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Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)

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“Thomas Girtin together with his friend J. M. W. Turner, revolutionized watercolour painting and introduced the romantic style in English landscape painting. (Like Keats and Shelley, he died young.) Colour in broad transparent washes together with precise, exquisite drawing (one can scarcely tell where drawing in pencil ends and drawing with the brush begins) make Girtin one of the greatest masters of watercolour painting.”
from Terry Fenton’s bio of Thomas Girtin.

— Watercolor Masters: Thomas Girtin © 2010 Greg Conley —

Additional Links:

thomas girtin at tate museum
thomas girton at www.j-m-w-turner.co.uk