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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

 (1834 - 1903)
James Abbott McNeill Whistler was active/lived in Massachusetts / England, France.  James Whistler is known for figure, landscape, and portrait painting, etching.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, James Whistler became one of the most influential late 19th-century American painters and etchers, although he lived primarily in England.  He worked in a wide variety of styles that included Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau.  He was especially influential in the Tonalist movement and was a catalyst for those who wanted to break away from prescribed academic methods, credited with being the first American modernist to influence European art.

He also created 179 lithographs, having received a commission in 1879, and from that time, he worked in graphics, pastel, and watercolor, and favorite subjects were subtly delineated cityscapes or ships at docks.

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About  James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Born:  1834 - Lowell, Massachusetts
Died:   1903 - London, England
Known for:  figure, landscape, and portrait painting, etching