J. M. W. Turner

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Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April, 1775 (exact date disputed) - 19 December, 1851) was an English Romantic landscape artist, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism.

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Autobiographical Recollections of C. R. Leslie with Selections from his correspondence[edit]

  • If I thought he (Francis Chantrey) liked my pictures half as well as I like his , I should be satisfied . He is the Giotto of England
  • Well how does he (Mr. Lennox) like my picture ? He thinks it indistinct, Leslie answered. . You should tell him the indistinctness is my fault.(replied Turner).
  • Painting can never show her nose in company with architecture but to have it snubbed.
  • Asked if he (Turner) would let a picture go to America? No, they won't come up to scratch. (Turner's reply)
    • Autobiographical Recollections of C. R. Leslie with Selections from his correspondence Ed. Tom Taylor , Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1860

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  • The sun is God
    • These are said to have been his last spoken words - Norman Davies, Europe: A history p. 687 ISBN: 978-0712666336

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  • I know of no genius but the genius of hard work.

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