Jun 22, 2015

Why painter J.M.W. Turner matters so much - SFGate

The son of an English barber father and a mentally unstable mother, the precocious Turner (1775-1851) first showed his work at the Royal Academy when he was 15, and began his professional career doing precise architectural drawings. Painting Set Free, an exhibition of 65 oils and watercolors that opened this weekend at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Included are such signal paintings...

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