J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
Joseph Mallord William Turner – Dutch Boats in a Gale (1801)
Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romanticist landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting.
Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism, and some of his works are cited as examples of abstract art prior to its recognition in the early 20th century. More