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The Most Famous Romantic Artists Of All Time

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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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    Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix ( DEL-ə-krwah, DEL-ə-KRWAH, French: [øʒɛn dəlakʁwa]; 26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863) was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school.As a painter and muralist, 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 for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement. A fine lithographer, Delacroix illustrated various works of William Shakespeare, the Scottish author Walter Scott and the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In contrast to the Neoclassical perfectionism of his...  more
    • 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
    • Birthplace: Saint-Maurice-en-Chalencon, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: Ива́н Константи́нович Айвазо́вский; 29 July 1817 – 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, he was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea and was mostly based there. Following his education at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, Aivazovsky traveled to Europe and lived briefly in Italy in the early 1840s. He then returned to Russia and was appointed the main painter of the Russian Navy. Aivazovsky had close ties with the military and political elite of the Russian Empire and often attended military maneuvers....  more
    • Artworks: The Landing at SubashI, The Battle of Chesma, The Ninth Wave
    • Birthplace: Feodosia, Ukraine
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Russian Empire
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (French: [ʒɑ̃ lwi ɑ̃dʁe teodoʁ ʒeʁiko]; 26 September 1791 – 26 January 1824) was an influential French painter and lithographer, whose best-known painting is The Raft of the Medusa. Although he died young, he was one of the pioneers of the Romantic movement....  more
    • 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
    • Birthplace: Rouen, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (; French: [ɡys.tav dɔ.ʁe]; 6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood-engraving....  more
    • Artworks: The Creation of Light, The Deluge, The defenestration of Jezebel at Jezreel, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, The first ascent of the Matterhorn
    • Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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