- NAME: J.M.W. Turner
- OCCUPATION: Painter
- BIRTH DATE: April 23, 1775
- DEATH DATE: December 19, 1851
- EDUCATION: Royal Academy
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Covent Garden, London, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Joseph Mallord William Turner
- AKA: J.M.W. Turner
- AKA: Joseph Turner
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J.M.W. Turner was a British landscape painter of the 18th and 19th centuries whose work is known for its luminous almost abstract quality.
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, better known as J.M.W. Turner, was born on April 23, 1775, in Covent Garden, London, England. A sickly child, Turner was sent to live with his uncle in rural England, and it was during this period that he began his artistic career. As a landscape painter, Turner brought luminosity and Romantic imagery to his subjects. His work—initially realistic—became more fluid and poetic, and is now regarded as a predecessor to Impressionism. Turner died on December 19, 1851, in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England.
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