Turning to Turner

December 22, 2017–April 29, 2018
The Godfrey American Art Wing, Level 2, Gallery K230

Prints by the English landscape painter and watercolorist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) reflect what many celebrated as his “truth to nature”. Turner’s art influenced several nineteenth-century American painters, Winslow Homer among them, and how they depicted the natural world. Turning to Turner features a selection of the master’s prints, including rare selections from his Liber Studiorum and Turner Gallery series, alongside prints by Homer and other artists who were inspired by Turner’s style.

  • William Miller, After Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Shipwreck. From J. M. W. Turner and W. Cosmo Monkhouse, The Turner Gallery (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1879–80). Milwaukee Art Museum Research Center. Photo by John R. Glembin.