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James McNeill Whistler - Beyond The Myth Book Review Summary

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    This is the biography of the artist James McNeill Whistler.

    Taking the best of Impressionism and Realism, Whistler's uniquely individual treatments of color are unforgettable. We think of "Nocturne In Blue and Gold," his muted yet powerful study of London's Old Battersea Bridge.

    Born in Massachusetts in 1834, Whistler spent part of his youth in Russia. For a time he lived in Paris, where he was an adherent of Courbet's. Later, he settled in London, becoming a friend of Oscar Wilde's and a visible "dandy" of the art circuit.

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   artist Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Profession/status:    -   artist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

Pictures/Illustrations?    -   Some in color 1-5

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