J.M.W Turner is an English painter and also a pioneer of Romanticism, he is most celebrated for facilitating the emergence of modern art. Born: 1775 Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom Died: 19 December 1851, Cheyne Walk, London, United Kingdom Period: Romanticism Known for: Paintings Popular works: The fighting Temeraire, The slave ship, Fishermen at sea, Wreckers, Coast of Northumberland,” c. 1834 Joseph Mallord William Turner