J.M.W. Turner

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Tate Publishing, 2000 - Art - 80 pages
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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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About the author (2000)

Sam Smiles is Professor of Art History at the University of Plymouth. He is the author of "The Image of Antiquity: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination" (1994) and "Eye Witness: Artists and Visual Documentation in Britain, 1770-1830" (2000).

Stephanie Moser is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton. She is the author of "Ancestral Images: The Iconography of Human Origins "(1998) and "Exhibiting Egypt" (2005).

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