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Famous Artists from United Kingdom

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List of the most popular artists from United Kingdom, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous British artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable British artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List below includes Abby Jackson, Harriet Mead and more artists.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from United Kingdom?" and "Who are the most well-known British artists?"

For further information on these historic British artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated British artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.



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    Francis Bacon
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    Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Bacon took up painting in his early 20s but worked ...more

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    • Artworks: Painting (1946), Figure with Meat, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, Figure in a landscape, Composition (Figure), + more
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Lucian Freud
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    Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting ...more

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    • Artworks: Two Japanese Wrestlers by a Sink, Woman with a Daffodil, Girl with a White Dog, Francis Bacon, Sunny MorningEight Legs
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Realism, Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Gillian Wearing is a film director.more

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    • Artworks: Sixty minute silence, We as Warhol in Drag with Scar, Secrets and Lies, Me As Arbus, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say, + more
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Young British Artists, Conceptual art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Installation art
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    Damien Steven Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists, who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly the United Kingdom's richest living ...more

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    • Artworks: For the Love of God, Mickey, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, Verity, Mother and Child, + more
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Young British Artists
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Installation art, Painting
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    Eric John Hosking

    Eric John Hosking OBE was an English photographer noted for his bird photography.more

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    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Leonora Carrington OBE was a British-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Leonora Carrington was also a founding member of the Women’s Liberation ...more

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    • Artworks: Le Bon Roi Dagobert, Temple of the word, Horses of Lord Candlestick, The Giantess, Juggler, + more
    • Birthplace: Clayton-le-Woods, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Surrealism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Mexico, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE is an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of op art. She currently lives and works in London, Cornwall and the Vaucluse in France.more

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    • Artworks: Blue About, Current, Fission
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Op art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stencilling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on ...more

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    • Artworks: Cardinal Sin, Cheltenham Banksy, Mobile Lovers, Bomb Hugger, Balloon Girl
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, South West England, Bristol, United Kingdom, England, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Graffiti, Street art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Mural, Printmaking
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    Eric Treacy

    Eric Treacy MBE was an English railway photographer and Anglican bishop.more

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    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Reece Winstone

    Reece Winstone FRPS was an English photographer from Bristol. He edited and self-published the 'Bristol As It Was' books of photographs of Bristol, covering in detail the period from the dawn of photography to 1962.more

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    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    David Bomberg
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    David Garshen Bomberg was an English painter, and one of the Whitechapel Boys. Bomberg was one of the most audacious of the exceptional generation of artists who studied at the Slade School of Art under Henry Tonks, and which included Mark Gertler, Stanley Spencer, C.R.W. Nevinson and Dora Carrington.more

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    • Artworks: East Valley, Cuenca: Afternoon, In the Hold, Recto: Messiah. Verso: Messiah, Ju-Jitsu, + more
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Futurism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Jean Cooke

    Jean Esme Oregon Cooke RA was an English painter of still lifes, landscapes, portraits and figures. She was a lecturer at the Royal Academy and regularly exhibited her works, including the summer Royal Academy exhibitions. She was commissioned to make portraits by Lincoln College and St Hilda's College, ...more

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    • Birthplace: South London, London, England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Edwin George Herbert Smith was an English photographer. He is best known for his distinctive vignettes of English gardens, landscapes, and architecture. On his own or in partnership with his wife, the artist and writer Olive Cook, he authored or contributed to numerous books during his lifetime and his ...more

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    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Andy Goldsworthy
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    Andy Goldsworthy, OBE is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland.more

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    • Artworks: Roof, Faultline, Ice left by the tide/Stacked and frozen/Worked quickly before the tide, Wet feathers/Wrapped around a stone/Before the incoming tide, Carrick
    • Birthplace: Cheshire, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Land art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    William Morris
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    William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to ...more

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    • Artworks: Strawberry Thief, Self-portrait, Acanthus, Saint Cecilia, La belle Iseult, + more
    • Birthplace: Walthamstow, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Richard Long
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    Richard Long RA CBE is an English sculptor and one of the best known British land artists. Long is the only artist to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize four times. He was nominated in 1984, 1987, 1988 and he then won the award in 1989 for White Water Line. He currently lives and works in Bristol.more

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    • Artworks: Chalk Circle, White Water Line, Small White Pebble Circles, Red Walk, Chalk Line, + more
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Land art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Lewis Carroll
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    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem ...more

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    • Artworks: Brook and Hugh Kitchin, Xie Kitchin
    • Birthplace: Daresbury, Widnes, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: England
    • Art Forms: Photography
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    Winston Churchill
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    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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    • Artworks: Evening Glow at Mimizan, Great Hall at Blenheim Palace, Lullenden Manor, Mosque at Marrakech, Marrakech, + more
    • Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Caziel

    Caziel was a Polish artist who lived and worked in Paris during the inter-war period and who worked alongside a number of important figures of the School of Paris, including Pablo Picasso and the art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler.more

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    • Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, School of Paris
    • Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Angela Gegg is a Belizean artist, author and entertainer. Angela Gegg is one of Belize’s leading female artists. In the past decade she has had six major solo art shows and been featured in over twenty joint art shows and exhibits in Belize, Texas, New York, Miami, and Trinidad. She is featured in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Belize City, Belize
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: Belize, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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