Over the last several years the renowned painter Ken Howard OBE RA (b. 1932) has been exploring the Swiss journeys of one of his most illustrious predecessors as a Royal Academician, using J. M. W. Turners travels in the country as his inspiration for an exciting new body of work. This compelling publication contains an authoritative introduction to Turners experience of these breathtaking lakes and mountains by Ian Warrell, some 100 striking new paintings by Ken Howard, numerous photographs of him at work in the Alpine landscape, and a series of appealing commentaries by the artist and Jurg Gabathuler, who has facilitated these Swiss expeditions.
Ken Howard is one of Britain's most popular painters. The Royal Academy of Arts recently published his autobiography, Light and Dark. Jurg Gabathuler is a long-standing friend of Ken Howard. Ian Warrell is one of the world's leading authorities on Turner.