Produced and directed by Carroll Moore
One of the greatest landscape painters of all time, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) rendered the subtle effects of light and atmosphere in revolutionary ways. This documentary chronicles the rise of Turner, a barber's son who entered the Royal Academy art school at age fourteen to become, over the course of six decades, Britain's most renowned painter. It includes footage of locations important to Turner in Wales, England, Switzerland, and readings from writers and artists of the era, including John Ruskin and Lord Byron.
Produced by the Department of Exhibition Programs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, in conjunction with the exhibition J. M. W. Turner.
- 30 minutes
- Closed captioned
- Narrated by Jeremy Irons
- DVD Bonus Materials: gallery of Turner's paintings set to music, Turner and poetry, photo gallery from film shoot, and Turner biography
- Released: 2007
2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award
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