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Unit 6: Meet the artist: JMW Turner

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One of the most famous British artists and considered to be a great master of British art, Joseph Mallord William Turner was a painter, watercolourist and printmaker who lived and worked in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He is best known for his swirling, light-filled Romantic paintings of landscapes, but there is more to this artist and his work than meets the eye. In this topic, meet Turner the man and artist, learn about his greatest works, visit a virtual recreation of his own gallery, and even try your hand at painting and drawing like the master himself.