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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?"

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. 

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    George Stubbs (25 August 1724 – 10 July 1806) was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses....  more
    • Artworks: Hound Coursing a Stag, A Horse Frightened by a Lion, Whistlejacket, A Lion Attacking a Horse, Haymakers
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Philipp Otto Runge (German: [ˈʁʊŋə]; 23 July 1777 – 2 December 1810) was a Romantic German painter and draughtsman. Although he made a late start to his career and died young, he is considered among the best German Romantic painters....  more
    • Birthplace: Wolgast, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    William Mulready

    William Mulready (1 April 1786 – 7 July 1863) 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
    • Artworks: The Sonnet, Choosing the Wedding Gown, The Butt (Shooting a Cherry), Hampstead Heath, Giving a Bite
    • Birthplace: Ennis, Republic of Ireland
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
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    Théodore Chassériau (September 20, 1819 – October 8, 1856) was a French Romantic painter noted for his portraits, historical and religious paintings, allegorical murals, and Orientalist images inspired by his travels to Algeria. Early in his career he painted in a Neoclassical style close to that of his teacher Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, but in his later works he was strongly influenced by the Romantic style of Eugène Delacroix. He was a prolific draftsman, and made a suite of prints to illustrate Shakespeare's Othello....  more
    • Artworks: Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids, The Ghost of Banquo, The Toilette of Esther
    • Birthplace: Samaná Province, Dominican Republic
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism
    • Art Forms: Painting
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