(1857 - 1925)
Sidney Starr was active/lived in New York. Sidney Starr is known for genre, figure, mural.
Biography Sidney Starr
Sydney Starr was born in Kingsborough, Hull, in 1857, and is an important figure in the history of British art in the final quarter of the nineteenth century. He had a close relationship with the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Starr's paintings of the 1880s were markedly Whistlerian, and he became a key member of the group of artists who styled themselves 'The London Impressionists.' He also wrote as an art critic for a weekly newspaper called 'The Whirlwind.' In 1892, however, after an ill-fated love affair with the wife of a patron, Starr emigrated to the United States. There, he played a key role in securing the sale of Whistler's controversial painting 'Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket)' to Samuel Untermyer for 800
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