James McNeill Whistler

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1903-07-17
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1834-07-11
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James M. Whistler Collection
 

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In 1851, he joined the Military Academy at West Point, remaining there for three years, eventually managing to achieve low-enough academic scores to be dismissed, which was his intention. (Details)
When Whistler was three years old, the family moved to Stonington, Connecticut and three years later to St Petersburg in Russia where his father, an ex-army officer, was working as a civil engineer. (Details)
Whistler had art lessons in Russia, but his father removed him from the art academy in St Petersburg after one year. (Details)
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fine arts and crafts
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painter
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james abbott mcneill whistler a fan was oscar wilde (Oscar Wilde)
james abbott mcneill whistler a fan was walter sickert (Walter Sickert)
james abbott mcneill whistler salon reject with paul cezanne (Paul Cézanne)
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pierre-auguste renoir accused of copying james abbott mcneill whistler (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)
dante gabriel rossetti a pal of james abbott mcneill whistler (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)
henry charles fleeming jenkin a pal of james abbott mcneill whistler (Fleeming Jenkin)
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Whistler was admired both as an artist and for his writings, which put forward the more advanced views of his time, and explained modern French art to the British.
 

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Chelsea (1863)
Paris (1855)
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