Joseph Mallord William Turner RA was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivaling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. Joseph Mallord William Turner was born on or around the 23 April 1775 in Maiden Lane,...
|Birthdate:||April 23, 1775|
|Date of death:||December 19, 1851|
|Also known as:||Joseph Mallord William Turner, JMW Turner, Turner|