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Joseph Mallord William Turner
(1775 - 1851)

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1775 Born on 23 April in London
1779 Studies under Thomas Malton, admitted to Royal Academy
1793 The Society of Arts Awards Turner the "Greater Silver Pallet"
1799 Elected Associate Member of Royal Academy
1800 Publishes poetry intended to accompany exhibits at RA
1802 Elected full member of Royal Academy
1804 Sets up a gallery at his Harley Street home
1807 Appointed Professor of Perspective at Royal Academy, Publishes part 1 of Liber Studiorum
1811 Visits Italy
1814 Founding member of Artist General Benevolent Institution
1817 Summer tour of Netherlands and Rhine
1819 Another trip to Italy
1823 Commissioned to paint The Battle of Trafalgar for St James's Palace
1825 Tours Holland, the Rhine, and Belgium
1831 Tour of Scotland
1832 Travels to Paris, meets Delacroix
1834 Tours Meuse, Moselle and the Rhine
1836 Tours France, Switzerland and Val d'Aosta
1837 Resigns as Professor of Perspective
1840 Meets critic and artist John Ruskin, who becomes the great champion of his work; visits Venice
1841 Visits Switzerland
1844 Meets Charles Dickens; visits Switzerland, Heidelberg, and the Rhine
1845 Acting President of Royal Academy, Tours France
1846 Rents lodgings at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea and lives rest of his life as a recluse under pseudonym of Admiral Booth
1850 Last exhibition at the Royal Academy
1851 Dies 19 December
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