Description - Whistler by Daniel E. Sutherland
A major new biography of James McNeill Whistler, one of most complex, intriguing, and important of America's artists
This engaging personal history dispels the popular notion of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) as merely a combative, eccentric, and unrelenting publicity seeker. The Whistler revealed in these beautifully illustrated pages is an intense, introspective, and complex man, plagued by self-doubt and haunted by an endless pursuit of perfection in his painting and drawing.
"[Sutherland] seeks to get behind the public Whistler . . . never judging or condescending to his subject. . . . The portrait of Whistler that emerges is complex and mysterious . . . a measured and scholarly account of an extraordinary life."-Ruth Scurr, Wall Street Journal
"The first comprehensive biography of Whistler in at least a generation. . . . Sutherland skillfully captures Whistler's ambition, tenacity, and insecurity and presents his life in a narrative that does justice to both his triumphs and his failures."-Eleanor Jones Harvey, American Scholar
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Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 156mm x mm)
Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Author Biography - Daniel E. Sutherland
Daniel E. Sutherland is distinguished professor of history, University of Arkansas.