The Artist as Architect
It’s been a well-kept secret that Britain’s greatest landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, designed his own house in Twickenham 200 years ago, as a country retreat for himself and his father. Turner’s House Trust is leading a fascinating project to restore the house to its original appearance, open it to visitors, display the Livermore Collection of Turner material, and set up a programme of activities and learning opportunities to involve people of all ages. Following Stage 2 HLF funding of £1.4m in January 2015, the project still needs to raise £290,000 to complete funding.