Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1951) was a contradiction in himself: born in Covent Garden at the centre of London he became one of the most important British landscape painters. In the 19th century he became the most recognisable British artist abroad.
This study day examines his life and analyses his work as well as discussing his ground-breaking techniques, applied mostly to watercolours.
Speaker Maria Chester studied fine arts and art history. She is a professor of Pre-Columbian art and a researcher in fine arts. She taught in several South American universities as well as private institutions. Since 2007 she has been the u3a’s national subject adviser in American Archaeology. In 2015 she was a founding member of the International Committee of the Third Age Trust and from May 2016 Secretary General of AIUTA. In October 2018 she became an accredited lecturer to the Arts Society. Born in Buenos Aires, she has lived in the Scottish Borders since 2003.