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Romanticism might best be described as anticlassicism. A reaction against Neoclassicism, it is a deeply-felt style which is individualistic, exotic, beautiful and emotionally wrought.

Although Romanticism and Neoclassicism were philosophically opposed, they were the dominant European styles for generations, and many artists were affected to a lesser or greater degree by both. Artists might work in both styles at different times or even combine elements, creating an intellectually Romantic work using a Neoclassical visual style, for example.

Great artists closely associated with Romanticism include Caspar David Friedrich, John Constable, J.M.W. Turner and William Blake.
In the North America, the leading Romantic movement was the Hudson River School of dramatic landscape painting.

Obvious successors of Romanticism include the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the Symbolist painters. But Impressionism, and through it almost all of 20th century art, is also firmly rooted in the individualism of the Romantic tradition.

Chronological Listing of Romantic Artists
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Richard Wilson 1713-1782 Welsh Painter
George Stubbs 1724-1806 English Painter
Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 English Painter
Sawrey Gilpin 1733-1807 English Painter
Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 English Painter
John Henry Fuseli 1741-1825 Swiss/British Painter
Francisco de Goya 1746-1828 Spanish Painter/Printmaker
John Robert Cozens 1752-1797 English Painter
Antoine Berjon 1754-1843 French Painter
Sir Henry Raeburn 1756-1823 Scottish Painter
William Blake 1757-1827 British Writer/Painter/Illustrator
Carl Wilhelm Kolbe I 1757-1835 German Painter/Engraver
Marguerite Gerard 1761-1837 French Painter
John Crome 1768-1821 English Painter
James Ward 1769-1859 English Painter
Antoine-Jean Gros 1771-1835 French Painter
Caspar David Friedrich 1774-1840 German Painter
Thomas Girtin 1775-1802 English Painter
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 English Painter
John Constable 1776-1837 English Painter
Vasilii Andreevich Tropinin 1776-1857 Russian Painter
Philippe Otto Runge 1777-1810 German Painter
Washington Allston 1779-1843 American Painter
John Sell Cotman 1782-1842 English Painter
Francois Rude 1784-1855 French Sculptor
Benjamin Robert Haydon 1786-1846 English Painter
William Mulready 1786-1863 Irish Painter
Pierre Jean David d'Angers 1788-1856 French Sculptor
Johan Christian Dahl 1788-1857 Norwegian Painter
Franz Pforr 1788-1812 German Painter
Wilhelm von Schadow 1788-1862 German Painter
Carl Gustav Carus 1789-1869 German Painter
John Martin 1789-1854 English Painter
Louis-Charles-Auguste Couder 1790-1873 French Painter
Theodore Gericault 1791-1824 French Painter
Francesco Hayez 1791-1882 Italian Painter
Sil'vestr Feodosievich Shchedrin 1791-1830 Russian Painter
Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet 1792-1845 French Painter
John Linnell 1792-1882 English Painter
Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller 1793-1865 Austrian Painter
Antoine-Louis Barye 1795-1875 French Sculptor/Painter
Carl Blechen 1798-1840 German Painter
Eugene Delacroix 1798-1863 French Painter
Karl Briullov 1799-1852 Russian Painter
John Quidor 1801-1881 American Painter
Richard Parkes Bonington 1802-1828 English Painter
Theodore Gudin 1802-1880 French Painter
Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps 1803-1860 French Painter
Adrian Ludwig Richter 1803-1884 German Painter
Moritz Von Schwind 1804-1871 Austrian Painter
Samuel Palmer 1805-1881 English Painter
Antoine Etex 1808-1888 French Sculptor/Painter
Carl Friedrich Lessing 1808-1880 German Painter
Auguste Preault 1809-1879 French Sculptor
Louis Gallait 1810-1887 Belgian Painter
Theodor von Holst 1810-1844 English Painter
Wouterus Verschuur 1812-1874 Dutch Painter
Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze 1816-1868 German/American Painter
William Rimmer 1816-1879 English/American Painter/Sculptor
Theodore Chasseriau 1819-1856 French Painter
John Ruskin 1819-1900 English Writer/Painter
Eugene Fromentin 1820-1876 French Painter/Writer
Marcus Larson 1825-1864 Swedish Painter
John Quincy Adams Ward 1830-1910 American Sculptor
Gustave Dore 1832-1883 French Illustrator
Hans von Marees 1837-1887 German Painter



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