George Turner (1843-1910)

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Author name: Georg Turner also was known as the Derbyshire 'John Constable'.
(1843, Cromford, United Kingdom -1910, Cromford, United Kingdom) George Turner was known as the Derbyshire 'John Constable' for his scenes of unspoilt english countryside. He lived at a cottage called 'The Walnuts'. The area was an inspiration for many of his paintings. His pictures were almost photographic in their attention to detail. He was very popular in Derbyshire, he never exhibited in London. He wa a member of the Derby Corporation Art Gallery Committee and around 1880 he was commissioned to paint views of Calk Abbey by Lady Crewe.