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Famous Romantic Artists

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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. 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 Eugène Delacroix.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (92 items)
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    Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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    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 Bonaparte, ...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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    J. M. W. Turner

    J. M. W. Turner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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    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, The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, + more
    • Birthplace: Covent Garden, London, England
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Eugène Delacroix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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    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 passion ...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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    Caspar David Friedrich

    Caspar David Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 4 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 mists, ...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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    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 read ...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: London postal district, W postcode area, Soho, Eurasia, United Kingdom, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    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 his ...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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    Thomas Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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    Thomas Gainsborough FRSA was an English portrait and landscape painter. more

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    • Artworks: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, The Blue Boy, + more
    • Birthplace: Sudbury, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    John Martin

    John Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Romantic Artists
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    John Martin was an English Romantic painter, engraver and illustrator. more

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    • Artworks: The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, The Plains of Heaven, The Last Judgment, The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, The Great Day of His Wrath, + more
    • Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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