James Abbott McNeill Whistler
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, prior to relocating to London and France. Whistler was known for his paintings, graphic art design, mosaics, Chiaroscuro, printmaking and Plein Air Painting, as well as his tonalism, luminism and impressionism styles. His works primarily centered on figures, floral and botanical, nudes, townscapes, coastal and beach views, architecture, portraits, seascapes, animals, genre and marine and nautical subjects. WhistlerÕs art has been exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show in New York, the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the 1892-1893 WorldÕs Columbian Exposition (Chicago WorldÕs Fair), the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco, the National Academy of Design, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 (St. Louis WorldÕs Fair), the Paris Salons, the Copley Society of Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
This 100+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Whistler, James Abbott McNeill. There is no visible artist signature.
Whistler, James Abbott McNeill
James Whistler (1834-1903) was an American painter based in London, England, who prided himself in creating harmony within his works. His portraits are most well-known, with Arrangement in Grey and Black no. 1 (commonly known as Whistler's Mother) being his most famous piece. His impressive landscapes with overarching themes have led him to be known as the father of Tonalism, and he influenced artists on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a close personal friend of Oscar Wilde for many years until a misunderstanding deteriorated their relationship. Wilde, in a bout of spiteful vindictiveness, later wrote the fantastical Portrait of Dorian Grey based on Whistler.
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