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JMW Turner (1775-1851) was the most admired and derided painter of his time. Working in every form of painting, he fearlessly experimented with light and colour to the point where his last canvases bordered on the abstract. Considered taciturn and misanthropic, he was in fact a generous, emotional man who grew tired of his fame. Peter Ackroyd's brief, brilliant biography reveals the genius of the artist and the qualities of the man who changed the course of English art.