See who made the list! J.M.W TURNER (1775-1851) a romanticist landscape painter. DAVID HOCKNEY (B.1937), considered one of Britain’s most influential painters of the 19th century. LUCIAN FREUD (1922-2011), one of the most distinguished artists of his time and recognised for his original portrait paintings. FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) an Irish painter who has become one of Britain’s most acclaimed artists. THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH (1727-1788), one of the founders of the Royal Academy.