James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

United States 1834 - 1903

Modern Art

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Male
United States
1834
August 21, 2013
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an American-born, British-based artist active during the American Gilded Age.

He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and 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 symbol was apt, for it combined both aspects of his personality—his art was characterized by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative.