James Hamilton is an art historian and biographer. Formerly a Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, he is now the university curator and honorary reader in the history of art at the University of Birmingham in England. He organized and wrote the catalogue of the exhibition "Turner and the Scientists" at the Tate, and his biography of J. M. W. Turner was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Award.
"James Hamilton is an outstanding biographer. He reveals Turner's
world for all its wild contradictions and, like Turner, brings to
life what the eye cannot see."
-Amanda Foreman, author of the Whitbread Prize-winning biography Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
"A pleasure to read."
-A. S. Byatt, Sunday Express (London)
"Turner was a phenomenon, a one-man artistic revolution whose energy can be felt through the pages of this inspiring biography almost as much as through his own canvases....Hamilton's descriptions of the paintings are deft and considered....You do not have to be an artist or art historian to enjoy this book."
-Alan Judd, The Daily Telegraph (London)