Thomas Girtin Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions

2-18-1775 London, ENG – 11-9-1802 London, ENG

Girtin, Thomas

Thomas Gritin as a youth, served his apprenticeship in London as a mezzotint engraver employed to color prints with watercolors under Edward Dayes, through whom he made the acquaintance of J.M.W. Turner who, being shown Gritin's architectural and topographical sketches, encouraged him to develop his talents as a landscape painter.

His early death in 1802 from tuberculosis brought a very promising career to an untimely end, but even by then he had established a high reputation as an etcher. Girtin's early death reportedly caused Turner to remark, "Had Thomas  Girtin lived I should have starved".

Hitherto, watercolors had been used almost entirely for tinting engravings, but to Thomas Gritin goes the credit for establishing Romantic watercolor painting as a major art form in its own right.

From 1794 onward he exhibited his great watercolor landscapes at the annual Royal Academy exhibitions and this helped to develop the fashion for this medium from the beginning of the nineteenth century. Thomas Girtin collaborated with Turner in making a series of copies of architectural paintings for Dr. Monro, notably, works by Canaletto.

Art Movement History: Romanticism.
Artists Influencing Thomas Girtin: Edward Dayes, JMW Turner.
He Traveled To France.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

Thomas Girtin Hand-Painted Oil Painting Reproductions.

Thomas Girtin Museum Art Replicas on Canvas.

The World's Artists Most Popular Products and Services

You can do a deep search for an oil painting by specific artists, colors, or subject matter . You can also check the art movements page to find the painter linked to a particular art movement. If you do not see your favorite artist or an oil painting, request it in our made-to-order, custom-made oil painting section or contact us . You can choose an oil painting reproduction to see it in your home or office surroundings and find out how to do it in our wall art mock-up photo . We also provide additional resources about art canvas sizes and oil painting care .

In our studio and on our artists pages, you will learn about the painting process and how we paint the oil painting reproductions. The same procedures pictured are used for painting: pet portraits , portrait oil paintings from your photographs , and oil paintings of your home . We uncovered some of the exact locations where famous oil paintings were painted. See the side-by-side comparisons in Then and Now, plus Tilt-Shift painting photos . On top of that, some of the famous painters' oil paintings were made into interesting tilt-shift photos.