Turner, Joseph

Turner, Joseph

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Joseph Turner (1775–1851) was a landscape painter in a modern style. He is considered the artist who raised the profile of landscape painting.

The Turner Prize

This was named after Joseph Turner, it was established in 1984 and celebrates contemporary art.
Four works are shortlisted every year and shown at Tate Britain before the winner is announced.
The Turner Prize is recognised as one of the most prestigious visual art awards in Europe.
Previous winners include Damien Hirst and Richard Wright.

Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._M._W._Turner

Self portrait 1799 (aged 24)

The Battle of Trafalgar by J. M. W. Turner (1822–1824) shows the last three letters of the signal, “England expects that every man will do his duty” flying from Nelson’s ship Victory.