ROSS STERLING TURNER1847-1915
A highly influential teacher of watercolor, Ross Sterling Turner was born on Long Island in 1847. He had an early career as a mechanical draftsman, then turned to art, traveling in Europe and studying at the Royal Academy in Munich in 1876. In Venice, he was considered one of the “Duveneck Boys,” although not a student of Frank Duveneck. He returned to Boston in 1882 and spent summers at the artist colony at Celia Thaxter’s home at the Isle of Shoals in New Hampshire. Beginning in 1892, he made regular painting trips to Bermuda. He was the author of “Art for the Eye – School Room Decoration”, and taught at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and MIT. He died in the Bahamas in 1915.