James McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 10, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist. Averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, he 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 p... Read more at Wikipedia


Date of Birth: 11-Jul-1834

Place of Birth: Lowell, , United States of America

Date of Death: 17-Jul-1903

Profession: Painter, Artist

Nationality: United States of America

Zodiac Sign: Cancer






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