painter
Jade JaggerJade Jagger
21 October 1971
Model

Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

L. S. LowryL. S. Lowry
01 November 1887
Artist
Eric GillEric Gill
22 February 1882
Sculptor

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet
William HogarthWilliam Hogarth
10 November 1697
Painter

John William WaterhouseJohn William Waterhouse
06 April 1849
Painter

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872
Illustrator

Tracey EminTracey Emin
03 July 1963
Artist, Painter

Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician
John ConstableJohn Constable
11 June 1776
Romantic Painter

Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough
14 May 1727
Landscape painter

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect

Neil HarbissonNeil Harbisson
27 July 1984
Cyborg Artist
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter
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

Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of BathAlexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
06 May 1932
Artist
Stuart SutcliffeStuart Sutcliffe
23 June 1940
Painter

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Jemima KirkeJemima Kirke
26 April 1985
Artist
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
12 March 1954
Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect

Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker

John Everett MillaisJohn Everett Millais
08 June 1829
Painter, Illustrator

Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
09 February 1960
Singer, Writer, Artist, Guitarist, Painter
Derren BrownDerren Brown
27 February 1971
Illusionist
Alice LiddellAlice Liddell
04 May 1852
Artist

Chris BarrieChris Barrie
28 March 1960
Actor

Daniel ChattoDaniel Chatto
22 April 1957
Actor

Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
31 January 1942
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist,
Neil BuchananNeil Buchanan
11 October 1961
Television presenter

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

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

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903
Painter, Artist

Vanessa BellVanessa Bell
30 May 1879
Painter
Maggi HamblingMaggi Hambling
23 October 1945
Painter

Louis WainLouis Wain
05 August 1860
Artist, Painter
Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929
Writer

Joshua ReynoldsJoshua Reynolds
16 July 1723
Painter

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Gerald ScarfeGerald Scarfe
01 June 1936
Caricaturist, Illustrator, Designer, Animator,
Arthur RansomeArthur Ransome
18 January 1884
Author

Bridget RileyBridget Riley
24 April 1931
Painter

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli
07 February 1741
Writer

Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900
Artist

William Holman HuntWilliam Holman Hunt
02 April 1827
Painter, Artist
Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham
19 September 1867
Painter, Illustrator

Mervyn PeakeMervyn Peake
09 July 1911
Writer

John TennielJohn Tenniel
28 February 1820
Illustrator

W. S. GilbertW. S. Gilbert
18 November 1836
Dramatist
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

E. H. ShepardE. H. Shepard
10 December 1879
Artist, Illustrator, Painter
Jack VettrianoJack Vettriano
17 November 1951
Painter

Richard DaddRichard Dadd
01 August 1817
Painter, Illustrator

Benjamin WestBenjamin West
10 October 1738
Artist
Ernest Thompson SetonErnest Thompson Seton
14 August 1860
Author

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist
Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist

Duncan GrantDuncan Grant
21 January 1885
Painter

Frank DobsonFrank Dobson
18 November 1886
Artist
Alfred MunningsAlfred Munnings
08 October 1878
painter

Philip de LászlóPhilip de László
30 April 1869
Painter
Augustus JohnAugustus John
04 January 1878
Painter, Etcher

Roger HargreavesRoger Hargreaves
09 May 1935
Author

Jacob EpsteinJacob Epstein
10 November 1880
Sculptor

Angelica KauffmanAngelica Kauffman
30 October 1741
Painter
Alison LapperAlison Lapper
07 April 1965
Painter, Photographer
John William GodwardJohn William Godward
09 August 1861
Painter

Henry Scott TukeHenry Scott Tuke
12 June 1858
Painter

Thomas LawrenceThomas Lawrence
13 April 1769
Painter

Laura KnightLaura Knight
04 August 1877
Painter, Autobiographer
Dora CarringtonDora Carrington
29 March 1893
Painter

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

Eduardo PaolozziEduardo Paolozzi
07 March 1924
Sculptor

Jenny SavilleJenny Saville
07 May 1970
painter

Joseph Wright of DerbyJoseph Wright of Derby
03 September 1734
Painter, Artist
Ford Madox BrownFord Madox Brown
16 April 1821
Painter

Brian FroudBrian Froud
1947 AD
painter, illustrator
John GouldJohn Gould
14 September 1804
Ornithologist

Chris OfiliChris Ofili
10 October 1968
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Visual artist
Roger FryRoger Fry
14 December 1866
Curator, Art historian, Painter, University
Stanley SpencerStanley Spencer
30 June 1891
Painter