J. M. W. Turner — English Artist born on April 23, 1775, died on December 19, 1851

Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting... (wikipedia)

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