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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner
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Joseph Mallord William Turner Biography

Turner was only fourteen years old when he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools. He started his career by painting watercolours and producing mezzotints under the strong influence of John Robert Cozen's work. Then, in 1796, he launched into oil painting, working in the neoclassical manner of Richard Wilson and Nicolas Poussin, with results that found wide acclaim. He exhibited his first picture Fishermen at Sea (1796) in the Royal Academy exhibition in 1796. He was elected an Associate in 1799 and in 1802 a full member of the Royal Academy. Turner was one of the most prolific painters of his time. He traveled extensively in England, Scotland and Ireland, and also on the Continent (France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy).

Joseph Mallord William Turner 47 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bibliography

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

J.M.W. Turner'That Greatest of Landscape Painters': Watercolors from London Museums by Richard P. Townsend, J.M.W. Turner, Andrew Wilton, Philbrook muse, David B. Brown. University of Washington Press, 1998.

Turner: The Great Watercolours by Eric Shanes, J. M. W. Turner, Royal Academy of Arts, Andrew Wilton, Ian Warrell. Harry N Abrams, 2000.

Turner: The Late Seascapes by James Hamilton. Yale University Press, 2003.

The Oxford Companion to J. M. W. Turner by Evelyn Joll, Martin Butlin, Luke Herrmann. Oxford University Press, 2001.

The Paintings of J. M. W. Turner (Studies in British Art) by Martin Joll Butlin, J. M. W. Turner, Evelyn Joll. Yale University Press, 1984.

Turner by James Hamilton. Random House, 2003.

Turner's Britain by James Hamilton. Merrell Holberton, 2003.