Object ID 000138
Object Name Turner
Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection
Accession # 2017.01.258.213
Alternate ID NF 759.2 TUR
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Atwater
Accession Date MAY 22,2018
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status In Collection
Object Keywords Turner, J. M. W.,Biography,English Painter,Hamilton, James Author,
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description / Abstract J.M.W. Turner was a painter whose treatment of light put him squarely in the pantheon of the world’s preeminent artists, but his character was a tangle of fascinating contradictions. While he could be coarse and rude, manipulative, ill-mannered, and inarticulate, he was also generous, questioning, and humane, and he displayed through his work a hitherto unrecognized optimism about the course of human progress. With two illegitimate daughters and several mistresses whom Turner made a career of not including in his public life, the painter was also known for his entrepreneurial cunning, demanding and receiving the highest prices for his work.
Physical Description xxv, 461 p. : ill. 24 cm.
Publisher New York : Random House, 2003.
Spine / Label 759.2 TUR