CategoriesArt & Architecture WHISTLER: A Life for Art's Sake

WHISTLER: A Life for Art's Sake

DANIEL SUTHERLAND    Book Number: 80953    Product format: Hardback

A beautifully illustrated and deeply human portrayal of the artist which shows why James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was perhaps the most influential artist of his generation. The first biography in more than 20 years is also the first to make extensive use of the artist's private correspondence in an engaging personal history which dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric and unrelenting publicity seeker. We discover a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother and the Whistler revealed in these pages is an intense, introspective and complex man, plagued by self-doubt and haunted by an endless pursuit of perfection in his painting and drawing. Through his own magnificent work and words, this pivotal figure in the cultural history of the 19th century is revealed in his bold artistic vision which resonates to this day. 440pp in glamorous hardback, 107 illustrations plus frontispiece. Yale University Press.
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ISBN 9780300203462
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