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List of famous Romanticism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Romanticism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. You might also be interested in J. M. W. Turner's most famous paintings and iconic artwork by Francisco Goya. These notable Romanticism period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Romanticism artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

This list is made up of artists like William Blake and Eugéne Delacroix.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Romanticism artists?" and "Who are the best Romanticism artists?"

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J. M. W. Turner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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J. M. W. Turner


Joseph Mallord William "J. M. W." Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Although ...more

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Artworks: The Slave Ship, War, the Exile and the Rock Limpet, Venice from the Porch of Madonna della Salute Self Portrait, + more

Birthplace: Covent Garden, London, England

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism

Nationality: United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

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Caspar David Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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Caspar David Friedrich was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning ...more

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Artworks: Moonrise Over the Sea, Wreck in the Ice-sea, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Chalk Cliffs on Rügen The Heldstein near Rathen, + more

Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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Francisco Goya


Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Goya was court painter to the Spanish Crown; throughout the Peninsular War he remained in Madrid, where he painted the portrait of Joseph ...more

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Artworks: The Second of May 1808, The Third of May 1808, Saturn Devouring His Son, La maja vestida La maja desnuda, + more

Birthplace: Fuendetodos, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

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Eugène Delacroix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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Eugène Delacroix


Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his ...more

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Artworks: Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople, The Massacre at Chios, Clorinda Rescues Olindo und Sophroni, Liberty Leading the People Christ on the Sea of Galilee, + more

Birthplace: Saint-Maurice-en-Chalencon, France

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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William Blake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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William Blake was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least ...more

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Artworks: Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing, Nebuchadnezzar, The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun, + more

Birthplace: Soho, London, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Art Forms: Painting

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John Constable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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John Constable


John Constable, RA was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as "Constable Country"—which he invested with an intensity of affection. "I should paint my own places best", he wrote to ...more

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Artworks: Dedham Vale, Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, The Cornfield Landscape with Cottages, + more

Birthplace: East Bergholt, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism

Nationality: United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

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Adrian Ludwig Richter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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. Adrian Ludwig Richter, a German painter and etcher, was born at Dresden, the son of the engraver Karl August Richter, from whom he received his training; but he was strongly influenced by Erhard and Chodowiecki. He was the most popular, and in many ways the most typical German illustrator of the ...more

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Birthplace: Dresden, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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Constantin Hansen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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Constantin Hansen


Carl Christian Constantin Hansen was one of the painters associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting. He was deeply interested in literature and mythology, and inspired by art historian Niels Lauritz Høyen, he tried to recreate a national historical painting based on Norse mythology. He ...more

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Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism

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