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John Constable
(Born East Bergholt, Suffolk, 11 June 1776; died Hampstead, Middlesex [now in London], 31 March/1 April 1837). English painter, ranked with his contemporary Turner as one of the two greatest figures in the history of British landscape painting. Both of them brought a new freedom and inventiveness to their subject and they had a good deal of mutual respect. However, their temperaments and goals differed greatly and their careers were strongly contrasting.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)