Realism in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements.
The important Realism artists:


Gustave Courbet    Jean-F Millet    Honoré Daumier     Jean-B-C Corot    Jules B-Lepage      Vasily Perov


 Ivan Shishkin  Alexei Savrasov      Arkhip Kuindzhi     Ivan Kramskoi    Vasily Vereshchagin  Vasily Surikov 


Ilya Repin      James A M Whistler  Hubert v Herkomer   Luke Fildes    George Bellows     Robert Henri