British Art can be defined as a branch of Western Art, the study of works of art following the cultural traditions of Western civilization, primarily Europe and the United States. British Art focuses on artists living and working in Britain (including England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) from early pre-historic times to the present day.
Here is a summary of the major events and movements in the History of British Art. You can click on a title to find out more, or use the menu on the right move between sections.
Early British Art (Neolithic art, Celtic art, Roman art)British Medieval Art (8th - 15th centuries)
16th and 17th centuries
18th and 19th centuries
Themes in British Art
British Landscape Paintings
Museums exhibiting English art
Noted artists of the English school