James Abbott McNeill Whistler

1834 - 1903

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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 eschewed sentimentality and moral allusion in painting and was 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 1,052,300 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). James Abbott McNeill Whistler is the 336th most popular painter (up from 397th in 2019), the 1,060th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,239th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Painter.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler is most famous for his painting of the "Arrangement in Grey and Black," which is also known as "Whistler's Mother."

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Among painters, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 336 out of 1,428Before him are Adriaen van Ostade, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Angela Hitler, Meindert Hobbema, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, and Pietro Cavallini. After him are Lyonel Feininger, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Thomas Couture, Joseph Wright of Derby, Konrad Witz, and Bartholomeus Spranger.

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Among people born in 1834, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 12Before him are John Venn, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Léon Walras, August Weismann, and Amilcare Ponchielli. After him are Charles Spurgeon, Julia Pastrana, Norodom of Cambodia, Vasily Perov, Johann Philipp Reis, and Jan Neruda. Among people deceased in 1903, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 15Before him are Alexander I of Serbia, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Otto Weininger, Hugo Wolf, Gemma Galgani, and Gotse Delchev. After him are Calamity Jane, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Camillo Sitte, Draga Mašin, Vasily Dokuchaev, and Marcel Renault.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 1,060 out of 15,968Before him are Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Burton Richter (1931), James Brolin (1940), George Akerlof (1940), Allen Dulles (1893), and John Young (1930). After him are Winona Ryder (1971), Gerald Edelman (1929), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Danny Aiello (1933), R. Lee Ermey (1944), and Liliʻuokalani (1838).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, James Abbott McNeill Whistler ranks 9Before him are Man Ray (1890), Mary Cassatt (1844), Margaret Keane (1927), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Norman Rockwell (1894), and Robert Rauschenberg (1925). After him are Lyonel Feininger (1871), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grant Wood (1891), Jasper Johns (1930), Bob Ross (1942), and Sol LeWitt (1928).