Edwin A (Edward) Turner
(1854 - 1899)
Edwin A. (Edward) Turner was active/lived in Michigan. Edwin Turner is known for portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Edwin A. (Edward) Turner
Edwin A. Turner 1854 - 1899
Born in Branch County, Michigan in 1854, Edwin Turner spent much of his early life in unknown circumstances; also his initial art education is unknown. He appears in the City Directory in Muskegon, Michigan in the early 1880's.
Though an all around artist with an excellent reputation, he excelled as a portrait painter. As such, he was employed to do portraits of the city's major benefactors, Charles H. and Julia Hackley, and these paintings were hung in the Hackley Library in 1888. He also did portraits of other prominent individuals. About that time he also established a studio in Grand Rapids.
Hackley, taking a personal interest in Turner, s
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