This series of affordable monographs focuses on the lives and careers of important British artists from the 18th century to the present day. J.M.W. Turner is probably the greatest painter Britain has ever produced. Both profoundly original and astonishingly prolific, he helped transform landscape painting into an expressive art form of enormous range and power.
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The Making of an Artist
Painting and Meaning
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