July 2018

Pictures of James McNeill Whistler's 1904 Memorial Exhibition

This past Tuesday marked the anniversary of the death of James McNeill Whistler. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Whistler was a realist artist known for his remarkable landscapes, portraits, etchings, and lithographs. Whistler firmly believed in “art for art’s sake,” a motto coined by French philosopher Victor Cousin, emphasizing artistic beauty over deep, socio-political themes.