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Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (baptised 14 Mey 1775 – 19 December 1851) wis an Inglis Romanticist laundscape penter. Turner wis conseedert a controversial feegur in his day, but is nou regairdit as the airtist wha elevatit laundscape pentin tae an eminence rivallin history pentin.[1]

J. M. W. Turner
Turner selfportrait.jpg
Sel-portrait, ile on canvas, circa 1799
Born Joseph Mallord William Turner
c. late April – early May 1775; baptised 14 May
Covent Garden, Lunnon, Ingland, Great Breetain
Died 19 December 1851 (aged 76)
Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, Ingland, UK
Naitionality Inglis
Eddication Ryal Academy o Airts
Kent for pentins
Muivement Romanticism

Awtho renained for his ile pentins, Turner is an aa ane o the greatest masters o Breetish wattercolour laundscape pentin. He is commonly kent as "the penter o licht".[2]


  1. Lacayo, Richard (11 October 2007). "The Sunshine Boy". Time. At the turn of the 18th century, history painting was the highest purpose art could serve, and Turner would attempt those heights all his life. But his real achievement would be to make landscape the equal of history painting. 
  2. "Joseph Mallord William Turner". National Gallery. Retrieved 3 October 2016.