Birth and Life

Joseph Mallord William Turner


Date of birth 14. 5. 1775
Country of birth England



Date of death 19. 12. 1851
Cemetery St Paul's Cathedral, London, England
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 51.513852, -0.098361

Artists Corner, the crypt

Summary from Wikipedia

Turner was born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, to a modest lower middle-class family. He lived in London all his life, retaining his Cockney accent and assiduously avoiding the trappings of success and fame. A child prodigy, Turner studied at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1789, enrolling when he was 14, and exhibited his first work there at 21. During this period, he also served as an architectural draftsman. He earned a steady income from commissions and sales, which due to his troubled, contrary nature, were often begrudgingly accepted. He opened his own gallery in 1804 and became p ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 10. 3. 2017

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