Ernie Turner. Wivenhoe Artist
Nottage Maritime Institute, Jardine Press, 2006, ISBN 0 9552035 2 X, 58pp (Essex County Libraries E.WIV 759.2)
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Ernie Turner started painting in1964 when he retired from his job as a shipwright in Wivenhoe. He captured much of the Wivenhoe of the ’60s and ’70s in his charming colourful naive style. He has been dubbed Wivenhoe’s Alfred Wallis.
With a biography by Richard Barnard (Chairman of the Nottage Management Committee), and introduction by Professor Thomas Putfarken (Head of the Department of Art History and Theory, University of Essex), this book was commissioned to celebrate the largest exhibition to date of Ernie Turner’s work, all generously loaned by local residents and held at the Nottage Maritime Institute in Wivenhoe.
Description taken from book cover.