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Date and Place of Birth:
July 10, 1834, Lowell, Massachusetts
As one might guess - by reading that Whistler had no easily defined style, and had spent most of his life traveling abroad - his work was multi-faceted. His earlier pieces were etchings, thanks to skills he picked up working as a cartographer. He painted portraits in the style of Realism, and later turned out abstracted landscapes, which he called "nocturnes." Whistler then returned to etching (drypoint) and tried his hand at lithography and interior decoration.
- Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl, 1861
- Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1: Portrait of the Painter's Mother, 1871
- Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge, 1872
- Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, 1875
Date and Place of Death:
July 17, 1903, London, England
Sources and Further Reading
- Anderson, Ronald; Koval, Anne. James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth.
New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2002.
- Dorment, Richard; MacDonald, Margaret F.; Whistler, James McNeill.
James McNeill Whistler.
New York : Harry N Abrams, Inc., 1995.
- Whistler, James McNeill; Naylor, Maria (ed.). Etchings of James McNeill Whistler.
Mineola : Dover Publications, 2003.