3 Turner was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism.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”.
4 The significance of light was to Turner the emanation of God's spirit The significance of light was to Turner the emanation of God's spirit. He loved creating play of light on water, the radiance of skies and fires. He captured the overall moods of nature.J. M. W. Turner died at his cottage in Chelsea in He left some 300 paintings and 19,000 thousand watercolours to England.