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British and American Art - Resources

Published: 21.11.2012, Updated: 04.03.2017

The resources below look at some examples of British and American art from the eighteenth century and up to today.

William Hogarth 1697 -1764)

Hogarth wanted to draw attention to the morals – or lack of morals – in English society in his time. Between 1743 and 1745 he created a series of six paintings called Marriage à-la-mode.
I. William Hogarth (1697 – 1764), Marriage à-la-mode 


John Constable (1776 - 1837)

Art can say a lot about the time and place it was made in. It reflects how events in history have shaped people’s ideas and tastes. John Constable's The Haywain, from 1821, is no exception.
II. John Constable (1776 – 1837), The Haywain, 1821  


Georgia O' Keefe (1887 - 1986)

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was an American painter who is probably most famous for her beautiful and unmistakable close-ups of flowers and shells, as well as the landscapes and bleached desert bones of New Mexico.
III. Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram's Head and White Hollyhock 


Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns is one of the forerunners of the Pop Art movement, finding inspiration in familiar, everyday objects.
IV. Jasper Johns, American Flag, 1954  


Roy Lichtenstein

American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is most famous for his paintings of dramatic comic book frames.
V. Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam! 


Richard Hamilton

British artist Richard Hamilton (born in 1922) was interested in the influence of advertising on people’s way of thinking, and liked to blend popular images and fine art.
VI. British Pop Art - Richard Hamilton