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A biography of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), written specially for younger readers. Whistler was once born and expert in the US yet travelled commonly in Europe as a tender guy, partially simply because his father had a freelance to layout railroads in Russia. After settling on artwork as a profession, Whistler spent such a lot of his existence out of the country, first in Paris, then in London, with aspect journeys to Venice and in other places. artwork critic and historian Avis Berman tells Whistler's tale, and indicates how the artist - a widely known wit and bon vivant, who as soon as sued the English critic John Ruskin for creating a derogatory comment in a evaluation - was once additionally probably the most creative painters of the overdue nineteenth century. His maximum matters have been cityscapes - misty, atmospheric renderings, frequently painted at evening. he's most sensible recognized for his portraiture, to which he became essentially with a view to make a residing. during this ebook, Berman inspires Whistler's character and cutting edge method of growing artwork.

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