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Lecture, Tue 4 Jul 2017


The Life and Works of J.M.W. Turner
Speaker: Eric Shanes
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) was undoubtedly Britain’s greatest painter, if not even the greatest landscape and marine artist ever. He excelled both as a watercolourist and an oil painter. His technical fluency and virtuosity are always apparent. In this talk, Eric Shanes will put the painter’s achievement within its cultural, painterly and biographical context, while showing many fabulous images.

Eric graduated from the Chelsea School of Art in 1966 with a Dip. Ed. in Painting. In 1979 he won the Yorkshire Post Art Book Award for the best art book published that year, “Turner’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales”. He is now Vice-President of the Turner Society, having been Chairman from 1989-94, and 2000-9. He is a prolific author, painter, curator and lecturer. He has published at least 15 books on Turner.

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Dates Times
Tue 4 Jul 2017


Guests: £5 per person payable at the door.
NADFAS members: £4 payable at the door.
Students: Free, upon production of your student card.



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Map reference: TQ 179750  Lat: 51.46171 Long: -0.30407

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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