William Turner (1920-2013)
One of the last of the great Northern Industrial painters who belonged to the Northern School of artists who surrounded and were influenced by L.S. Lowry.
For over fifty years Turner painted the industrial landscapes of the North-West, depicting images of towering cotton mills, pre-clean-air-act skies, smoking chimneys and swarming humanity struggling to survive amidst the industrial chaos. In a dark industrial valley, his mills are often painted red, yellow, blue or orange, helping to alleviate the grim reality of what he is depicting.