Famous War Paintings

war and battles in art

War paintings offer the artist the opportunity to create art that is relevant to their era, full of movement and emotion, deep in symbolism and allegory, and that necessitates technical skill.

famous WAR paintings to know


The Battle of San Romano (1432) by Paolo Uccello


The Battle of Alexander at Issus (1529) by Albrecht Altdorfer


The Surrender of Breda (1635) by Diego Velázquez


The Death of General Wolfe (1770) by Benjamin West


The Death of Major Peirson (1783) by John Singleton Copley


Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1805) by Jacques-Louis David


The Revolt of Cairo (1810) by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson


Battle of Cesme at Night (1848) by Ivan Aivazovsky