with Frederick Ilchman
J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) was a British artist whose mastery of oil painting and watercolor allowed unprecedented subtlety in atmospheric effects, and whose loose brushwork paved the way for later art movements. Turner was also modern in his engagement in the great issues of his day. Even his tranquil views of Venice contained powerful messages. Frederick Ilchman is Chair, Art of Europe, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Chairman of Save Venice Inc.