J. M. W. Turner

1775 - 1851

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Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851), known in his time as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist. He is known for his expressive colourisations, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings. He left behind more than 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 works on paper. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. M. W. Turner has received more than 3,499,086 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). J. M. W. Turner is the 59th most popular painter (down from 45th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 61st in 2019) and the most popular British Painter.

J. M. W. Turner is most famous for his paintings of landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. He was also a talented watercolorist and printmaker.

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Among painters, J. M. W. Turner ranks 59 out of 1,428Before him are Camille Pissarro, Fra Angelico, Anthony van Dyck, Jean-François Millet, Jackson Pollock, and Paolo Veronese. After him are Giorgione, Diego Rivera, Théodore Géricault, Georges Seurat, Giovanni Bellini, and Jean-Antoine Watteau.

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Among people born in 1775, J. M. W. Turner ranks 4Before him are Jane Austen, André-Marie Ampère, and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling. After him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Ching Shih, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Étienne-Louis Malus. Among people deceased in 1851, J. M. W. Turner ranks 4Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted, Mary Shelley, and Louis Daguerre. After him are Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Manuel Godoy, and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. M. W. Turner ranks 95 out of 6,924Before him are David Livingstone (1813), Walter Scott (1771), Ian McKellen (1939), William Blake (1757), Maggie Smith (1934), and Mary Boleyn (1499). After him are Alex Ferguson (1941), Christopher Lee (1922), Edward VIII (1894), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Michael Caine (1933), and David Bowie (1947).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, J. M. W. Turner ranks 1After him are John Constable (1776), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), John Everett Millais (1829), Joshua Reynolds (1723), William Hogarth (1697), Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Leonora Carrington (1917), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).