Tom Jeffreys

Tom Jeffreys

Tom is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and editor of The Learned Pig. He writes primarily about contemporary art, and is particularly interested in work that asks questions relating to animals and the environment. His writing has been published in, among others, art-agenda, ArtReview, Frieze, Country Walking, the Independent, New Scientist, and World of Interiors. His first book, Signal Failure: London to Birmingham, HS2 on foot, was published by Influx Press in 2017. His second, The White Birch, will be published by Little, Brown in 2021. Tom is represented by Zoe Ross at United Agents.

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Turner and the Sea

Given that Joseph Mallord William Turner is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of the sea in the history of British art, it seems slightly strange that…