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Joseph Mallord William Turner - English Romantic painter

Joseph Mallord William Turner was popularly known as William Turner. He was not only an English Romantic painter but also a printmaker and watercolorist. The best thing about this English romantic painter, William Turner, is that he was known for his expressive colorizations, imaginative landscapes, and turbulent-like violent marine paintings. William Turner was part of the popular Romanticism movement during his lifetime. 

The early life of Joseph Mallord William Turner:

This popular English painter, William Turner, was born in a lower-middle-class family on 23 April 1775 in Covent Garden, London. All his early life, he was in London and studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1789. At the age of fourteen, he exhibited his first work. He also worked as a draftsman to earn a steady income from commissions and sales. In 1804, he opened his gallery and became a professor at the academy.

Throughout William Turner's career, he was a controversial figure like he did not marry but fulfilled the father's role for two daughters Eveline and Georgiana. When he got older, he became more pessimistic and morose. But after his father's death, William Turner's works deteriorated, and his gallery got ruined and was neglected. Due to poor health William Tuner was not keeping well and died in London at the age of seventy-six on 19 December 1851.

Popular work by Joseph Mallord William Turner:

Some of the popular works by Joseph Mallord William Turner are mentioned below:-

  • Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino
  • Charles Turner 1840
  • Dort or Dordrecht: The Dort Packet-Boat from Rotterdam Becalmed
  • Plymouth Citadel
  • Paris: Hôtel de Ville
  • Venice, from the Porch of Madonna Della Salute
  • Rain, Steam, and Speed—the Great Western Railway

Among all the others, his notable works were The Fighting Temeraire and Rain, Steam, and Speed.