This Web site is devoted to Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851), one of Britain's most famous, and somewhat controversial, artists. Turner displayed his first oil painting at the Royal Academy at the age of 21, and he remained actively involved at the Academy for the rest of his life. The site provides a brief biography of the artist as well as a timeline in which Turner's accomplishments are placed in the context of other political and cultural events. Since Turner's art was somewhat controversial this site also includes feedback from other artists and writers, such as Constable, Ruskin, and Matisse. Finally, the Web site includes Focus Sheets for teachers who take their students to Tate, the location of the national collections of British Art and international modern art.