A painter as well as a writer, Eric Shanes has exhibited his works many times in London and elsewhere. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on one of Britain’s greatest artists, J. M.W.Turner, and the author of ten bestselling books and catalogues on the life and work of this major European painter. Shanes is the current president of the Turner Society, and he is also the founding editor of Turner Studies, a scholarly journal published by the Tate Gallery. In 2000, he was the curator of the major exhibit “Turner:The Great Watercolours” that was held at the Royal Academy of Art in London to mark the 150th anniversary of Turner’s death.
His books and catalogues on Brancusi,Warhol, Hockney, The Golden Age of Watercolours, The London Impressionists, and Pop Art have all been well-received by critics. The author of numerous publications on contemporary art, he gives lectures all over the world. His website is www.ericshanes.com.