BIOGRAPHY James Alfred Turner - Page 4 of 4 J.A.Turner is listed in the following standard biographical references: These references should be treated with caution as they are limited in information and much of the detail is incorrect. Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 374 Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 688. Kerr's Dictionary of Australian artists ([Sydney] : Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney, 1984). Has Turners death date incorrect and 'appears' he is the same J. Turner, photo-colourist. McCulloch, Alan, Susan, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 969. A major art reference work - the 4th, Edition gives the same information (which appears to be inaccurate as to his marriage at least) as in the first edition (1968). Moore, William. Story of Australian Art : from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of to-day. (Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1934.) - Damns Turner with faint praise (volume 1, page 105) but provides no details of his life.
The historic value of the detail in Turner’s paintings becomes more valuable as time passes. Enlargement from ‘Having a spell’ [see HOME page]
The art of Australian painter James Alfred Turner (1850 - 1908)
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