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James McNeill Whistler Oil Painting Reproductions

(July 11, 1834 - July 17, 1903, American, Impressionist) Biography

"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." James McNeill Whistler
Arrangement in Flesh Colour and Black: Portrait of Theodore Duret painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Composition in Black and Grey, the Artist's Mother painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Harmony in Grey and Green, Miss Cicely Alexander painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Arrangement in Flesh Colour and Black: Portrait of Theodore Duret
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Composition in Black and Grey, the Artist's Mother
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Harmony in Grey and Green, Miss Cicely Alexander
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Nocturne painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Nocturne painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Nocturne in Rosa und Grau painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Nocturne
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Nocturne
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Nocturne in Rosa und Grau
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Nocturne, Blue and Gold-Southampton Water painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Symphony in White No. 2, Little White Girl painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
The Artist in His Studio painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Nocturne, Blue and Gold-Southampton Water
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Symphony in White No. 2, Little White Girl
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The Artist in His Studio
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The Lady of the Lang Lijsen painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
The Princess from the Land of Porcelain painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
The White Girl painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
The Lady of the Lang Lijsen
James McNeill Whistler
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The Princess from the Land of Porcelain
James McNeill Whistler
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The White Girl
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James McNeill Whistler Most Popular Paintings
Composition in Black and Grey, the Artist's Mother painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Nocturne painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
The Artist in His Studio painting reproduction, James McNeill Whistler
Composition in Black and Grey, the Artist's Mother
James McNeill Whistler
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Nocturne
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The Artist in His Studio
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James McNeill Whistler Paintings

James McNeill Whistler was an American-born, British-based painter and etcher. Averse to sentimentality in painting, he was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". He took to signing his paintings with a stylized butterfly, possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol was apt, for Whistler's art was characterized by a subtle delicacy, in contrast to his flamboyant public persona.

Whistler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in the United States; the house is now preserved as the Whistler House Museum of Art. Whistler is best known for the nearly monochromatic full-length figure titled Arrangement in Gray and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother, but usually referred to as Whistler's Mother. The painting was later purchased by the French government. Though American, Whistler lived and worked mainly in Britain and France. Whistler's painting The White Girl (1862) caused controversy when exhibited in London and, later, at the Salon des Refusés in Paris. The painting epitomizes his theory that art should essentially be concerned with the beautiful arrangement of colors in harmony, not with the accurate portrayal of the natural world.

Despite seemingly courting controversy wherever he went, Whistler achieved worldwide recognition during his lifetime. In 1884 he was elected an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 1892 he was made an officer of the Legion d'Honneur in France and he became a charter member and first president of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters, & Gravers in 1898. Whistler's belief that art should concentrate on the arrangement of colors led many critics to see his work as a precursor of abstract art.

He is buried at St. Nicholas's Church in Chiswick, London.