Largely self-taught, he was a precocious painter whose major works started when he was only 20. This covers his early work and time in Shoreham, to 1835.
Financial success in 1846 finally allowed him to concentrate on landscape painting – and to paint many sunsets and harvest scenes.
Almost forgotten now, apart from the help that he gave William Blake, he was the most prominent British landscape painter after Turner’s death.
Tracing Blake’s influence through his friends John Linnell and Samuel Palmer to the likes of Graham Sutherland and Eric Ravilious.
When he was in Munich, he did much more than just drink lots of red wine and champagne. Here are his experimental paintings from the period.
She started out as a successful illustrator, but for most of her working life painted rural cottages across southern England.
Certainly the most prolific, and probably the most successful, marine artist of all time. His paintings were even admired by JMW Turner.