Artists’ Corner of St Paul’s Cathedral
Artists’ Corner in St Paul’s Cathedral is the final resting place for some of the greatest artists working in the United Kingdom, including Turner, Leighton and Millais. British painters of the nineteenth century are shoulder to shoulder with artists from America and Continental Europe who made Britain their home and helped to shape national taste.
Artists’ Corner reflects a golden age of artistic production, when the visual arts were central to British cultural pride and identity, when the funerals of the cultural figures were occasions of national mourning, and their achievements were marked with monuments and enduring plaques.
All of the painters and sculptors memorialised in Artists’ Corner are brought together in this guide, with references to some of their master works which chart a trajectory from history painting to the arrival of impressionism and abstraction in the twentieth century.
Simon Carter is Head of Collections at St Paul’s Cathedral where he is responsible for the management of the Cathedral’s historic collections, including access and engagement, conservation, documentation and development of the library, archives and object collections.