Turner: The Extraordinary Life & Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner

 

Franny Moyle

 

Meeting: Thursday, April 18 @ 6-7:30 PM

 

Location: Kelly-McKenna Gallery, 1308 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ

 

Wine Selection: TBD

 

Summary: J. M. W. Turner, Britain's revered landscape painter, led a life shrouded in mystery and contradiction. Author Franny Moyle delves into the lesser-known aspects of the artist's life: from the tragic institutionalization of his mother to the personal sacrifices he made for his meteoric rise. Turner's enigmatic persona, characterized by visionary genius and eccentric behavior, unfolds against the backdrop of Britain's societal shifts during the French and Industrial Revolutions. Moyle explores Turner's private struggles, revealing a psychologically wounded individual seeking solace in a clandestine existence, culminating in a poignant portrayal of his final years and clandestine love affair.

 

About Art Book Club: We meet the third Thursday of every month at Kelly-McKenna Gallery to discuss all topics art, architecture, and design adjacent. 

 

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Our monthly wine selection is available at Bottle Shop of Spring Lake; (732) 449-5525

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