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Turner, Joseph Mallord William

Born: 1775 AD
Died: 1851 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Painters

1775 – Born in Covent Garden, London, England on the 23rd of April.

1785 – Turner was sent to stay with his uncle on his mother’s side in Brentford, which was then a small town west of London on the banks of the River Thames.

1789 – He entered the Royal Academy of Art schools when he was only 14 years old, and was accepted into the academy a year later.

1802 – Turner travelled widely in Europe, starting with France and Switzerland and studying in the Louvre in Paris in the same year.

1851 – He died in the house of his mistress Mrs Sophia Caroline Booth in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea on 19th of  December.