James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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Also known as Whistler, James A. McNeill; Whistler, James Abbott MacNeil; Whistler, James Abbott McNeil; Whistler, James McNeill

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Lowell (Middlesex county, Massachusetts, United States)

Biography:
American painter, printmaker, and designer, active in England. He developed from the Realism of Courbet and Manet to become one of the leading members of The Aesthetic Movement and an exponent of Japonisme. He adopted non-specific or musical titles for his works the emphasis of which was often mood or the manipulation of paint across the surface, rather than the actual subject depicted. He is best know for his work "Arrangement in Grey and Black No 1: Portrait of the Artist's Mother" (1871), and his subsequent portraits using simple tonal colors. In 1877, his work "Nocture in Black and Gold: the Falling Rocket," caused a sensation for its blatant abstract qualitites that shocked art critics. In his later life, he created an ambitious series of etchings.


 

James Abbott McNeill Whistler Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American 1834-1903) Bridge, Amsterdam, 1889 Etching 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (16.5 x 24.1
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American 1834-1903)Bridge, Amsterdam, 1889Etching6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (16.5 x 24.1 ...
Lot 23658
Auction 656
Friday, December 7, 2007
$125,475.00
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) In Cathedral Close, Canterbury, circa 1896 Ink on paper 5-1/8 x 3
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)In Cathedral Close, Canterbury, circa 1896Ink on paper5-1/8 x 3...
Lot 69105
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017
$17,500.00
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903) Upright Venice (From The Second Venice Set), 1879-1880 Etching on...
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903)Upright Venice (From The Second Venice Set), 1879-1880Etching on ...
Lot 64152
Auction 5149
Thursday, December 5, 2013
$8,750.00
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903) Fishing Boat (From the Second Venice Set), 1879-1880 Etching Sign
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903)Fishing Boat (From the Second Venice Set), 1879-1880EtchingSign...
Lot 64112
Auction 5069
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
$4,780.00
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903) Early Morning, Battersea (Kennedy 75), circa 1859 Etching 4-1/2 x
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903)Early Morning, Battersea (Kennedy 75), circa 1859Etching4-1/2 x...
Lot 64128
Auction 5136
Saturday, May 11, 2013
$4,687.50

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