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Qualifications
etcher, engraver (printmaker), mezzotinter, painter, watercolorist, illustrator, academy lecturer
2 November 1807 Turner was elected as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy; 1834 Illustrations to Byron's poems exhibited at Colnaghi's Londen; 1840 met John Ruskin (1819-1900) for the first time
Nationality/school
English
Born
London (England) 1775-04-23
born at 21 Maiden Lane, Convent Garden, the eldest child of a barber and wig-maker
Deceased
Chelsea (London) 1851-12-19
Died in his cottage at 119 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Buried in St Paul's on 30 December
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In his younger years, Girtin became friends with Turner when they both worked as a colorist of engravings. Turner would have said about Girtin "had not Tom Girtin lived I should have starved." (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)
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Period of activity
1786 - 1851
Education
Royal Academy of Arts (Londen)
11 December 1789 admitted as a student
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Subjects
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architecture (genre), italianate, coastal view, landscape (as genre), marine (as genre), mythology, cityscape, topography
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