James Abbott McNeill Whistler

1834 - 1903

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (; July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American artist active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". His signature for his paintings took the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Abbott McNeill Whistler has received more than 840,903 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 399th most popular painter.

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Among painters, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 398 out of 1,258Before him are Anselm Kiefer, Antonis Mor, Wolf Vostell, Giuseppe Castiglione, Gino Severini, and Christian Krohg. After him are Stefan Lochner, Michael Pacher, Giovanni Boldini, Jean-Marc Nattier, Meindert Hobbema, and Mikhail Vrubel.

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Among people born in 1834, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 18Before him are Jan Neruda, Charles Spurgeon, Johann Philipp Reis, Julia Pastrana, Aleksis Kivi, and Vasily Perov. After him are Norodom of Cambodia, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Gaston Planté, Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, Kondō Isami, and Viktor Hartmann. Among people deceased in 1903, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 17Before him are Josiah Willard Gibbs, Hugo Wolf, Gotse Delchev, Gemma Galgani, Camillo Sitte, and Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria. After him are Draga Mašin, Vasily Dokuchaev, Marcel Renault, Calamity Jane, Sabino Arana, and Sophie Gengembre Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 1,239 out of 12,171Before him are Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Frank Langella (1938), Tecumseh (1768), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), Cesar Romero (1907), and Anne Hathaway (1982). After him are Jeff Koons (1955), Jane Wyman (1917), Alan Bean (1932), Aaron Burr (1756), John C. Mather (1946), and Benedict Arnold (1741).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 10Before him are Man Ray (1890), Margaret Keane (1927), Norman Rockwell (1894), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), and Lyonel Feininger (1871). After him are Bob Ross (1942), Jasper Johns (1930), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Sol LeWitt (1928), Richard Serra (1939), and Cy Twombly (1928).