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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?"

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    Francisco Goya
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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
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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, + more
    • Birthplace: Covent Garden, London, England
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Eugène Delacroix
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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
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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
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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: Soho, London, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • 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
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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, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    John Martin

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    John Martin
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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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    Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson
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    Anne-Louis Girodet, was a French painter and pupil of Jacques-Louis David, who was part of the beginning of the Romantic movement by adding elements of eroticism through his paintings. Girodet is remembered for his precise and clear style and for his paintings of members of the Napoleonic family.more

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    • Artworks: The Revolt of Cairo, Pygmalion and Galatea, Jean-Baptiste Belley, Burial of Atala, Ossian Receiving the Spirits of the French Heroes, + more
    • Birthplace: Montargis, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Gustave Doré
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    Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving.more

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    • Artworks: The Creation of Light, The Deluge, The defenestration of Jezebel at Jezreel, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, The first ascent of the Matterhorn, + more
    • Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Henry Fuseli
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    Henry Fuseli was a Swiss painter, draughtsman and writer on art who spent much of his life in Britain. Many of his works, such as The Nightmare deal with supernatural subject-matter. He painted works for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, and created his own "Milton Gallery". He held the posts of ...more

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    • Artworks: Odysseus in front of Scylla and Charybdis, Henry Fuseli in Conversation with Johann Jakob Bodmer, The Nightmare, The Nightmare, Head of a Damned Soul from Dante's "Inferno, + more
    • Birthplace: Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Zurich District, Zürich, Canton of Zurich
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, Sturm und Drang
    • Nationality: Switzerland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Juan Luna
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    Juan Luna y Novicio was a Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists. His winning the gold medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts, along with the silver win of fellow ...more

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    • Artworks: Spoliarium, The Death of Cleopatra, The Blood Compact, España y Filipinas, Las Damas Romanas, + more
    • Birthplace: Badoc, Philippines
    • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism, Romanticism, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: Philippines
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Théodore Géricault
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    Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault was an influential French painter and lithographer, known for The Raft of the Medusa and other paintings. Although he died young, he was one of the pioneers of the Romantic movement.more

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    • Artworks: The Raft of the Medusa, The Charging Chasseur, The Wounded Officer of the Imperial Guard Leaving the Battlefield, Portrait of a Kleptomaniac, A Madwoman and Compulsive Gambler, + more
    • Birthplace: Rouen, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    • Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

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    Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
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    Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.more

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    • Artworks: Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld, Ville d'Avray, The Church of Marissel near Beauvais, The Bridge at Narni, Le concert champêtre, + more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    William Mulready

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    William Mulready
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    William Mulready was an Irish genre painter living in London. He is best known for his romanticizing depictions of rural scenes, and for creating Mulready stationery letter sheets, issued at the same time as the Penny Black postage stamp.more

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    • Artworks: The Sonnet, Choosing the Wedding Gown, The Butt (Shooting a Cherry), Hampstead Heath, Giving a Bite, + more
    • Birthplace: Ennis, Republic of Ireland
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Richard Wilson RA was an influential British landscape painter, who worked in Britain and Italy. With George Lambert he is recognised as a pioneer in British art of landscape for its own sake and was described in the Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales as the "most distinguished painter Wales has ever ...more

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    • Birthplace: Montgomeryshire, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: Wales
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, OM, RA was a Frisian painter of special British denizenship. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his ...more

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    • Artworks: The Roses of Heliogabalus, Spring
    • Birthplace: Dronrijp, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Academic art, Romanticism
    • Nationality: Netherlands, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ivan Aivazovsky
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    Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was an Russian Empire Romantic painter. He is considered one of the greatest marine artists in history. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia and was mostly based in his native Crimea. Following his ...more

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    • Artworks: The Landing at SubashI, The Battle of Chesma, The Ninth Wave
    • Birthplace: Feodosia, Ukraine
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russia, Armenia
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Adrian Ludwig Richter
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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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