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James Whistler

Painter, Author (14-Jul-1834 — 17-Jul-1903)


Deanna Marohn Bendix. Diabolical Designs: Paintings, Interiors, and Exhibitions of James McNeill Whistler. Smithsonian Institution Press. 1995. 329pp.

N. D'Anvers. James McNeill Whistler. G. Bell. 1904. 72pp.

Eric Denker. In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler. National Portrait Gallery. 1995. 176pp.

Arthur Jerome Eddy. Recollections and Impressions of James A. McNeill Whistler. J. B. Lippincott Company. 1904. 293pp.

Horace Gregory. The World of James McNeill Whistler. Nelson. 1959. 255pp.

Sadakichi Hartmann. The Whistler Book: A Monograph of the Life and Position in Art of James McNeill Whistler, Together with a Careful Study of His More Important Works. L. C. Page & Co.. 1910. 272pp.

James Laver. Whistler. London: White Lion Publishers. 1976. 256pp.

Margaret F. MacDonald. Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice. University of California Press. 2001. 160pp.

Roy McMullen. Victorian Outsider: A Biography of J. A. M. Whistler. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1973. 307pp.

Linda Merrill; Marc Simpson; Sylvia Yount; Robyn Asleson; Lee Glazer. After Whistler: The Artist and His Influence on American Painting. Yale University Press. 2003. 272pp.

Hesketh Pearson. The Man Whistler. Methuen. 1952. 198pp.

Elizabeth Robins Pennell; Joseph Pennell. The Life of James McNeill Whistler. W. Heinemann. 1908. (2 vols.)

Don Carlos Seitz. Writings By & About James Abbott McNeill Whistler: A Bibliography. O. Schulze & Co.. 1910. 181pp.

Stanley Weintraub. Whistler: A Biography. New York: Weybright and Talley. 1974. 498pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1206)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1550)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.1122)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.817)

  10. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.801)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1109)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.788)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.513)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.726)

  15. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (pp.1183-85)

  16. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.482)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.68)

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