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RUSKIN AND TURNER: A CELEBRATION Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper Monday 11 November 2019

John Ruskin loved Venice, the Alps and the Lakes. He made daily studies of the dawn and watched, horrified, as Victorian industrialisation polluted the clouds and rivers captured by his ideal 'Modern Painter', J M W Turner. In 2019, I am celebrating Ruskin's 200th birthday as Research Curator for a major exhibition in York and Kendal. This lecture will open your eyes to the beauty of Ruskin's words and watercolours, and share his delight in the extraordinary visions created by Turner. 


Suzanne studied History at Oxford University and Art History at the Courtauld Institute, and at Christie's Education. She was a Curator and Research Fellow at the V&A Museum for 12 years, and is now a Visiting Fellow at the University of York. She has lectured extensively for museums and on Cunard liners, and undertaken broadcasts and consultancies for the BBC and Channel Four. Historical Consultant to Ralph Fiennes for The Invisible Woman, a film about Charles Dickens, and the BBC drama, The Living and the Dead. Publications include Pre-Raphaelite Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum (2003), The Victorian Woman (2001), and Effie Gray, a biography of the Scottish wife of John Ruskin and John Everett Millais. A film based on her life, starring Emma Thompson, was released in 2014. Currently Research Curator at York Art Gallery, she worked on an exhibition Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud which opened in Spring 2019.