Genius Unfolding – Annotated Proofs by J.M.W. Turner

February 24 – March 28, 2012
An historical look at several outstanding series of prints by J.M.W. Turner featuring artist proofs with his instructions written in the margins for published engravings of the Loire Valley and Seine Valley and bound books from the collection of Douglass Montrose-Graem

February 24 – March 28, 2012
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art + Design

Selby Galleries I & II: An historical look at several outstanding series of prints by J.M.W. Turner featuring artist proofs with his instructions written in the margins for published engravings of the Loire Valley and Seine Valley and bound books from the collection of Douglass Montrose-Graem, founder of the J.M.W. Turner Museum in Denver, Colorado, and now a resident of Sarasota.

J.M.W. Turner, print from Turner's Annual Tour engraved by R. Brandard, plate 17.8 cm x 24.8 cm, 1834-1000

[J.M.W. Turner] Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 –1851) is considered to be one of the most versatile, successful, and innovative painters of 19th-century England. He was hailed as a forerunner of modernist abstraction, and his voluminous output includes watercolors, oil paintings, and etchings that range from depictions of local topography to atmospheric renderings of formidable storms and awe-inspiring terrain. The artist left more than 19,000 watercolors, drawings, and oils to the public. Most of these works are in the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery in London.

(Detail) J.M.W. Turner, print from Turner's Annual Tour engraved by R. Brandard, plate 17.8 cm x 24.8 cm, 1834-1000

J.M.W. Turner Museum Founded in 1973 in Denver, to present art to the public by appealing to all our five senses simultaneously—to our eyes with the art on the wall; to our ears with music, live and piped in classic, [not classical], music; to our nose with the fragrance of flowers and the bouquet of wines; to our taste with gourmet meals and splendid tea parties and to our touch with antique furniture and decorative elements of the highest order. For more information visit www.turnermuseum.org.