James Whistler

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
James McNeill Whistler ca. 1885

James Abbott McNeill Whistler RBA (/ˈwɪslər/; July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American painter, most famous for a portrait of his mother. [1] He was also known for using musical terms in naming his paintings. Some examples of these are his "Symphony and Harmony" and his painting collections called "nocturnes".[2]

Whistler was also an outspoken advocate of Japanese calligraphy.[2]

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  1. "James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "James McNeill Whistler summary | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2023-08-01.