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Thomas Girtin
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Born in Southwark, London
Born on 18th of February 1775
Died on 9th of November 1802

Born 1775. Died 1802 - English painter.

Close friend of J M W Turner, they were both employed to colour prints with watercolour. Played a major role in established water colour as a recognised art form. Collections of his works are found in the Tate Britain, the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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