J M W Turner
(1775 - 1851)
J. M. W. Turner was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. J M W Turner is known for Romantic landscape, skyscape and seascape painting.
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Born in London, England, Joseph Turner, known commonly as J.M.W.
Turner, became one of the 19th centuries most famous painters in
England and Europe of landscapes, skyscapes and seascapes. He is
regarded as one of the promulgators of English watercolor landscape
painting, but he also painted in oil. Unique to him was a special
treatment of light, which conveyed atmosphere, mood, and romantic
Turner came from a working class family, supported by his father who
was a barber. His mother died when he was very young, and he did
not have much formal schooling although his father taught him to
read. His art talent was obvious, and by the age of 13 he was
making drawings at home and exhibiting
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