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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 colouring, 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 4,293,742 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). J. M. W. Turner is the 45th most popular painter (up from 59th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 94th 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 45 out of 1,421Before him are Tintoretto, René Magritte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Masaccio, Caspar David Friedrich, and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. After him are Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, Nicolas Poussin, Paul Klee, Georges Braque, and Andrea del Verrocchio.

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Among people born in 1775, J. M. W. Turner ranks 3Before him are Jane Austen and André-Marie Ampère. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Ching Shih, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Georg Friedrich Grotefend. Among people deceased in 1851, J. M. W. Turner ranks 2Before him is Hans Christian Ørsted. After him are Mary Shelley, Louis Daguerre, Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, and Manuel Godoy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. M. W. Turner ranks 72 out of 7,765Before him are Edward VI of England (1537), Lewis Carroll (1832), Alex Ferguson (1941), James VI and I (1566), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and David Livingstone (1813). After him are Edward III of England (1312), Ridley Scott (1937), Edward II of England (1284), William of Ockham (1285), Harold Harefoot (1016), and John Dee (1527).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, J. M. W. Turner ranks 1After him are John Constable (1776), William Hogarth (1697), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), Joshua Reynolds (1723), John Everett Millais (1829), Louis Wain (1860), Leonora Carrington (1917), Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).