Who are the 100 Welsh Heroes?
The 100 Welsh Heroes on this site are here as a result of Wales' largest ever online poll. Between 8th September 2003 and 23rd of February 2004, Culturenet Cymru received over 80,000 nominations and votes in their quest to find the greatest Welsh men and women of all time.
The heroes featured here showcase the extraordinary talents of Welsh men and women through the ages, in almost all fields of human endeavour. Using this site you can study the achievements of all 100 heroes.
92 - Richard Wilson (56 votes)
Influential artist and originator of the British school of landscape painting.
Richard Wilson was one of the most important British artists of the 18th century. Drawing on the work of the great continental masters, he developed a distinctive British landscape style of painting. Although a founder member of the Royal Academy, his true significance was not fully recognised until well after his death.