Tate British Artists: James McNeill Whistler
Tate British Artists: James McNeill Whistler
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2004
  • Price: $16.50
  • Trim Size: 6 34 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 1-85437-486-9
  • EAN: 9781854374868
  • Page Count: 80
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), the American-born artist who spent much of his working life in London, played a crucial role in the development of 20th-century modernism. His art was profoundly influenced by the written word, especially the writings of Baudelaire, Swinburne, Mallarmé, and Edgar Allan Poe. This book examines literary and other aspects of Whistler's modernity, discusses his relationship with English and French painting, and sheds new light on his famous libel trial with art critic John Ruskin.

About the author

Robin Spencer is senior curator at the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.