James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834 - 1903

James Abbott McNeill Whistler  American Painter


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James Abbott McNeill Whistler was previously married to Beatrix Birnie Philip (1888 - 1896).

James Abbott McNeill Whistler was in relationships with Maud Franklin (1876 - 1888), Louisa Fanny Hanson (1869 - 1872) and Joanna Hiffernan.


James Abbott McNeill Whistler is a member of the following lists: People from Middlesex County, Massachusetts, American expatriates in the United Kingdom and American painters.


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Married1 8 years - -
Dating3 12 years 5 years 3 years
Total4 12 years 5 years, 9 months 3 years


First Name James
Middle Name Abbott McNeill
Last Name Whistler
Full Name at Birth James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Alternative Name James Abbott McNeill Whistler, James Whistler
Birthday 10th July, 1834
Birthplace Lowell, Massachusetts
Died 17th July, 1903
Place of Death London, England, United Kingdom
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Painter

James Abbott McNeill Whistler RBA (; July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American artist active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". His signature for his paintings took the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. The symbol combined both aspects of his personality: his art is marked by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative. He found a parallel between painting and music, and entitled many of his paintings "arrangements", "harmonies", and "nocturnes", emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (1871), commonly known as Whistler's Mother, is a revered and often parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his theories and his friendships with other leading artists and writers.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler69 CancerPainter
Beatrix Birnie Philip38 TaurusDesigner
Maud Franklin83 CapricornModel
Louisa Fanny Hanson-
Joanna Hiffernan61Model


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Charles JamesMale1870151 years oldLouisa Fanny Hanson
IoneFemale1877144 years oldMaud Franklin
Maud McNeillFemale1879142 years oldMaud Franklin




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