Art Lovers Book Club – James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth by Anne Koval

When:
April 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
2019-04-18T16:00:00-05:00
2019-04-18T16:15:00-05:00
Where:
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
410 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
319-366-7503

The myth perpetuated throughout Whistler’s life is brought up to date with the treatment of his artistic achievement and extraordinary career in this major biography. From a youth in Tsarist Russia, military training at West Point and a bohemian lifestyle in 1850s Paris, Whistler went on to embody the image of the cosmopolitan artist. His friendships with Courbet, Fantin Latour, Rossetti, Manet, Monet, Degas, Baudelaire, Wilde, and Mallarme mark him as a crucial player in the larger art movements of the nineteenth century and as a pivotal figure between the British and French art scenes.