Famous watercolour painters
These are my favourite and famous watercolour painters and in my opinion the best, email me your favourite painters.


William Blake
b. Nov. 28, 1757, London--d. Aug. 12, 1827, London) was the first of the great English Romantic poets, as well as a painter and printer and one of the greatest engravers in English history.

Largely self-taught, he began writing poetry when he was twelve and was apprenticed to a London engraver at the age of fourteen. His poetry and visual art are inextricably linked. To fully appreciate one you must see it in context with the other.




J.S. Cotman
After studying in London, John Sell Cotman returned home to work as a watercolourist and eventually join the Norwich School. In addition, Cotman also created successful oil paintings while living in Great Yarmouth from 1811 to 1823.

As a result of poor sales, he returned to London and was employed as a drawing master at King’s College. His landscapes are known for their advanced use of light and shade, as well as their starkness


Paul Cezanne
French painter, one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists, whose works were influential in the aesthetic development of many 20th-century artists and art
, especially Cubism.

Cézanne’s art, misunderstood and discredited by the public during most of his life, grew out of Impressionism and eventually challenged all the conventional values of painting in the 19th century.


  Winslow Homer
Largely self taught homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium.

He also worked extensively in watercolour, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.

John Singer. Sargent
American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his glamorous society portraits.

Now, for the first time in Britain, 'Sargent and the Sea' presents more than 80 paintings, drawings and watercolours that reveal a less familiar side of the artist: the seascapes and coastal scenes subjects produced in his early career during summer journeys from Paris to Brittany, Normandy and Capri, as well as two transatlantic voyages.


  J.M.W. Turner
Joseph Mallord William Turner was born on April 23, 1775 in London. An eminent English Romantic landscape artist, his paintings on canvas are well-known for the exaggerated and impressive management of light.

The techniques developed by Joseph Turner in his paintings have contributed immensely towards the Impressionism movement of the nineteenth century.


John Pike
John Pike was a student of Charles Hawthorne and Richard Miller.  In 1933, he went to Jamaica, married and had one son.

After painting, doing advertising for the rum industry, designing stores, nightclubs, theatres and painting murals, the artist returned to this country in 1938 to exhibit.  Since then he has had over fifty four one-man shows.


  Thomas Girtin
English painter and printmaker, one of the supreme masters of the watercolour landscape.

His earlier works were tinted drawings in the 18th-century topographical tradition, but by the end of his short life he had developed a technique that revolutionized watercolour painting. He used strong colour in broad washes.


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