Describes James McNeil Whistler (1834-1903) as one of the most contentious artists of the nineteenth century, as well as one of the most misunderstood. Painter, draughtsman, etcher, watercolorist and interior designer, he was renowned as much for his wit, style and elegance as he was for his work. The story of Whistler's life unfolds in a mixture of humor and pathos, told through images found in his paintings to the music of Debussy, who found inspiration from his work.
Late Nineteenth Century (1866-1899)
Early Nineteenth Century (1800-1865)
Early Twentieth Century (1900-1945)