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An index of illustrators and artists to help you navigate our collection and enjoy some chance encounters along the way.
Artists whose names begin with 'B'
Albert Bailey, illustrator whose work appeared in The Bystander and The Tatler in the 1920s. Click here for images
Baird, Art Deco illustrator whose work appeared in The Sketch and The Bystander, late 1920s to early 1930s. Click here for images
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather (1887-1959), British cartoonist whose most famous creation was the character of curmudgeonly soldier Old Bill, published in The Bystander during World War One. Click here for images
Shirley Baker (1932-2014), British photographer, best known for her street photography in Salford and Manchester in the 1960s. Click here for images
George Barbier (1882-1932), French fashion illustrator and designer of theatre and ballet costumes, 1910s to early 1930s. Also wrote essays for influential fashion magazine Gazette du Bon Ton. Click here for images
William Barribal (1874-1952), British illustrator, designer and commercial artist. Click here for images
Jonathan Barry, contemporary Irish book and fairy tale illustrator. Click here for images
Henry Mayo Bateman (1887-1970), British humorous artist and cartoonist, especially known for his series 'The Man Who?' featuring comic reactions to social gaffes. Click here for images
Lewis Baumer (1870-1963), English artist and caricaturist. Click here for images
Pauline Baynes (1922-2008), English illustrator, notably of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein. Click here for images
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), English illustrator and leading light of the Aesthetic movement whose highly-stylised black ink drawings were hugely influential. Click here for images
Samuel Begg (1854-1936), British artist who worked principally for the Illustrated London News. Click here for images
Patrick Bellew (1905-1984), Irish cartoonist whose work appeared in The Tatler, The Bystander and Men Only in the 1930s. He later worked as a commercial artist in the US. Click here for images
John Benton-Harris, American-born photographer. Staff photographer for short-lived magazine London Life chronicling the Swinging Sixties. His documentary style images have featured in many one-man and group exhibitions. Click here for images
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), Italian sculptor, architect and city planner; he also painted small canvases, designed stage sets, theatrical machinery and decorative art objects. He is best known for establishing the Baroque style of sculpture, and for the design of various churches, fountains and public squares. Click here for images
Andrew Besley, British photographer, a specialist in the topography of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, with many years of experience. Click here for images
Alfred Bestall (1892-1986), British illustrator whose work appeared in The Tatler and Punch. Famously wrote and illustrated Rupert Bear stories taking over from creator Mary Tourtel. Click here for images
David Binns (b.1935), professional wildlife artist. Click here for images
B.S. Biro (1921-2014), Hungarian-Anglo children's author and illustrator Click here for images
Molly Bishop (1911-1998), British illustrator and portrait painter, titled Lady Montagu-Douglas-Scott. Click here for images
Edmund Blampied (1886-1966), Channel Islands-born artist, lithographer and prolific illustrator. Click here for images
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900-1984), Scottish landscape artist. Established The Blackheath Society in the 1930s to preserve this area of south-east London. Click here for images
Oscar Bluhm (1867-1912), German painter Click here for images
Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, c1445-1510), Italian Early Renaissance artist based in Florence. He painted religious and mythological subjects, as well as a few portraits. He is best known for The Birth of Venus and Primavera. Click here for images
Marta Bowerley (fl.1910s-1930s), British illustrator and calligrapher. Click here for images
Sophia May Bowley (1865-1960), English children's illustrator and writer. Elder sister of Ada Leonora Bowley, and like her worked for Raphael Tuck & Sons. Click here for images
Ada Leonora Bowley (1867-1954), English children's illustrator, flourished from the early 20th century to the 1920s. Younger sister of Sophia May Bowley, and like her, worked for Raphael Tuck & Sons. Click here for images
Tony Boxall (1929-2010), British amateur photographer best known for his photos of gypsy life in the 1960s. Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, 1969. Click here for images
Margaret Bradley (b. circa 1905), British illustrator and commercial artist, daughter of motoring correspondent William Fletcher Bradley. Click here for images
Molly Brett (1902-1990), English illustrator and author of children's books, known for her cute anthropomorphic animals and decorative florals. Click here for images
Hablot Knight Browne, known as Phiz (1815-1882), English illustrator particularly known for illustrating books by Charles Dickens Click here for images
Tom Browne (1870-1910), English cartoonist, comic strip artist and illustrator. Created the original Johnnie Walker whisky character. Click here for images
Ella Bruce (fl.1960s-70s), children's author and illustrator for the Medici Society. Click here for images
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525-1569), Dutch-Flemish renaissance artist and printmaker, best known for his landscapes and genre paintings of peasant life, sometimes containing a religious element. After training and working in Italy, he settled in Antwerp from 1555. His two sons, Pieter and Jan, were also artists. Click here for images
Patricia Burgess, illustrator for the Medici Society specialising in anthropomorphic animals. Click here for images
Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), British artist and designer associated with later Pre-Raphaelites Click here for images
Fred Burton, calligrapher and illustrator for the Medici Society. Click here for images
Peggy Burton, children's author and illustrator for the Medici Society. Click here for images
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