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James McNeill Whistler : beyond the myth

Author: Ronald Anderson; Anne Koval
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Garf edView all editions and formats
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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 - clouds his artistic achievement. Now, for the first time, his art and life are brought together in this major new biography to recreate the extraordinary career of the man behind the myth. By examining Whistler's life and work together with the impact his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James McNeill Whistler; James McNeill Whistler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Anderson; Anne Koval
ISBN: 0786701870 9780786701872
OCLC Number: 32200162
Description: xv, 544 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Ronald Anderson & Anne Koval.

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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 - clouds his artistic achievement. Now, for the first time, his art and life are brought together in this major new biography to recreate the extraordinary career of the man behind the myth. By examining Whistler's life and work together with the impact his followers, collectors and friends made on his reputation after his death, Anderson and Koval show this most controversial and accomplished artist to be one of the most remarkable men of his age.

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