Landscape painter J.M.W. Turner was reticent about his private life. In this blend of biography and art history, the author introduces Turner to a new generation, scotches many Turner myths, and depicts him as a giant of the 19th century and a beacon for the 21st.
James Hamilton has written biographies of Turner and Faraday. While being an authority on nineteenth century cultural history, James Hamilton also writes on twentieth century and contemporary art. Formerly Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, he is University Curator and Honorary Reader in the History of Art at the University of Birmingham.