Happy Birthday, Joseph Mallord William Turner (April 23, 1775 – December 19, 1851)
A controversial artist during his time, J.M.W. Turner was ridiculed by his critics. Nevertheless, he became known as the person who championed landscape painting. He gave the world 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 paper works.
The critics have been silenced!
For more information check out the Tate Gallery in London.