He lived to be 76 years old
He was born in London, United Kingdom. Turner trained both within and outside of the Royal Academy Schools. He was accepted when he was only 14 years old. He sold his first painting at the age of 12! He was the son of a wig-maker and his mentally unstable wife. Turner spent little time around his family.
Art Movements & Contributions:
He was involved with the Romanticism movement. He was a major part of it, but he wasn't the founder of the movement. He also started to help impressionism get started. He painted landscapes that were full of emotion.