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J.M.W. Turner

Author: Peter Ackroyd; J M W Turner
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In straightforward fashion, Ackroyd outlines the career of this remarkable man, who progressed rapidly from his early years as a student at the Royal Academy to prominence as one of England's foremost painters, creating dramatic works in which he explored the glowing effects of light fused with air, water, fire and steam. Turner's paintings, which often approach abstraction, astounded and shocked his critics,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J M W Turner; J M W Turner; Joseph Mallord William Turner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd; J M W Turner
ISBN: 0385507984 9780385507981
OCLC Number: 58919839
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Chatto & Windus"--T.p. verso.
Description: 173 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd.
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In straightforward fashion, Ackroyd outlines the career of this remarkable man, who progressed rapidly from his early years as a student at the Royal Academy to prominence as one of England's foremost painters, creating dramatic works in which he explored the glowing effects of light fused with air, water, fire and steam. Turner's paintings, which often approach abstraction, astounded and shocked his critics, causing some to say he was a madman, an assessment reinforced by his eccentric, irascible character. Ackroyd shows how the artist, who never married and lived all his life with his father ₂though he had secret liaisons and two illegitimate daughters₂was obsessed with his art, but was also an astute businessman, opening his own gallery in London when he was only 29, cultivating prosperous patrons and speculating in land and houses, all the while turning out a multitude of dazzling oil paintings, watercolors and engravings. This is a short but intriguing introduction to the life and output of an artist who claimed that he knew of "no genius but the genius of hard work." Publishers Weekly.

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