A Short Biography of James Abbott McNeill Whistler

"As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight, and the subject-matter has nothing to do with harmony of sound or colour."
—James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler painted a number of exquisite paintings, but is largely remembered for one titled Arrangement in grey and black No. 1, and assigned an indelible nickname by an approving public. “Whistler’s Mother” is an elegant somber portrait of his mother, Anna, rendered in richly muted tones.
 

The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist.

By Henri-Pierre Corbacho
Part of the Short Biographies Series
32 pages
Published by Applewood Books, 2017
Hardcover
4.2 x 0.3 x 6.8 inches

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