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    J.M.W.Turner (First Impressions) (Hardback) By (author) Robert Kenner

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    DescriptionOne of a series of biographies for young readers, this book tells the story of a boy from a working-class family who devoted himself to painting and realized his goal of becoming the greatest English artist of his day. It contains works by Turner and portraits of him and his contemporaries.


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    Title
    J.M.W.Turner
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Kenner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 92
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 580 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810938687
    ISBN 10: 0810938685
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: YNA
    BIC E4L: ART
    DC20: 759.2
    BIC subject category V2: AFC, 1DBKE
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007010
    LC classification: ND497.T8K4
    Thema V1.0: YNM
    Illustrations note
    26 colour and 19 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    01 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    In the First Impressions series, a biography of Turner, whose revolutionary painting style preceded the artists he most influenced, Monet and other Impressionists, by almost a hundred years. In his first book, Kenner provides anecdotes of the artist as a young man; Turner's talent was obvious early on, and unlike many artists, he had the support of his father in pursuing an artistic career. The book follows Turner's growth as a painter and the development of his style, in which the atmosphere of his landscapes often dwarfed the human subjects. Kenner imparts to readers a sense of the importance of art in a world before photography, film, and television, and the artist's roles as documenter - Turner did hundreds of prints to illustrate a European travel guide - and talented celebrity. The text of this book is well-supported by many excellent full-color reproductions of Turner's work, but not of his contemporaries (conspicuously absent is John Constable, who's mentioned often) or the Impressionists. (Kirkus Reviews)