(Born 1931 in Norwood, London)
Bridget Riley is a British artist who was born in Norwood, London. After attending Cheltenham Ladies' College, she studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. She is known for her Optical Art, an abstract style which utilises optical effects to engage and stimulate the viewers senses. One of Britain's best known artists, her work appears in major collections around the world.
Henry Spencer Moore
(Born 1898 in Castleford, West Yorkshire)
Henry Moore, British sculptor and artist, is known for monumental bronze sculptures, which are now displayed around the world as public works of art. If you visit Scotney Castle (Designed by Anthony Salvin) in Kent, you can see one of his works in the gardens.
(Born 1893, London)
John Nash, British artist, painted landscapes and also worked as a wood-engraver and illustrator.
George Henry Paulin
(Born 1888 in Muckhart, Clackmannanshire)
George Henry Paulin was a notable Scottish sculptor and artist of the 20th century. Among others he created the statue of Pavlova in the Garden of Remembrance, London and the statue of Lord Lister in Kevinggrove Park in Glasgow.
(Born 1881 in Ringwood, Hampshire)
Known as an artist, illustrator and writer, he was established as a major centre of the arts and crafts movement. He collaborated with his wife Constance Smedley combining design, illustration, text and theatre.
Samuel John Peploe
(Born 1871 in Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Famous for among other things one of the most expensive Scottish paintings sold auction, Still Life with Coffee Pot.
(Born 1866, London)
Roger Fry, British artist, helped to popularize modern art in Britain.
(Born 1859 in Bagshot, Surrey)
A craftsman and artist who with his wife (Ethel Hine) set up the Haselmere Peasant Industries in 1896, which was a community of artist and crafts people. They believed that a simple life, handicraft and good husbandry would exercise the mind and body. Godfrey is perhaps best know for the linen hanging in the Victory and Albert museum.
(Born 1848 in Richmond, North Yorkshire)
Ralph Hedley, British artist, was known for his paintings of life in Northern England, wood carving and illustrations.
(Born 1846 in Chester, Cheshire)
The majority of his artwork was in illustration and he greatly influenced the illustration of childrens books. He also illustrated novels and books on foreign travel and exhibited sculpture and oil and watercolour paintings in galleries, including the Royal Acadamy.
(Born 1843 in Walthamstow, London)
William Morris, the English textiles designer, artist and writer was influential in the Arts and Craft movement.
Thomas James Cobden Sanderson
(Born 1840 in Alnwick, Northumberland)
A friend and neighbour of William Morris, Cobden-Sanderson was a member of the Art Workers Guild and was the founder of the Doves Bindery back in 1893. He also started Doves Press, that was a well known private press in London.
(Born 1840 in Marylebone, London)
Frederick Walker, British artist, was known for his paintings of social realism.
(Born 1835 in Kintyre, Argyll and Bute)
William McTaggart, Scottish artist, was known for his landscape paintings.
(Born 1832 in London, London)
Arthur Hughes, English artist and illustrator, was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
John William Bailey
(Born 1831, London)
John William Bailey, British artist, painted miniatures.
(Born 1830 in Hastings, East Sussex)
Marianne North, English artist, is best known for her botanical work.
William Holman Hunt
(Born 1827 in Cheapside, London)
William Holman Hunt, English artist, was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
(Born 1819 in Brunswick Square, London)
Known as a writer, art critic, draughtsman and water colourist of the Victorian era. His legacy can be traced in the arts and crafts movement through William Morris and Charles Robert Ashbee.
George Frederic Watts
(Born 1817 in Marylebone, London)
George Frederic Watts, English artist and sculptor, is best known for his for his allegorical works.
(Born 1806 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire)
William Dyce, Scottish artist, helped to establish public art education in Britain.
David Octavius Hill
(Born 1802 in Perth, Perth and Kinross)
Along with Robert Adamson, Hill helped to pioneer photography and they started the first photographic studio in Scotland. He was a painter and arts activist. One of his best known paintings is - The Pier at Leith - 1860. Leith is in the north of the City of Edinburgh.
Margaret Fownes Luttrell
(Born 1726 in Dunster, Somerset)
An English artist, born in and heiress to Dunster Castle, where you can see two of her paintings (View of an Imaginary Castle with a Round Tower - View of an Imaginary Castle with Two Towers). Also at the castle, you can see four painting of Margaret.