Whistler

Whistler

DVD - 2006
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The personal life of James Abbott McNeill Whistler may have been the most remarkable of any 19th century artist. Born an American, he spent his childhood in St. Petersburg, and received his only formal art training in the West Point Military Academy.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2006]
ISBN: 9780769783093
0769783090
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Derringer
Aug 26, 2018

This art-documentary looks at the life and work of American realist painter, James Whistler.

There are interviews in this presentation by art historians who give Whistler top marks for his portraits and landscapes.

At the age of 29 Whistler moved to Europe to study art in France. He traveled a great bit around the continent and he finally settled in London. He remained there for the rest of his life, never returning to America.

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ManMachine
Aug 08, 2018

This informative bio-documentary about notable painter, James Whistler was presented by "Kultur International" through their "Romantics & Realists" series.

Born (1834) in Lowell, Massachusetts - (artist) James Whistler developed a very highly-stylized painting technique as his interest in becoming a full-fledged painter grew.

When it comes to portraits and landscapes - Whistler's works are looked upon as clearly epitomizing his era of artists from the mid-to-late 19th century.

Through stills, interviews with art historians, and numerous images of Whistler's work - This brief, 50-minute presentation gives the viewer a good overview of the life and times of a greatly respected artist.

*Note* - In 1903 - James Whistler (69 at the time) died of a heart attack.

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