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J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free | de Young

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas. Tate London. Image © Tate, London 2014

J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free

June 20, 2015 – September 20, 2015

Herbst Exhibition Galleries

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was one of the greatest British artists of the nineteenth century. His paintings are revered for their spectacular effects of light and color, and have influenced generations of artists. His late work, created between 1835 and 1850, articu­lated a radical vision that was heedless of public reaction, and explored such themes as the rise and fall of civilizations, the natural and industrial worlds, and religious and cultural mythology.

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