James Abbott Mcneill Whistler

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Style: Tonalism

Place: Lowell

Born: 1834

Death: 1903

Nationality: United States


James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 10, 1834 - July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist. Averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, he was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The sym...