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British Artists

Image right - L S Lowry - Huddersfield, 1965, Oil on canvas

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The object of this project is to compile a list British artists and to link them to GENi profiles where possible.

Some artists who were not born in the United Kingdom may have worked in Britain and are included if appropriate.

An artist is a person engaged in one or more of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts, and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only. including

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This project is concentrating on visual artists, not performing artists

Reference

A Dictionary of Artists of the English School by Samuel Redgrave (I have a copy CJB)

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Born before 1700

  • Francis Barlow (1626?–1704) - English painter, etcher, and illustrator
  • Samuel Cooper (c.1608–1672) - English miniature painter
  • Grinling Gibbons (4 April 1648 – 3 August 1721) was a Dutch-British sculptor and wood carver known for his work in England, including St Paul's Cathedral, Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court Palace.
  • George Gower (1540–1596) - English portrait painter
  • Nicholas Hilliard (1547–1619) - English goldsmith, limner, portrait miniature painter
  • William Hogarth (1697–1764) - English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist
  • Godfrey Kneller (1646/9–1723) - portrait painter in England
  • Peter Lely (1618–1680) - Dutch painter and portrait artist in England - was a painter of Dutch origin, but his career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.
  • Rowland Lockey (c. 1565–1616) - English goldsmith, portrait miniaturist, painter
  • David Loggan (1635–1692) - British baroque painter
  • Peter Monamy (1681–1749) - English marine painter
  • Isaac Oliver (c.1565–1617) - French-born English portrait miniature painter
  • Francis Place (1647–1728)
  • Jonathan Richardson (1665–1745), English portrait painter
  • James Thornhill (1675–1734) - English painter of historical subjects
  • John Vanderbank (1694–1739) - English portrait painter and book illustrator
  • John Wootton (1682–1764) - English painter of sporting subjects, battle scenes and landscapes
  • John Michael Wright (1617–1694) - British baroque portrait painter

Born 1700–1799

  • Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760–1803) - English portrait painter
  • John Bacon RA (1740-1799) English sculptor.
  • John Bacon, (1777–1859) English sculptor, second son of John Bacon RA above
  • Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867) (sometimes misspelled Bailey) was an English sculptor who was born in Downend in Bristol.
  • Thomas Banks (December 29, 1735 – February 2, 1805) English sculptor.
  • James Barry (1741–1806) - Irish painter
  • Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) - English wood engraver and ornithologist
  • William Blake (1757–1827) - English poet, painter, and printmaker
  • Charles Brooking (1723–1759)
  • Augustus Wall Callcott (1779–1844) - English landscape painter
  • Edward Calvert (1799–1883) - English printmaker and painter
  • Samuel Colman (1780–1845)
  • John Constable (1776–1837) - English Romantic painter
  • Richard Cosway (1742–1821) - English portrait painter, miniaturist
  • Francis Cotes (1726–1770) English painter
  • John Sell Cotman (1782–1842) - Artist of the Norwich school, mainly in watercolour
  • Alexander Cozens (1717?–1786) - British landscape-painter in water-colours and a published teacher of painting - born in Russia
  • John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) - English draftsman and painter of romantic watercolor landscapes
  • David Cox (1783–1859) - English landscape painter
  • John Crome Private Profile (1768–1821) - English artist, founder of the Norwich school of painters
  • John Berney Crome (8 Dec 1794 – 15 Sep 1842) English landscape and marine painter associated with the Norwich School of artists. son of John Crome above
  • William Henry Crome (1806-1867) Son of renowned painter John Crome above, one of the founders of the Norwich School.
  • Vivian Crome son of William Henry Crome, grandson of renowned painter John Crome above, one of the founders of the Norwich School.
  • Francis Danby (1793–1861) - Irish painter
  • Arthur Devis (c1711–1787) - English portrait painter, especially of conversation pieces and other small portraits
  • Arthur William Devis (1762–1822) - English painter of history paintings and portraits
  • Peter De Wint (1784–1849) - English landscape painter
  • Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) - British painter, draughtsman, and writer on art, of German-Swiss origin
  • Thomas Gainsborough' (1727–1788) - English portrait and landscape painters
  • Sawrey Gilpin (1733–1807) - English animal painter
  • Thomas Girtin (1775–1802) - English painter, watercolourist, and etcher
  • Francis Hayman (1708–1776) - English painter, illustrator, and one of the founding members of the Royal Academy
  • Benjamin Haydon (1786–1846) - English historical painter and writer
  • George Hayter (1792–1871) English painter, specialising in portraits
  • Prince Hoare (1755–1834), painter and dramatist
  • William Hoare (1707?–1792) - English painter especially of pastels
  • David Hodgson, (1798 -1864) artist, son of Mr. Charles Hodgson. "The names of both father and son are connected with the list of local celebrities in Art, in which may be included the names of Crome, Vincent, Stark, and Joseph Stannard." David Hodgson excelled in architectural subjects, which he painted with great care and truthfulness of detail. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36206/36206.txt
  • James Holland (1799–1870), Landscape painter and illustrator
  • Ozias Humphrey (1742–1810) - English painter of portrait miniatures
  • William Henry Hunt (1790–1864) - English water-color painter
  • Thomas Lawrence (1760–1830) - English painter, mostly of portraits
  • Charles Robert Leslie (19 October 1794 – 5 May 1859), English genre painter. Born in London, his parents were Americans. When he was five years of age he returned with them to their native country.
  • John Linnell (1792–1882) - English landscape painter
  • Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740–1812) - English artist of French origin
  • William Marlow (1740–1813), English landscape and marine artist
  • John Martin (1789–1854) - English painter
  • John Masey Wright (1777–1866) - watercolour-painter
  • George Morland (1763–1804) - English painter of animals and rustic scenes
  • John Hamilton Mortimer (1740–1779) - British Neoclassical painter especially of romantic paintings
  • William Mulready (1786–1863) - Irish genre painter living in London
  • Frederick Nash (painter) (1782–1856), architectural and landscape painter
  • Alexander Nasmyth (1758–1840) - Scottish portrait and landscape painter
  • Patrick Nasmyth (1787–1831) - Scottish landscape painter
  • Joseph Nollekens (1737–1823) - Sculptor from London
  • Matthew William Peters (1742–1814)
  • Thomas Phillips (1770–1845) - English portrait and subject painter
  • Samuel Prout (1783–1852) - English water-colour painter
  • Henry Raeburn (1756–1823) - Scottish portrait painter
  • Allan Ramsay (1713–1784) - Scottish portrait-painter
  • Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) - English painter specialising in portraits
  • George Romney (1734–1802) - English portrait painter
  • John Romney (1785–1863) - mainly printmaking and watercolour
  • John Charles Felix Rossi (1762–1839) - sculptor
  • Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827) - English artist and caricaturist
  • Alexander Runciman (1736–1785) - Scottish painter of historical and mythological subjects
  • Paul Sandby (1730–1809) - English map-maker turned landscape painter in watercolours
  • Samuel Scott (1702–1770)
  • James Seymour (c.1702–1752) - English painter especially of equestrian art
  • Thomas Stothard (1755–1834 - English painter and engraver
  • George Stubbs (1724–1806) - British painter especially of horses
  • Francis Towne (1739/40–1816) - English water-colour painter
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) - English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker
  • John Varley (1778–1842) - English watercolour painter and astrologer
  • James Ward (1769–1859) - English painter, particularly of animals, and an engraver
  • David Wilkie (1785–1841) - Scottish painter
  • Richard Wilson (1713–1782) - Welsh landscape painter and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy
  • Joseph Wright (1734–1797) - English landscape and portrait painter

Born 1800–1899

  • Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912) - British classical-subject painter
  • Edward Armitage (1817–1896) - English Victorian era painter especially of historical, classical and biblical subjects
  • John William Bailey (1831–1914) - British miniature painter
  • Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872–1898) - English illustrator and author especially of erotic illustrations
  • Vanessa Bell (1879–1961) - English painter and interior designer
  • Robert Bevan (1865–1925)
  • Frank Brangwyn (1867–1956) - Welsh artist, painter, water colourist, virtuoso engraver and illustrator, and progressive designer
  • William James Blacklock (1816–1858) - English landscape artist, painting scenery in Cumbria, the Lake District and the Scottish Borders
  • Godfrey Blow (born 1948)
  • Henry John Boddington born Williams (1811-1865) English Landscape Artist
  • David Bomberg (1890–1957) - English painter and one of the Whitechapel Boys
  • Richard Parkes Bonington (1802–1828) - English Romantic landscape painter
  • Thomas Shotter Boys (1803–1874)
  • Branwell Brontë (1817–1848) - English portrait painter. One of the Brontë children, brother of Anne, Emily and Charlotte. Occasional poet and writer
  • Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893) - English painter of moral and historical subjects
  • John Buckland Wright (1897–1954)
  • John Collier (1850–1934) - British writer and painter in the Pre-Raphaelite style
  • Richard Cook (born 1947)
  • Frank Bernard Dicksee (1853–1928) - English Victorian painter and illustrator especially of dramatic historical and legendary scenes
  • Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803–1902) - English painter especially of cattle and farm animals
  • Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877–1958) - English artist
  • Richard Dadd (1817–1886) - English painter especially of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes
  • Richard Deacon (born 1949) 1987 Turner Prize Winner
  • William Reid Dick (1879–1961) - Scottish sculptor
  • Sholto Johnstone Douglas (1871–1958) - Scottish artist
  • Malcolm Drummond (1880–1945) - English artist, noted for his paintings of urban scenes and interiors
  • William Dyce (1806–1864) - Scottish artist
  • Arthur Elliot ( - ) - British water colourist
  • Jacob Epstein (1880–1959) - American-born sculptor who worked chiefly in the UK, where he pioneered modern sculpture
  • John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961) - Scottish artist, one of the Scottish Colourists school of painting
  • Walter Hood Fitch (1817–1892) - Scottish botanist and botanical artist
  • Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872–1945) - English artist and illustrator
  • William Powell Frith (1819–1909) - English painter specialising in portraits and Victorian era narratives
  • Roger Fry (1866–1934) - English artist and an art critic
  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891–1915) - French sculptor and vorticist
  • Mark Gertler (1891–1939) - British portrait and landscape painter* Eric Gill (1882–1940) - British sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker
  • Robert Gibbings (1889–1958) - Irish artist and author especially as a wood engraver and for books on travel and natural history
  • Harold Gilman (1876–1919) - English artist and founder-member of the Camden Town Group
  • Charles Ginner (1878–1952) - French- born painter, member of Camden Town Group
  • Spencer Gore (1878–1914) - British painter who was first president of the Camden Town Group
  • Duncan Grant (1885–1978) - Scottish painter and member of the Bloomsbury Group
  • John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836–1893) - English painter especially of landscapes
  • Nina Hamnett (1890–1956) - Welsh artist and writer* Ralph Hedley (1848–1913) - English realist painter, woodcarver and illustrator
  • H. Gustave Hiller (1865–1946), mainly of stained glass
  • Frank Holl (1845–1888) - English painter
  • Edward Robert Hughes (1851–1914) - English painter in a Pre-Raphaelitism and Aestheticism style
  • Alfred William Hunt (1830–1896) - English painter
  • William Holman Hunt (1827–1910) - British painter, founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836–1875) - British painter (oil and watercolours) and illustrator
  • Arthur Hughes (1832–1915) - English painter and illustrator associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • Augustus John (1878–1961) - Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher* Walter Crane (1845–1915) - English artist and book illustrator* Walter Greaves (1846–1930) - English painter
  • Gwen John (1876–1939) - Welsh artist
  • David Jones (1895–1974) - Welsh artist and British modernist poet* Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898) - English artist and designer* Yvonne Hutton (d. 1991)
  • Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond (1875–1970) - English painter best known for landscapes, society portraits, and industrial paintings
  • Henry Lamb (1883–1960) - Australian-born British painter
  • Edwin Landseer (1802–1873) - English painter and sculptor especially of animals - particularly horses, dogs and stags
  • Benjamin Williams Leader (1831–1923) - English painter
  • Edmund Blair Leighton (1853–1922) - English painter in Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic styles
  • Frederic Leighton (1830–1896) - English painter and sculptor especially of historical, biblical and classical subject matter
  • Charles Leslie was born Charles Edward John Leslie on 27 November 1839 in the Pentonville Road area of the Islington borough of London. He was the son of Emily Ann Williams and Charles Leslie, senior. His grandfather Edward Williams (1781-1855) was a well-known landscape painter, and the father of six sons, all artists, who collectively are referred to as the Williams family of painters.
  • John Frederick Lewis (1804–1876) - Orientalist English painter
  • Edwin Long (1829–1890) - English orientalist painter, depicting Biblical and Middle Eastern subjects
  • Arthur Lowe (painter) (1865–1940) - English Landscape Artist from Kinoulton Nottingham
  • L. S. Lowry (1887–1976) - English artist
  • James Pittendreigh MacGillivray (1856–1938) - Scottish sculptor
  • Iain Macnab (1890–1967)* Donald Maxwell (1877–1936) - English illustrator and painter in oils and watercolours
  • William McTaggart (1835–1910) - Scottish landscape painter
  • John Everett Millais (1829–1896) - English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • Albert Moore (1841–1893) - English painter especially of langorous female figures set against the luxury and decadence of the classical world
  • Henry Moore (1898–1986) - English artist and sculptor* William Morris (1834–1896) - English artist, writer, and socialist
  • Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO, PRA (1878 –1959) - English artist - particularly renowned for equine subject matter
  • John Nash (1893–1977) - English painter, illustrator, and engraver
  • Paul Nash (1889–1946) - English war artist
  • Christopher Nevinson (1889–1946) - English painter and vorticist
  • Ben Nicholson (1894–1982) - English abstract painter
  • William Nicholson (1872–1949) - English painter, illustrator and author of children's books
  • Edmund John Niemann (1813–1876) - English painter
  • James Campbell Noble (1846–1913) - Scottish Land- and Seascape and Portrait painter
  • Marianne North (1830–1890) - English naturalist and flower-painter
  • William Quiller Orchardson (1832–1910) - Scottish portraitist and painter of domestic and historical subjects
  • Charles Murray Padday (1868–1954) - English painter
  • Samuel Palmer (1805–1881) - English landscape painter, etcher and printmaker
  • Orovida Camille Pissarro (1893–1968) - English painter and etcher
  • William Edwin Pimm (1864–1952) British Artist - oil & watercolours
  • William Ratcliffe (1870–1955)
  • Gwen Raverat (1885–1957) - English wood engraving artist who co-founded the Society of Wood Engravers
  • Richard Redgrave (1804–1888), subject and landscape painter, second son of William Redgrave, and younger brother of Samuel Redgrave
  • Samuel Redgrave (1802-1876), writer on art, eldest son of William Redgrave, and brother of Richard Redgrave
  • William Roberts (1895–1980) - English painter and war artist
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) - English poet, illustrator, painter and translator
  • Alexander Mark Rossi (1841–1916) - British artist specializing in genre works
  • Walter Dendy Sadler (1854–1923) - English painter.
  • John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) - American portrait painter of his era, landscape painter and watercolorist
  • Walter Sickert (1860–1942) - English Impressionist painter
  • Matthew Smith (1879–1959) - English painter
  • Abraham Solomon (1824–1862)
  • Simeon Solomon (1840–1905) - English Pre-Raphaelite painter
  • Austin Osman Spare (1886–1956) - English artist and occultist
  • John Steell (1804–1891) - Scottish sculptor
  • Gilbert Spencer (1892–1978)* Stanley Spencer (1891–1959) - English painter especially of Biblical scenes
  • Philip Wilson Steer (1860–1942) - English artist
  • Linda Sutton (born 1947)
  • Henry Matthew Talintyre (1893–1962) - British artist
  • James Tissot (1836–1902) - French painter of portraits as well as genre subjects
  • Horace Tuck (1876–1951) - Norfolk artist of oil and watercolour landscapes
  • Flora Twort (1893–1985) - English painter who specialised in watercolours and pastels
  • Leon Underwood (1890–1975) - British sculptor, painter, and engraver
  • Edward Wadsworth (1889–1949) - English artist
  • Frederick Walker (1840–1875) - English Social Realist painter and illustrator in watercolours and oils
  • Alfred Wallis (1855–1942) - Cornish fisherman and artist
  • Arthur Wardle (1864–1949) - English painter
  • John William Waterhouse (1849–1917) - English Pre-Raphaelite painter especially of female characters from mythology and literature
  • Arthur Watts (1883–1935) - Illustrator
  • George Frederick Watts (1817–1904) - English Victorian painter and sculptor of the Symbolist movement
  • James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) - American-born, British-based painter and etcher
  • David Horatio Winder (1855–1933) - Bolton, Lancashire-born British Artist - oil & watercolour - private tree
  • Alfred Walter Williams (1824-1905) English Landscape artist
  • Caroline Fanny Williams (1836-1921) English landscape painter during the Victorian era, and a member of the Williams family of painters.
  • Edward Charles Williams (1807-1801)
  • George Augustus Williams (4 May 1814 - 26 May 1901) English landscape painter during the Victorian era, and a member of the Williams family of painters.
  • Richard Caton Woodville (1856–1927) - English artist, and illustrator especially of battle scenes
  • Thomas Woolner (1825–1892) - English sculptor and poet
  • Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957) - English painter and author

Born 1900–1949

  • Alan Aldridge (born 1943)
  • Richard Allen (1933–1999)
  • John Ambrose (born 1931)
  • Michael Andrews (1928–1995)
  • Terry Atkinson (born 1939)
  • Frank Auerbach (born 1931)
  • Francis Bacon (1909–1992) - born in Ireland
  • Lewis Blake (born 1946)
  • Peter Blake (born 1932)
  • John Bridgeman (1916 –2004)
  • Reg Bunn (1905–1971)
  • Edward Burra (1905–1976)
  • Reg Butler (1913–1981)
  • John Byrne (born 1940)
  • Grange Calveley (born 1943)
  • Anthony Caro (born 1924)
  • Patrick Caulfield (1936–2005)
  • Lynn Chadwick (1914–2003)
  • Anthony Christian (born 1945)
  • Beryl Cook (1926–2008)
  • William Coldstream (1908–1987)
  • John Copnall (1928–2007)
  • Dennis Creffield (born 1931)
  • Reginald Ben Davis (1907–1998)
  • Robyn Denny (born 1930)
  • Anthony Earnshaw (1924–2001)
  • Simon Elwes (1902–1975)
  • Ali Omar Ermes (born 1945)
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006)
  • Gertrude Hermes (1901–1983)
  • Barry Flanagan (1941–2009)
  • Lucian Freud (1922–2011)
  • Rose Garrard (born 1946)
  • David Gentleman (born 1930)
  • Anthony Green (born 1939)
  • Richard Hamilton (1922–2011)
  • Joan Hassall (1906–1988)
  • Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975)
  • Patrick Heron (1920–1999)
  • Roger Hilton (1911–1975)
  • Harold Hitchcock (1914–2009)
  • Harold Frank Hoar (1909–1976)
  • David Hockney (born 1937)
  • Eliot Hodgkin (1905–1987)
  • Howard Hodgkin (born 1932)
  • Cliff Holden (1919–)
  • Albert Houthuesen (1903–1979)
  • Ken Howard (born 1932)
  • John Hoyland (1934–2011)
  • Patrick Hughes (born 1939)
  • Leslie Hurry (1909–1978)
  • Norman Douglas Hutchinson (1932–2010) - Royal Painter.
  • Joan Hutt (1913–1985)
  • Allen Jones (born 1937)
  • John Kashdan (1917–2001)
  • R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) - born in USA
  • Anthony Robert Klitz (1917–2000)
  • Leon Kossoff (born 1926)
  • Brenda Landon, later Brenda Pye (1907–2005)
  • Peter Lanyon (1918–1964)
  • James Lawrence Isherwood (1917–1989)
  • Robert Lenkiewicz (1941–2002)
  • Richard Long (born 1945)
  • Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)
  • Edna Mann (1926–1985)
  • Bruce McLean (born 1944)
  • William McLaren (1923–1987)
  • Dorothy Mead (1928–1975)
  • John Minton (1917–1957)
  • Jeremy Moon (1934–1973)
  • Malcolm Morley (1931–) first winner of the Turner Prize in 1984.
  • Rodrigo Moynihan (1910–1990)
  • Osi Rhys Osmond
  • Eduardo Paolozzi (1922–2005)
  • David Paskett (born 1944)
  • Donald Pass (born 1930)
  • Victor Pasmore (1908–1998)
  • Roland Penrose (1900–1984)
  • Tom Phillips (born 1937)
  • John Piper (1903–1992)
  • Eric Ravilious (1903–1942)
  • Paula Rego (born 1935) - born in Portugal
  • Ceri Richards (1903–1971)
  • Miles Peter Richmond (1922–2008)
  • Bridget Riley (born 1931)
  • Ruth Rix (born 1942)
  • Claude Rogers (1907–1979)
  • Erich von Götha de la Rosière (born 1924)
  • Graham Sutherland (1903–1980)
  • Keith Sutton (1924–1991)
  • Patrick Swift (1927–1983) - born in Ireland
  • Harold Tamblyn-Watts (1900–1999)
  • Euan Uglow (1932–2000)
  • Keith Vaughan (1912–1977)
  • Marc Vaux (born 1932)
  • John Walker (born 1939) - painter and printmaker
  • Vernon Ward (1905–1985)
  • Ian Weatherhead (born 1932)
  • Carel Weight (1908–1997)
  • Rex Whistler (1905–1944)
  • Norman Whitehead (1915–1983)
  • Victor Willing (1928–1988)
  • Christopher Wood (1901–1930)
  • Zacron (1943–2012) - Multi Media Artist, Writer, Broadcaster

Born 1950 and later

  • Edward Allington (born 1951)
  • Johan Andersson (artist) (born 1986)
  • Nasser Azam (born 1963)
  • Banksy (born 1974)
  • Fiona Banner (born 1966)
  • Peter Brown (born 1967)
  • Pogus Caesar - Born in St Kitts
  • Benedict Carpenter (born 1975)
  • Tom Cartmill (born 1965)
  • Chris (Simpsons artist) (born 1983)
  • Keith Coventry (born 1958)
  • Ian Davenport (born 1966)
  • Guy Denning (born 1965)* Tracey Emin (born 1963)
  • Juno Doran (born 1966)
  • John Foulger (1960–2006)
  • Errol Francis (born 1956)
  • Christian Furr (born 1966)
  • Molly Garnier (born 1981)
  • Nick Gentry (born 1980)
  • Grayson Perry (born 1960)
  • Pete Gilbert (born 1950), graphic designer and painter
  • Chris Gollon (born 1953)
  • Anthony Gormley (born 1950)
  • Brita Granström (born 1969)
  • Maryam Hashemi (born 1977)
  • Chris Hipkiss (born 1964)
  • Damien Hirst (born 1965)
  • Thomas Hodges (born 1957) - Photographic and Mixed Media Artist
  • Claire Hooper (Artist) (born 1978)
  • Aidan Hughes (born 1954)
  • Chantal Joffe (born 1969)
  • Andy Dog Johnson (born 1959)
  • Jonathan Kearney (born 1971)
  • Paul Kenny (born 1951)
  • Anna King (born 1984)
  • Igor Kufayev (born 1966)
  • Lennie Lee (born 1958) - born in South Africa
  • Peter Liversidge (born 1973)
  • Hew Locke (born 1959) - born in Scotland
  • Sarah Lucas (born 1965)
  • Kevin McCourt (born 1964)
  • Polly Morgan (born 1980)
  • Justin Mortimer (born 1970)
  • Jonathan Myles-Lea (born 1969) is an English painter of country houses, historic buildings, and landscapes in a miniaturist technique, typically taking the form of aerial views.
  • Graham Nicholls (born 1975)
  • Humphrey Ocean (born 1951)
  • Matt O'dell (born 1976)
  • Chris Ofili (born 1968)
  • Tom Palin (born 1974)
  • Michael Gustavius Payne (born 1969)
  • Melinda Camber Porter (1953–2008) painter writer filmmaker journalist The Times lived in London Paris and New York
  • Elizabeth Price (born 1966) 2012 Turner Prize winner.
  • Robert Priseman (born 1965)
  • Stephen Pusey (born 1952)
  • Keith Salmon (born 1959) - Scottish landscape painter born in England
  • Stuart Semple {born 1980)
  • Lucy Skaer (born 1975)
  • Guy Tarrant (born 1966)
  • Charles Thomson (born 1953)
  • Jake Tilson (born 1958)
  • David Tress (born 1955)
  • Suling Wang (born 1968)
  • Willard Wigan (born 1957)
  • Stephen Wiltshire (born 1974) - savant artist
  • Christopher Wood (born 1962)