William Turner

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Birthday
12, 1789
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 7, 1862 (72)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
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12, 1789
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 7, 1862 (72)

About

Became known for his watercolor landscapes of the countryside near Oxford; his work was often compared to his contemporary J.M.W. Turner.

Before Fame

His first exhibition was held in 1807 at the Royal Academy. He was accepted into the Watercolour Society in 1808.

Trivia

He designed the Georgian Gothic Revival Church that replaced the parish church at Shipton-on-Cherwell in 1831.

Family Life

He and his two younger sisters were raised by their mother after their father died in 1791.

Associated With

He and John Martin contributed much to the contemporary art scene of their time.