James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an American painter active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. He eschewed sentimentality and moral allusion in painting and was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". His signature for his paintings took the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol combined both aspects of his personality: his art is marked by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative. He found a parallel between painting and music, and entitled many of his paintings "arrangements", "harmonies", and "nocturnes", emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (1871), commonly known as Whistler's Mother, is a revered and often parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his theories and his friendships with other leading artists and writers.

Wikipedia

Date and place of birt: 11 july 1834, Lowell, USA
Date and place of death: 17 july 1903, London, United Kingdom
Nationality: United Kingdom, USA
Period of activity: XIX century
Specialization: Painter, Artist
Art school / group: Salon des artistes français, Венский сецессион
Genre: Everyday life, Landscape painting, Portrait
Art style: Impressionist, Modernism, Realist, Symbolism, Tonalism

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