Join curator Sam Smiles for a talk on J.M.W. Turner and private view of The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free.
Sam Smiles is Emeritus Professor, Art History, University of Plymouth and Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter. He studied Philosophy and the History of Art for his BA at the University of Cambridge, where he was also awarded his PhD. He has spent most of his professional life in Devon and established the departments of Art History at Plymouth and Exeter universities.
He specializes in British art, especially landscape painting and the life and career of J.M.W Turner. His publications on Turner include J.M.W. Turner: The Making of a Modern Artist (Manchester University Press, 2007) The Turner Book ( Tate Publications, 2006), J.M.W. Turner ( Tate Publications 2000) and the exhibition Light into Colour: Turner in the South West (Tate St Ives, 2006)
He is currently researching a book on artists in old age.