Statues and Monuments: JMW Turner

Posted: December 21, 2015 in History, London, UK
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JMW Turner - St Paul's Cathedral

JMW Turner – St Paul’s Cathedral

Joseph Mallord William Turner in Covent Garden, London in 1775, where his father was a barber. in 1785, his mother was admitted to hospital and the 10-year-old Turner was sent to live with his uncle in Brentford by the River Thames. It is believed that it is here that he may have begun to paint. The following year he moved to stay in Margate and began to produce paintings which was exhibited in his father’s shop window and sold for a small amount. In 1789 he was admitted to the Royal Academy of arts school and a year later entered the Academy.his work became more well known and she gained a number of important patrons who continue to support him throughout his life.

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Turner continued to live with his father,who worked as his studio assistant, until the latter’s death in 1829. This  had a profound depressive effect on Turner. He eventually moved to Chelsea, where he lived with a widow, Sophia Booth, until his death in 1851. He was buried in St Paul’s Cathedral next to Sir Joshua Reynolds, another famous artist, who had been the chairman of the Royal Academy board which had admitted Turner to the Academy in 1789.

The_Fighting_Temeraire,_JMW_Turner,_National_Gallery -J. M. W. Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The_Fighting_Temeraire,_JMW_Turner,_National_Gallery -J. M. W. Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Corfe_Castle_by_JMW_Turner -J. M. W. Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Corfe_Castle_by_JMW_Turner -J. M. W. Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Turner will probably be best remember for his use of colour and interpretation of light,

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