Harriet French Turner
(1886 - 1967)
Harriet French Turner was active/lived in Virginia. Harriet Turner is known for primitive genre, landscape, interiors.
Biography Harriet French Turner
The following is courtesy of Kathy Chabat, relative of the artist. Her information is from an exhibition in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1962
Crisp delineation of form, delicate brushwork, and meticulous use of color characterize the paintings of Harriet French Turner. Like Grandma Moses, H.O. Kelly and Clara Williamson, this twentieth-century folk artist is at her best creating nostalgic landscapes and genre paintings recalling scenes from her youth. In her own words this is the story of her life and art.
I am 76 years old. I was born in Giles County, Virginia but my family moved to Roanoke when I was 13 years old. As there was no public school near us in Giles my early schooling was in small private schools and under governesses
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