He was one of our greatest artists, and often drew his inspiration from the landscapes and seascapes of the South.
Many of the works of JMW Turner can be seen on display at Petworth House in Sussex.
But now, it's the venue for an exhibition for some of his lesser known paintings - a unique collection of watercolours rather than oils.
Malcolm Shaw spoke to Exhibitions Manager Andrew Loukes.
More than 40 pictures and paintings by John Constable are being shown for the first time - together - in Sussex where some of them were painted.
The exhibition is at Petworth House which was visited by Constable in 1834. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
Now he's known as the nations' greatest painter and, some of Turner's finest work has been brought together for a unique exhibition in Sussex.
It was a county that was very special to him - and now his finest views of the area are being seen together for the first time.
It's taking place at Petworth House - a place that not only inspired him, but became his rural retreat. Stacey Poole reports and speaks to Andrew Loukes, House and Collections Manager.
The 40 paintings include some at Tate Britain, the British Museum and in the hands of private and regional owners. On display from Jan 12th to March 13th at Petworth's newly-refurbished exhibition gallery, the works will include a pencil sketch & painting of Petworth House made by Turner in 1809.
The exhibition will also display views of Sussex towns Arundel, Ashburnham, Rye and Hastings as well as rarely-seen works portraying Brighton, Chichester, Lewes & Shoreham.Turner, who lived from 1775 to 1851, was a frequent visitor to Petworth House where some of his work is on permanent display.