James Mcneill Whistler: Beyond the Myth

By: Anderson, Ronald; Koval, Anne

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The myth perpetuated throughout Whistler's life -- of a witty, irascible dandy endlessly feuding with the establishment or anyone else who stood in his way -- is brought up to date with the treatment of his artistic achievement and extraordinary career in this major biography.

From a youth in Tsarist Russia, military training at West Point and a bohemian lifestyle in 1850s Paris, Whistler went on to embody the image of the cosmopolitan artist. His friendships with Courbet, Fantin Latour, Rossetti, Manet, Monet, Degas, Baudelaire, Wilde, and Mallarme mark him as a crucial player in the larger art movements of the nineteenth century and as a pivotal figure between the British and French art scenes.

By examining Whistler's life and work together, Anderson and Koval show this most controversial and accomplished artist to be one of the most remarkable men of his age.

Title: James Mcneill Whistler: Beyond the Myth

Author Name: Anderson, Ronald; Koval, Anne

Categories: Biography,

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc: 1995-04-01

ISBN Number: 0786701870

ISBN Number 13: 9780786701872

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 089211

Description: 544 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide