(Born 1965, Bristol)
Controversial British artist and sculptor.
(Born 1946 in Abertridwr, Caerphilly)
Winner of the Nettleship Prize for Figure Painting in 1967, Prendergast was thought of as one of the leading Welsh landscape painters.
(Born 1937 in Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.
(Born 1926 in Wandsworth, London)
Derek Davis developed his ceramics, coming up with several innovative techniques. In 1994 he had an eye operation which afterwards left him unable to work with the pottery kiln, which was when he then started to focus on his painting.
(Born 1918 in Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey)
Sir John Kyffin Williams painted landscapes which are now exhibited in major art collections and is considered to be the most important Welsh artist of the twentieth century.
(Born 1912 in Ledbury, Herefordshire)
A collagist, painter and writer. From 1935 on wards he was a part of the Surrealist movement.
(Born 1910 in Norwich, Norfolk)
A self-taught painter in the impressionist and post-impressionist style.
(Born 1903 in Epsom, Surrey)
John Piper painted mainly landscapes and churches but was appointed as an official war artist from 1940-1942. His first painting of bomb damage was after the air raid that destroyed Coventry Cathedral.
(Born 1903 in Acton, London)
Known particularly for his watercolours of the South Downs, he was a painter, designer, book illustrator, wood engraver and war artist.
(Born 1903 in Loanhead, Midlothian)
Know as William MacTaggart the Younger, so as not to be confused with hisgran father. He was a landscape painter who captured images of Scotland and countries around Europe.
(Born 1903 in Braintree, Essex)
A graphic artist, illustrator and painter. He was a war artist during the World War II.
(Born 1902, London)
Painter, who was part of the Surrealist Movement.
(Born 1897 in Ellesmere, Shropshire)
Tom Lovatt-Williams was an English poet and writer whose topics were nature and the railways. He wrote a novel The Gentle Years which was read by Richard Harris on the BBCs Book at Bedtime.
Cicely Mary Barker
(Born 1895 in Croydon, Surrey)
As an illustrator, artist and author she is well known for her fantasy illustrations of fairies and flowers. Her first book was published in 1923 which was Flower Fairies of the Spring. As an artist her painting Christ Child, The Darling of the World Has Come was bought by Queen Mary. Also she designed a stained glass window for St.Edmunds Church, Pitlake.
(Born 1895 in Hackney, London)
William Roberts, British artist, was a war artist and painted groups of figures and portraits.
(Born 1894 in Denham, Buckinghamshire)
Ben Nicholson, British artist, painted landscapes and still life scenes and was known for his abstract pictures.
(Born 1892 in Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Dorothy was an accomplished Scottish artist, painter and watercolourist. The daughter of George Whitton Johnstone.
(Born 1892 in Cookham, Berkshire)
Gilbert Spencer, British artist, painted landscapes, portraits and murals.
(Born 1891 in Spitalfields, London)
Mark Gertler, British artist, painted portraits and still life pictures.
Stanley Spencer, Sir
(Born 1891 in Cookham, Berkshire)
Sir Stanley Spencer, British artist, was was known for his paintings of Biblical scenes.
Claud Lovat Fraser
(Born 1890, London)
You may be a ble to see some of his work at the Tate in London, including works like The Slave Market, Nude Study and Seater Female Nude.
(Born 1890 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire)
Her work was exhibited at The Royal Academy London and Salon dAutomne Paris. She was painted and sculpted by many artists.
Christopher R. W. Nevinson
(Born 1889 in Hampstead, London)
Christopher Nevinson, British artist, painted landscapes and also worked at etching and lithography.
(Born 1889, London)
Paul Nash, British artist, painted surrealist pictures, landscapes and was a war artist and book illustrator.
Laurence Stephen Lowry
(Born 1887 in Stretford, Greater Manchester)
Laurence Stephen Lowry usually called L.S. Lowry, British artist, is known for his 'matchstick' paintings of urban landscapes and industrial scenes in his native Lancashire.
(Born 1885 in Rothiemurchus, Highland)
Duncan Grant, British artist, was a member of the Bloomsbury Group and as well as being a painter, he also made pottery and designed textiles and theatre sets.
(Born 1880 in Maidenhead, Berkshire)
Malcolm Drummond, British artist, was was known for his paintings of urban scenes and was a member of the Camden Town Group.
Frank Cadogan Cowpe
(Born 1877 in Wicken, Northamptonshire)
Frank Cowper, British artist, was known for paintings of historic and literary scenes.
Gwendolen Mary John
(Born 1876 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire)
Gwendolen Mary John, Welsh artist, was known for her portrait work and also modelled for sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Muirhead Bone, Sir
(Born 1876 in Glasgow, Glasgow City)
He was known as a Scottish watercolour and drypoint artist and an etcher, although originally he was trained as an architect. His works were mainly landscapes, industry and architecture focusing on urban construction and demolition sites. In 1916 he was appointed as Britains first official war artist.
(Born 1876 in Rode, Somerset)
Harold Gilman, British artist, painted portraits and landscapes and was a member of the Camden Town Group.
Arthur Henry Knighton Hammond
(Born 1875 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire)
Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond, British artist, painted industrial scenes and society portraits.
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, Sir
(Born 1874 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire)
Churchill was a prolific painter and writer. You can see many of his works at Chartwell in Kent, where he lived and worked for many years. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
(Born 1873 in Maesteg, Bridgend)
Welsh artist Christopher Williams often painted large canvases, requiring venues of sufficient size to exhibit them. The subject matter he chose generally included themes of interest to him, such as Welsh heritage and identity, as in his painting Cymru’n Deffro (Wales Awakes in English).
(Born 1872 in Brighton, East Sussex)
Aubrey Beardsley, British artist, helped to develop the Art Nouveau and poster styles.
William Nicholson, Sir
(Born 1872 in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire)
Sir William Nicholson, British artist,was known for his landscapes and portraits and also worked as a wood-engraver and illustrator.
Sholto Johnstone Douglas
(Born 1871 in Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Sholto Johnstone Douglas, Scottish artist, painted portraits and landscapes.
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.
George William Russell
(Born 1867 in Lurgan, Armagh)
Russell was a writer, poet, artist and more. He wrote two novels, The Interpreters and The Avatars. There is a bust of Russell in Merrion Square in Dublin. There is also a plaque on 84 Merrion Square that reads, George William Russell AE 1867 – 1935 Poet Mystic Painter Co-operator worked here.
Sidney Curnow Vosper
(Born 1866 in Plymouth, Devon)
Perhaps his most best known work was the portrait of Sian Owen, who was in the congregation at Capel Salem in Pentre Gwynfryn. The paint is know simply by the name of Salem.
(Born 1866 in Kensington, London)
She was an illustrator, author, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her childrens books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit in which she featured animal characters. In her career she published over 23 books. Due to her love of The Lake District, in 1905 she bought Hill Top Farm, Near Sawrey. Her books are still very popular and continue to sell all over the world and her stories have been retold in film, animation,dance and song.
(Born 1865 in Hove, east sussex)
Robert Bevan, British artist. As well as painting, he also worked as a lithographer and draughtsman and he was a member of the Camden Town Group.
Philip Wilson Steer
(Born 1860 in Birkenhead, Merseyside)
Philip Wilson Steer, British artist, was influential in the growth of Impressionist art in Britain.
James Guthrie, Sir
(Born 1859 in Greenock, East Renfrewshire)
James Guthrie lived most of his life in the Sottish Borders. He was influenced by the French Realists and one of his notable works was A Hinds Daughter (1883).
Dugald Sutherland MacColl
(Born 1859 in Glasgow, Glasgow City)
Dugald Sutherland MacColl was a Scottish watercolour painter but was best known as an art writer and lecturer. One of his works was On The Terrace (1922).
(Born 1857 in Sibsey, Lincolnshire)
Post impressionist painter.
David Horatio Winder
(Born 1855 in Bolton, Greater Manchester)
David Horatio Winder, British artist, was known for his landscapes of Britain.
(Born 1855 in Devonport, Devon)
He was a Cornish Fisherman, who became an artist after the death of his wife in 1922 when he began to paint. He was completely self taught and never had any lessons. The style of his paintings are known as naive art, where perspective is ignored and the scale of the object is based on its relative importance to the scene.
Francis Bernard Dicksee, Sir
(Born 1853, London)
Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee, British artist, was was known for paintings of historic scenes and portrait work.
Edmund Blair Leighton
(Born 1852, London)
Edmund Blair Leighton, British artist, painted historical and often medieval scenes.
David Murray, Sir
(Born 1849 in Glasgow, Glasgow City)
Sir David Murray was well known as a Scottish landscape painter. One of his notable works was My Love Has Gone A-Sailing which was exhibited in 1884 and purchased by the Chantrey Trustees for the Tate Gallery.
Robert Walker Macbeth
(Born 1848 in Glasgow, Glasgow City)
Robert Walker Macbeth was known as a Scottish painter etcher and watercolourist, particularly specialising in pastoral landscape.
(Born 1845 in Liverpool, Merseyside)
A prolific artist who worked with pottery, stained glass, illustration and more. He was well know as an author of childrens books. He was both a disciple and friend to William Morris.
(Born 1845, London)
Frank Holl, British artist, was known for his realistic paintings of ordinary life and helped to establish social realism.
(Born 1841 in York, North Yorkshire)
Albert Moore, British artist, was known for his paintings of female figures with classical settings.
(Born 1841 in Kames, Argyll and Bute)
Hamilton Macallum was a Scottish painter. He painted the Scottish Highlands from a small yacht and his favourite subject was sunlight.
John Atkinson Grimshaw
(Born 1836 in Leeds, West Yorkshire)
John Atkinson Grimshaw, British artist, was born on this day in the year 1836. He painted landscapes and city scenes.
(Born 1835 in Kintyre, Argyll and Bute)
William McTaggart, Scottish artist, was known for his landscape paintings.
Edward Coley Burne-jones
(Born 1833 in Birmingham, West Midlands)
Burne-Jones was a major player in the revival of stained glass in Briton, during his time with and as a founder of Morris, Marshal, Faulkner and co.
William Quiller Orchardson, Sir
(Born 1832 in Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Sir William Quiller Orchardson, Scottish painter, was known for his paintings of historic and domestic scenes.
Benjamin Williams Leader
(Born 1831 in Worcester, West Midlands)
Benjamin Williams Leader, English artist, was known for his landscape paintings.
Frederic Leighton, Sir
(Born 1830 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire)
Sir Frederic Leighton, English artist and sculptor, is best known for his paintings of historical and classical scenes.
Alfred William Hunt
(Born 1830 in Liverpool, Merseyside)
Winner of the Newdigate prize for poetry back in 1851, Alfred William Hunt was an accomplished painter in both oils and water colours.
(Born 1830 in London, London)
Wallis was a Pre-Raphaelite artist. He painted works such as, The Death of Chatterton of 1856. The model in the painting was a young George Meredith.
John Everett Millais, Sir
(Born 1829 in Southampton, Hampshire)
Sir John Everett Millais, English artist and illustrator, was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Edwin Longsden Long
(Born 1829 in Bath, Somerset)
Edwin Longsden Long, English artist, painted portraits and historical scenes.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(Born 1828, London)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the English poet, illustrator and painter, founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848.
(Born 1826 in La Turquie Vale, Guernsey)
Denys Corbet was born at La Turquie Vale, Guernsey. He was a poet, naive painter and a school master. He mainly wrote in the Dgernesiais language which was used in Guernsey. Two examples of his poems are LTouar de Guernesey and Les Feuilles de la Foret. He is also known as a naive painter of cows and rural life.
(Born 1823 in Paisley, Glasgow City)
William Hart travelled to America with his family as a child. In New York he was an apprentice carriage painter where he decorated the panels of coaches with landscapes. He returned to Scotland to study for three years before returning back to New York where he opened a studio.
William Powell Frith
(Born 1819 in Aldfield, North Yorkshire)
William Powell Frith, English artist, is best known for his paintings of Victorian social scenes.
Paul Jacob Naftel
(Born 1817 in Guernsey, Guernsey)
Paul Jacob Naftel was a self-taught watercolour artist and was the only Guernsey born professional painter of the 19th century.
(Born 1817 in Chatham, Kent)
Dadd was a painter who is known for his representations of fairies and other supernatural subjects. One of his well known works is The Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke which he worked on between 1885-64.
Patrick Branwell Bronte
(Born 1817 in Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Patrick Branwell Bronte, painter and poet, was the brother of writers Emily, Anne, and Charlotte Bronte.
(Born 1817, London)
Edward Armitage, English artist, is best known for his paintings of classical and biblical scenes.
William James Blacklock
(Born 1816 in Shoreditch, London)
William James Blacklock, English artist, is known for his paintings of Lake District landscapes.
(Born 1805 in Newington, London)
Samuel Palmer, British artist, etcher and printmaker was part of the Romantic movement and known for his pastoral landscapes.
John Frederick Lewis
(Born 1804, London)
John Frederick Lewis, English artist, is best known for his paintings of Oriental and Mediterranean scenes.
Thomas Sidney Cooper
(Born 1803 in Canterbury, Kent)
Thomas Sidney Cooper, English artist, is best known for his landscape paintings of farming scenes.
Richard Parkes Bonington
(Born 1802 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire)
Richard Parkes Bonington, English Romantic landscape painter, is best known for his paintings of coastal scenes.
Edwin Henry Landseer, Sir
(Born 1802, London)
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, English artist, is known for his paintings of horses and dogs and most famous for the lions in Trafalgar Square.
(Born 1776 in East Bergholt, Suffolk)
A romantic painter, known for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, now known as Constable Country.
(Born 1767 in Maidstone, Kent)
At the age of 15 he moved to London to study art and was later admitted to the Royal Academy Schools. His work included watercolour, drawings and engravings.
(Born 1758 in Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Nasmyth was a Scottish landscape and portrait painter. One of his best known works is the portrait of the poet Robert Burns. His landscapes include View of Tantallon Castle and the Bass Rock.
(Born 1757 in Soho, London)
He was a painter, printmaker and poet but was not recognised during his lifetime. In 2002 he was placed at 38 in the BBCs poll of the 100 Greatest Britons and is now considered as highly influential in the history of the visual arts and poetry of the Romantic Age.
(Born 1756 in Stockbridge, Edinburgh)
Scottish portrait artist. Most famous for his portrait of Sir John Sinclair.
(Born 1734 in Derby, Derbyshire)
Joseph Wright was an English portrait and landscape painter. His work is significant for his use of the chiaroscuro effect, which highlights the contrast of light and dark which can be seen in his paintings of candle lit subjects. He has been celebrated as the first professional painter to demonstrate the mood of the Industrial Revolution.
(Born 1733 in Carlisle, Cumbria)
Sawrey Gilpin specialised in the painting of horses and dogs. He also was an illustrator and etcher. In 1786 his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy London and he was elected an associate of the Academy in 1795.
(Born 1727 in Sudbury, Suffolk)
A talented English portrait and landscape painter. Perhaps his best known work would be The Blue Boy. He was noted for the speed that he applied paint, working more from nature.
(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.
(Born 1724 in Liverpool, Merseyside)
Stubbs was the son of a Currier and became famous for his paintings of horses.
Joshua Reynolds, Sir
(Born 1723 in Plympton, Devon)
Reynolds was an 18th century English portrait painter, who helped to found the Royal Academy and was there first president. He painted in the grand manner, not copying his subjects exactly as they really were but reflected their nobility. You can see a number of his portraits in the Reynolds room at Knole in Kent.
(Born 1714 in Penegoes, Powys)
The Welsh artist Richard Wilson was one of Britains earliest landscape painters.
(Born 1713 in Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Accomplished Scottish painter. Perhaps best known for his portraits of George III in around 1762 and The Lost Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart 1745.
(Born 1712 in Preston, Lancashire)
Born in 1712 he was an English portrait painter and is known for a type of portrait called a conversation piece. In 1735 his first commission was Hoghton Towers from Duxon Hill, Lancashire. This showed his interest in landscape but two years later he became established as a portrait painter having a studio in Great Queens Street London.
(Born 1697 in Smithfield, London)
Best known for his satirical and moral painting and engravings.
(Born 1682 in Carney, Aberdeenshire)
William Cairney was a Scottish portrait painter. His style of art was aimed at imitating nature and he used soft and mild colouring and lighting in his work.
(Born 1609, London)
Samuel Cooper is best kown as an English miniture painter