Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Basle’, published 1807, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Publisher: Charles Turner

About Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallor William Turner was one of the leading British artists of his time, who over the six decades of his career changed the public regard for landscape and watercolor painting. Though he received little formal education, Turner was a prodigiously talented child. He eventually enrolled in the Royal Academy of Art Schools and exhibited his first watercolor there at the age of 15. He also studied in the studio of the architectural draftsman and topographer Thomas Malton. Turner eventually became known as a widely regarded as topographical watercolorist, though he was equally adept in oil and experimented widely with techniques. He received the most acclaim for his depictions of sublime storms and atmospheric, narrative landscapes. Many of his works referenced literature, mythology, and history.

British, 1775-1851, London, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows on Artsy

J.M.W. Turner, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free, de Young Museum, San Francisco
J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Group Shows on Artsy

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jeremy Deller: English Magic, Turner Contemporary, Margate